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Microbial testing is a critical component of food safety programmes. Testing is used to ensure that food safety measures are effective. The combination of effective testing, robust cleaning procedures, and an effective food safety programme helps ensure your food is safe.

Neogen® has products that are designed to produce meaningful results, quickly, accurately, and easily. Rapid and easy to use test kits help producers quickly verify that the sample is free from harmful bacteria, such as E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella or other pathogens.  These tests are validated through 3rd party agencies and government organisations around the world.

Rapid diagnostics are used to change the way companies do business. Rapid microbiological testing products help provide insights into the processing environment and information related to hygiene, cleaning and product quality often in less than 48 hours.

No matter the application, Neogen’s broad line of test kits and test equipment will help you get there. Traditional microbiology is still utilized all over the world, and Neogen will provide a cost effective and quality source of dehydrated culture media with Acumedia®. Acumedia has a broad and complete range of agars, enrichment broths, peptones and other ingredients.

Easy to use lateral flow test kits such as Reveal® 2.0 allow users to rapidly, accurately and easily detect pathogens in food, environmental samples, raw materials or other matrices.

Neogen uses molecular microbiology for pathogen detection and identification in its ANSR® and NeoSeek™ testing platforms. Using molecular microbiology, Neogen offers both an on-site, detection system for pathogens (E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp., Listeria spp., or Listeria monocytogenes), or identification services for Salmonella serotypes or shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) confirmation and identification.

Platforms

Rapid Pathogens

Rapid pathogen tests

Neogen’s rapid pathogen diagnostics provide solutions for Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria species, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella species, and STECs.

The ANSR pathogen platform uses molecular microbiology to provide results within a short time.

Reveal 2.0 uses conjugated antibodies to accurately and quickly identify if the target pathogen is present. Neogen Reveal 2.0 is available as an all-inclusive kit that requires minimal equipment to perform.

GeneQuence® uses DNA hybridization technology to accurately and quickly identify if the pathogen is present. GeneQuence can be paired with automation technology for a low-cost test method in a high-throughput laboratory operation.

NeoSeek is a genomic service offered out of Neogen’s GeneSeek facility. Using the power of genomics, Neogen can confirm and identify various types of STEC's or Salmonella. Please check with your local representative for the availability of this service within your region.

 

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Rapid microbiological tests

Rapid microbiology testing has transformed the way plants and companies operate. Neogen’s rapid diagnostic platforms provide results in nearly half the time compared with traditional methods for total viable count, Enterobacteriaceae, generic E. coli, yeast and mould, staphylococcus, and other bacteria.

 

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Membrane or filtration microbiological tests

Neogen’s filter systems allow for easy testing of liquid samples. Using a vacuum and a pre-made media ampoule, testing for microorganisms in 100 mL of a liquid sample has never been easier.

NEO-GRID® and ISO-GRID® are hydrophobic membrane filters for liquid or traditional samples. Neogen’s 1600 individual square grid provides a unique and easy methodology for an MPN result for yeast and molds, Salmonella, and E. coli O157:H7.

 

Acumedia

Other microbiological tests

Other microbiological tests from Neogen include, Acumedia and Colitag™. Colitag provides an easy presence or absence measure of coliforms and generic E. coli with minimal equipment. Acumedia is Neogen’s dehydrated culture media for enrichment broths, and selective and differential agars.