Microbial testing can be a critical component of food safety programs. Testing is used to support the validation or verification that food safety measures are effective. The combination of effective testing, robust cleaning procedures, and an effective food safety program 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 the validated through 3rd party agencies and government organizations 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 sanitation, cleaning and product quality. Rapid microbiological diagnostics also provide companies a means to create accurate certificate of analysis, 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 high-quality source of dehydrated and ready-to-use culture media with Neogen Culture Media.
Easy to use lateral flow test kits such as Reveal® 2.0 allow users to rapidly, accurately and easily detect pathogens in food, environmental, raw material or other matrices.
Neogen uses molecular microbiology for pathogen identification and detection 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.
Rapid pathogen tests
Neogen’s rapid pathogen diagnostics provide solutions for Campylobacter, E. coli O157, Listeria species, Listeria Monocytogenes, Salmonella species, and STECs.
ANSR uses molecular microbiology to provide the shortest time to results of any pathogen platform
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 the 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 harmful STECs or Salmonella.
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, Enterobacteriacea, generic E. coli, yeast and mold, staphylococcus, and other bacteria.
Neogen Culture Media has more than 310 dehydrated culture media (DCM) formulations designed to support many industries worldwide with their testing including food, water, pharmaceutical and clinical. With a focus on our expanding line of Harlequin® chromogenic agars, we have developed an increasing range of proprietary formulations such as our unique Chromogenic Agar for Salmonella Esterase (CASE), developed following feedback from the marketplace.
Alongside our core range of DCM, Neogen Culture Media also offers convenience testing formats such as ready-to-use prepared media and products to support our innovative alternative testing method workflows.
Membrane Filtration and Ampouled Media
Neogen’s filter systems allow for the 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.
Other microbiological tests
Other microbiological tests from Neogen include, Acumedia, Colitag™ and Hy-Labs. Colitag provides an easy presence or absence measure of coliforms and generic E. coli with minimal equipment. Hy-Labs are agar slides that provide monitoring of sanitation efforts through microbiological test results. Acumedia is Neogen’s dehydrated culture media products for pathogen enrichment broths, agar plates, selective and differential agars.