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.
Instantly verify the cleanliness of your facility and your equipment with the help of the AccuPoint® Advanced Hygiene Verification System. AccuPoint Advanced has 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.
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.
If you are looking for a contract laboratory service partner, Neogen’s UK based food testing laboratory offers analysis for allergens, GMO, Marine Biotoxins, Mycotoxins, Norovirus and Meat Speciation. We can offer a variety of turnaround times and our continual investment in new technologies ensures our range of UKAS accredited testing addresses existing and emerging food safety testing requirements.
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.
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.
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.
Because of its ease of use and clarity of result, many companies prefer to utilise our self-contained protein detection tests for their hygiene monitoring programmes. 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 colour to indicate the relative level of protein detected on a sampled surface.
After 10 seconds, the solution is compared to a colour comparison chart for interpretation. If no protein is detected, the solution in the bottom of the cup will remain copper-coloured to indicate the surface is clean. A colour change to grey indicates low level protein has been detected, while a change to green/blue or blue indicates a higher level of protein detected.