The MicroTally Manual Swabs and Continuous Sampling Sheets enable processors to test for indicator organisms and pathogens, including E. coli
, in beef trim.
The Compact Dry X-BC plates from Australasian Medical and Scientific are ready to use for the enumeration of Bacillus cereus
in a variety of foods.
GENE-UP BREW is designed to provide a fast, simple and accurate method for the detection of spoilage organisms in beer during both production and post packaging.
Perform in-house quality analysis with real-time results using the CDR KombuchaLab.
The Inlabtec serial dilution system enables faster serial dilutions of samples in microbiology, replacing tubed media with single-use plastic bags.
instaBAG is a filter bag which includes a dehydrated pre-dosed media allowing users to skip time-consuming media preparation.
VIP Gold for Salmonella is a lateral flow device that uses proprietary antibodies, with high specificity to antigens of Salmonella
CDR has developed a method for the determination of lactose content in lactose-free dairy products in 10 min with the analysis system CDR FoodLab for milk and dairy products.
CDR Foodlab allows for on-site analysis of a wide range of quality indicators.
brewSTAT, powered by Veriflow, is a molecular platform that is designed to be accurate and easy to use.
brewLAP, powered by Veriflow, is a molecular platform with accuracy and ease of use for rapid detection of microbes that can produce lactic acid and impact quality.
CDR WineLab enables onsite testing, with results available in just minutes, allowing faster decisions to be made during the vinification process.
CDR Beerlab enables on-site testing, with results available in just minutes, allowing faster decisions to be made during the brewing process.
MQuant Free Fatty Acids visual test strips can indicate the quality of frying oil in as little as 30 s.
Clean Do, from Corona Giken in Japan, is a self-contained swab that provides a colour change reaction in the presence of protein.
Bio-Check (UK), a specialist test kit developer, has just launched its FlowThrough range in Australia, to make testing raw meats much easier.
Nasco Sterile Gloves are economical and easy to use.
EC Blue, available from AMSL Scientific, is a rapid Coliform and E. coli
test for water samples.
The Biocontrol MVP ICON, available from AMSL Scientific, comes packaged with dashboard software which allows users to save data onto the instrument and eliminate the need for recording results manually.
Compact Dry is an easy-to-use plating alternative for the enumeration of bacteria in raw materials, finished product, water and environmental swabs.
If water samples are being tested with colour-changing reagents, the Coli-Test Bag from Whirl-Pak can be used in place of a bottle.
CryoMark from NiGK is a disposable chemical indicator which can be included in every cold shipment. If temperatures have been exceeded, then these indicators will change colour to red. This allows the receiver to confirm that the goods have arrived in good condition.
Protein can be difficult to remove and is a good indicator that food residues have been left behind due to inadequate cleaning.
FLASH is a total protein visual swab that rapidly detects protein residues left on food contact surfaces after cleaning.
CryoMark from NiGK is a disposable chemical indicator that can be included in cold shipments to ensure temperature integrity.
With the launch of the improved Romer AgraStrip Soy kit, the total assay time of the product's lateral flow device is reduced to 11 min while maintaining high standards of analytical accuracy. In addition, an extraction reagent will allow for the recovery of processed soy protein.
The Assurance GDS (Genetic Detection System) offers a Cronobacter
species result in 26 h for infant formula, powdered milk and environmental samples.
The LactiCyte from Page and Pederson provides somatic cell counts for fresh and preserved cow, goat, sheep and buffalo milk in a test time of less than 60 s.
The Promilite M1 is a compact luminometer for the testing of sterile, ESL and low microbial load products.
Veriflow Campy Q from Invisible Sentinel requires only 10 min sample preparation time and provides quantitative Campylobacter
species results in around 3 h.
Veriflow ACB is a method for rapid detection of Alicyclobacillus
The Biocontrol Lightning MVP ICON is a rapid hygiene monitoring system. It consists of an ergonomic, hand-held luminometer with a colour touch screen; robust and reliable swabs; and user-friendly dashboard software for managing results.
The Pre-Moist Hygiene Swab contains enough diluent to moisten the tip and comes in its own self-sealing tube.
brewPAL delivers an ultrasensitive and user-friendly method for brewers to detect and monitor levels of the major culprits of beer spoilage.
The Hygiene Sponge from TSC comes with a reversible bag, which eliminates the need for using sterile gloves and reduces the cost of the test.
Inlabtec has introduced its Serial Dilution System to Australia. The system automates the traditionally labour-intensive process of serial dilution and replaces glass tubes with single-use sterile bags.
The Invisible Sentinel Veriflow Brett system, available from Australasian Medical and Scientific Limited, provides results in 4 h, which allows same-day action to be taken.
The BagPipet from Interscience is an automatic pipette for reaching into the bottom of blender bags without contaminating the pipettor or workspace.
The Hybriscan for Drinks kit screens for all major spoilage organism species in beverages.
Designed for use in conjunction with the MVP ICON, the MVP ICON Conductivity Probe is used to accurately measure sanitiser and cleaning solution concentration as parts per million. This ensures correct mixing of chemicals prior to and during application.
The BioControl Lightning MVP ICON instrument and software platform combines HACCP and hygiene monitoring with program management capabilities. Other key HACCP parameters measured by MVP ICON include pH, temperature, conductivity and chemical concentration.
Previously, to test for the presence of milk allergens, processors had to decide whether to look for casein or Beta Lactoglobulin as an indicator for allergenic residues. With the AgraStrip Total Milk, it is possible to test for both at the same time.
BioControl has released a faster version of its Assurance GDS Salmonella
Tq test. The updated version has an eight-hour enrichment in mEHEC media, providing results in select matrices in just 10 hours, including sample processing.
The Regency Exclusive brand of microbial materials is available from Australasian Medical & Scientific Ltd. Microbial reference materials are important for quality control of media, method validation, positive controls and accreditation compliance.
Lightning MVP ICON measures ATP, which is an indicator of hygiene as it is present in most food residues and microorganisms. Other key HACCP parameters measured include pH, temperature, conductivity and chemical concentration.
The Stand-Up Bag is an alternative to hard plastic specimen jars, beakers and bottles. The Stand-Up Bag can be used for sample collection, transport and testing.
Stand Up Sample Bags store flat until ready for use, when the gusseted bottom flattens out, allowing the bag to stand up without the need for a rack or holder.
The AgraStrip for Soy provides manufacturers and laboratories with a fast and simple test to screen for soy in raw ingredients, finished product and manufacturing environments.
The Nasco Pipette Filter Sleeve fits over a standard 10 mL pipette, allowing users to extract samples through a 330 µm polyethylene filter.
The Milk Guard Dairy Screen and Farm Set for Beginners detect antibiotic residues in milk.
Romer Labs has released two test kits for gluten. The AgraStrip Gluten G12 is a lateral flow device for on-site factory testing and the AgraQuant Gluten G12 is an ELISA for quantitative testing in the laboratory.
Food allergies and intolerances affect a significant proportion of the population. As a result, food manufacturers are required to declare the presence of the major food allergens in their product such as peanuts, gluten and soy. Also, manufacturers are increasingly creating new products that specifically do not contain certain ingredients; for example, there has been an explosion of gluten-free products coming onto the market in recent years. The presence of undeclared allergens in food products is not only a potential danger to the consumer but also a leading cause of food recalls, which are costly in terms of both dollars and brand image.
Portable ATP bioluminescent-based tests are very common in many food processing plants, and the test is now a widely recognised method for rapid hygiene testing. However, not all ATP systems are the same, and some may provide false and variable results. Potential sources of variability include the luminometer, temperature, sanitiser residues, storage condition of the swabs and operator technique.
BioControl Systems has introduced VIP Gold pathogen detection kits. VIP Gold represents the latest achievement in lateral flow technology. It merges advanced particle design and highly specific antibodies in a multi-test format. The result is a simple, easy-to-use system providing rapid and accurate detection of foodborne pathogens.
NRS II Transwab Sampling Devices are suitable for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The range of pre-filled sampling devices features a choice of fill volume and diluent formulation.