Neogen® can provide all food safety solutions for your brewing, distilling or winery business. With a variety of different products for the different assets of your business, Neogen can help you craft a plan that fits your facility regardless of its size.

Beer and wine quality is measured by a complex set of sensory characteristics that include appearance, aroma, taste and texture. These factors build a sensory profile specific to your brand, and are what craft beer and wine consumers come to enjoy and expect from your brewery or vineyard. In order to maintain and preserve consistent quality, proper hygiene verification protocols must be met as even the slightest microbial growth can impact the flavour and quality of your beer or wine.

Solutions

Hygiene

ATP Testing

Instantly verify the cleanliness of your facility and your equipment with the help of the AccuPoint® Advanced Hygiene Verification System. AccuPoint Advanced have been approved by the AOAC Research Institute and accurately recovers adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from a variety of surfaces, including lines and liquids, and prevents cross contamination of bacteria in your facility. Because ATP is not uniformly distributed on surfaces, it is important to use a system that can both find and recover ATP from surfaces and liquids.

 

Acumedia

Dehydrated Culture Media

Neogen’s Acumedia® dehydrated culture media is the foundation for many tests leading to better process control. Standard and custom formulations using the highest quality ingredients are available including Universal Beer Agar, W-L Nutrient Medium, Tryptic Soy Broth and many more are available to aid in testing for spoilage indicators including yeasts and moulds, pathogens and coliforms.

 

Methanol

Methanol

Methanol contamination in illicit, counterfeit or adulterated alcohol beverages is a potentially serious health hazard in many parts of the world. Effects of methanol ingestion may include confusion, nausea, vomiting, visual problems and abdominal pain, which if left untreated can result in stupor, coma and in the most severe cases, death. Problems occur across a broad range of countries, most prominent with common illegal trade. Alert® for Methanol is a screening tool for the rapid detection of potentially harmful methanol contamination in spirits, beers and wine. It is a 10 minute colour change field test which can detect methanol levels down to 0.35% v/v.

 

Micro

Microbiology

The Neogen Filter system utilizes ampouled media to enumerate and detect a wide variety of microorganisms in liquid samples. They are sterile, ready-to-use and easily conform into a Petri dish, which eliminates many of the steps associated with using conventional membrane replacement filtration systems.

 

Myco

Mycotoxins

Neogen’s offers the industry’s most complete line of GIPSA-approved, mycotoxin tests for distillers testing incoming grain. Our new Reveal® Q+ line can deliver precise results after only minutes. Following a simple extraction, the user combines the extract with a diluent, inserts a Reveal Q+ test strip, then reads the strip in Neogen’s AccuScan® Gold reader to receive precise results. Reveal Q+ offers both room temperature incubation and storage — eliminating the need for an incubator and refrigeration space. The test requires only minimal equipment to achieve precise results and has a simple extraction process.