Neogen® has products and services to ensure food safety throughout the dairy industry starting on the farm with animal care and fluid milk collection, through transportation, processing, and conversion to final products.
Neogen is a leader in dairy antibiotic residue diagnostic tests to ensure regulatory compliance and provides ATP sanitation verification test systems to facilitate compliance best practices and with SSOP’s related to FDA regulations; HACCP, ISO, or audit schemes under BRC, SQF and others.
Neogen’s food allergen test kits are used to prevent cross contamination of foodborne allergens, in production and processing facilities. In addition, Neogen’s Soleris system accelerates microbial growth to test for spoilage organisms, critical in the production of quality dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and UHT products.
Neogen also offers pathogen detection test kits for organisms such as Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono), Salmonella and E. coli—needed to ensure brand protection and the safety of your products.
Working with the University of Nebraska’s Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP), Neogen has pioneered rapid, easy-to-use, on-site food allergen test kits, including qualitative and quantitative tests for the common foodborne allergens listed by the FDA as well as internationally listed allergens. Neogen’s Veratox® tests are used to quantify specific allergen levels and Reveal® 3-D screening tests are designed for routine monitoring to verify your processes.
For the dairy industry it is of great importance to create and monitor stringent sanitation/hygiene guidelines through ATP testing. Neogen offers AccuPoint® Advanced, an AOAC approved ATP verification system which can help manufacturers validate their cleaning methods. The AccuPoint Advanced Sanitation Verification System allows manufactures to test the cleanliness of their production equipment and facility. It also assists with the monitoring of a cleaning plan created according to HACCP guidelines.
Analysis and testing for antibiotics in milk is important because the contamination can lead to antibiotic resistance in people, and compromise yield in production of fermented products such as cheese and yogurt. Neogen offers BetaStar® Advanced, an AOAC-RI validated, NCIMS approved method for testing in the U.S. dairy market that detects beta-lactam residues at or below U.S. Food and Drug Administration safe levels. This test is reliable and efficient, making it ideal to test milk on the farm or at the dairy.
Neogen’s Acumedia® line of dehydrated culture media offers a range of products and milk testing equipment to aid in testing for spoilage indicators including yeast and molds, pathogens including general E. coli, Listeria and Staphylococcus, and coliforms in the dairy industry.
Neogen offers Soleris®, a rapid microbial system that detects routine micro and spoilage organisms including coliforms, E. coli, and yeast and molds in raw ingredients. This dairy microbiological test is ideal for screening incoming milk for better process control. Neogen also offers ANSR®, a rapid pathogen detection system that is used to monitor for pathogens including Salmonella and Listeria in raw materials as well as finished product.
Because of its ease of use and clarity of result, many companies prefer to utilize our self-contained protein detection tests for their sanitation monitoring programs. AccuClean® Advanced is intended to be used as a simple method to determine the cleanliness of food contact surfaces and equipment. AccuClean Advanced is housed in a fully self-contained cartridge that once activated, changes color to indicate the relative level of protein detected on a sampled surface.
After 10 seconds, the solution is compared to a color comparison chart for interpretation. If no protein is detected, the solution in the bottom of the cup will remain copper-colored to indicate the surface is clean. A color change to gray indicates low level protein has been detected, while a change to green/blue or blue indicates a higher level of protein detected.