Neogen® offers the beverage industry the most comprehensive line of easy-to-use environmental monitoring and product safety solutions. This includes a variety of media for the detection of indicator and spoilage organisms, including liquid media ampoules and disposable cellulose membrane filters. Dehydrated culture media as well as rapid micro test kits for quality indicator microbes, such as yeast and mould, coliforms, and total plate count are also available. Neogen also specialises in tests for food allergens, drug residues, and hygiene verification equipment.
Neogen offers screening and quantitative food allergen test kits to detect almond, β-Lactoglobulin (BLG), casein, cashew, crustacea, egg, gliadin/gluten, hazelnut, mustard, peanut, pecan, pistachio, sesame, soy, total milk, tree nuts and walnut residues. Reveal® 3-D screening tests are designed for routine monitoring to verify that your process is under control and to avoid cross-contamination in ingredients, liquids, clean-in-place rinses, finished foods, and on environmental surfaces.
Instantly verify the cleanliness of your facility and your equipment with the help of Neogen’s AOAC approved AccuPoint® Advanced Hygiene Verification System. The AOAC approval confirms that AccuPoint Advanced 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.
Our line of Neogen Culture Media products have been designed to support the testing needs of the beverage and water industries. Using the highest quality raw ingredients, our products aid in testing for spoilage indicators including yeasts and moulds, pathogens and coliforms. The Neogen filter test system combined with ampouled media can be used to enumerate and detect a wide variety of microorganisms in liquid samples.
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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.
Neogen offers several platforms for performing microbial analysis of liquids, and the microbiological testing of water. This includes Neogen’s filter tests, which are a combination of membrane filtration and ampouled media. This extremely convenient and easy-to-use product features a variety of media for the detection of many indicator and spoilage organisms. In addition, our simple, easy-to-use Colitag™ product is a powdered substrate that comes in a single-use blister pack. After a 16–24 hour incubation, the sample changes colour in the presence of coliforms and fluoresces in the presence of E. coli. Furthermore, Neogen’s line of Soleris tests detects routine micro and spoilage organisms in a fraction of the time of traditional methods.
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.