Wednesday 6 April 2016

Assess Alicyclobacillus Contamination in 2 to 3 h with GeneDisc® Method

Pall has released a new GeneDisc technology application for the relative quantification of Alicyclobacillus and the four main Alicyclobacillus spoiler strains in filterable samples within 2 to 3 hours.

Ingredient and beverage industries can achieve higher profitability with this new informative protocol enabling effective decision making with early in-process controls at critical points of production flow:

Highly contaminated products can be diverted in real time for further processing to eliminate or reduce the risk to an acceptable level
Efficacy of countermeasure for TAB contamination reduction can be evaluated
Final product contamination can be quantified

Combined with already available protocols for detection of TAB Spoilage, the GeneDisc method is a complete and flexible tool for controlling beverage processes impacted by Alicyclobacillus contamination.

Quantification: Confirm relative Alicyclobacillus level in filterable samples in as fast as 2 to 3 hours

Detection: Detect the presence of over 200 Alicyclobacillus strains in filterable and unfilterable samples using this highly sensitive test

Identification: Individually and simultaneously identify the four specific Alicyclobacillus species most often associated with spoilage including A. acidoterrestris, A. acidophilus, A. cycloheptanicus, A. herbarius.

For further details see: Pall

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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