The pet food industry faces many of the same food safety challenges as traditional human-food production companies. Much of the focus in recent years has evolved to environmental monitoring and Neogen® offers a number of pet food testing tools to verify that surfaces are appropriately free of pathogens and other potential contaminants.
Neogen is a technology leader in the area of pathogen detection with three major platforms and a complete line of dehydrated culture media. Rapid, easy-to-use tests are available for Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes.
Neogen’s AccuPoint® Advanced system, which measures the presence of ATP, is the leading sanitation verification system and first to receive AOAC approval.
For screening incoming grain, Neogen offers a complete line of GIPSA-approved tests for the detection and enumeration of mycotoxins. Three major platforms, each featuring industry-leading accuracy are available.
Neogen's AccuPoint Advanced Sanitation Verification System is a lightweight, handheld system that validates the effectiveness of a sanitation program by detecting ATP contained in food residues and microorganisms present on surfaces and in liquids. AccuPoint Advanced is the first ATP system to be approved by the AOAC Research Institute and provides a complete ATP testing solution package for pet food manufacturers.
Neogen’s Acumedia® brand has been recognized since 1978 as a premier manufacturer of high-quality dehydrated culture media for industrial, pharmaceutical, biotech, food safety and life science applications. Acumedia produces more than 240 catalog formulations and well as over 200 custom formulations to meet specific customer requirements.
Neogen offers three primary platforms for rapid pathogen detection – the Reveal® line of lateral flow strips, the ANSR® molecular detection system and the GeneQuence® line of RNA-based, microwell tests. The Reveal line is particularly well suited for the pet food application due to its ease of operation, limited equipment required, low startup and testing costs and quick time to result.
Neogen offers the industry’s most complete line of FGIS-approved mycotoxin test kits. Our new Reveal® Q+ MAX line allows users to extract using an aqueous extraction from a single sample, and test for any of six different mycotoxins. Our Reveal Q+ MAX and Reveal Q+ lines deliver precise and accurate results in a matter of minutes, using minimal extra equipment. The Reveal lines offer a room temperature incubation and storage — eliminating the need for an incubator and refrigeration space. Neogen also has a full line of high-volume microwell ELISA mycotoxin kits. Our complete line of lateral flow and ELISA kits allows a user to choose the format that best fits their laboratory workflow.
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.