Test for Quality Indicator Organisms

Quality Indicators

A food scandal or product recall is highly damaging for the food industry, consumers and brand, so prevention is key. It is therefore necessary to continuously improve the test parameters in food production facilities and final products.

One parameter that exemplifies this commitment is quality indicator organisms. These organisms indicate potential hazards to the finished products, which can lead to costly product recall.

The term quality indicator organism can be interpreted in a number of ways. It can be used to describe:

  • An index organism to indicate the presence of pathogens.
  • A measure of hygiene level and proper sanitation practices in production facilities.
  • An indicator of the quality of the product during post production.
  • A marker for fecal contamination.
  • An indicator of the presence of organisms that can lead to spoilage.

Media for Quality Indicator Organism Testing

There are different ways to test for quality indicator and / or index organisms, including traditional methods using our gold standard Granucult® dehydrated media, or our ready-to-use ReadyPlate™ or ReadyTube™ media. In addition, we have a full range of convenient media that can be tailored to your needs.

GranuCult™

GranuCult™ low-dust granules are a dehydrated culture media compliant with the new EN ISO 11133:2014 standards as well as other ISO standards and FDA-BAM/USDA-FSIS methods for testing food and water samples.
 

Product # Description or product name
1.00070 mCCD (Modified charcoal cefoperazone deoxycholate) agar (base)
1.05406 BAIRD-PARKER agar
1.10493 BHI (Brain Heart Infusion) broth
1.00068 BOLTON broth
1.05454 BRILA (Brilliant-green bile Lactose) broth
1.07228 Buffered Peptone Water
1.00908 Buffered Peptone Water
1.00465 DG 18 (Dichloran glycerol chloramphenicol) agar
1.00466 DRBC (Dichloran-rose bengal chloramphenicol) agar
1.10765 EC (Escherichia coli) broth
1.05394 EE (Enterobacteriaceae Enrichment) MOSSEL broth acc. ISO
1.10398 FRASER broth
1.08191 Fluid Thioglycollate medium
1.10675 GIOLITTI-CANTONI broth
1.11972 TSC (Tryptose Sulfite Cycloserine) agar (base)
1.05458 Tryptic Soy agar
1.01406 VRB (Violet Red Bile Lactose) agar
1.10275 VRBD (Violet Red Bile Dextrose) agar
1.05463 Plate Count agar
1.15338 Plate Count skimmed milk agar
1.07620 Pseudomonas CFC/CN agar (base)
1.05878 MKTTn (MULLER-KAUFFMANN Tetrathionate Novobiocin) broth (base)
1.09045 MMGA (Mineral Modified Glutamate) agar
1.10660 MRS agar (de MAN, ROGOSA and SHARPE)
1.05267 MYP (Mannitol egg yolk polymyxin) agar (base)
1.05450 Nutrient agar
1.10266 Lauryl Sulfate broth
1.00025 Half FRASER (Demi FRASER) broth (base) with antibiotics
1.05289 SLANETZ and BARTLEY agar (base)
1.05262 SLANETZ and BARTLEY agar
1.10582 Sodium chloride peptone broth (buffered)
1.05287 XLD (Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate) agar
1.13116 Yeast Extract agar
1.07700 RVS (RAPPAPORT-VASSILIADIS-Soya)
1.04038 FluoroCult® E.coli Direct Agar with MUG
1.00898 FluoroCult® E.coli Supplement
1.12588 FluoroCult® Lauryl Sulfate Broth with MUG
1.10620 FluoroCult® LMX Broth
1.04030 FluoroCult® VRB Agar with MUG

Compliance Made Easy

Our Granucult® dehydrated culture media are quality controlled and tested in our ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories, with full compliance with EN ISO 11133:2014 and newer ISO standards. All information regarding compliance with additional reference standards are displayed on the product label and in the technical information available on our website. Our new all-in-one Certificate of Analysis provided with each batch of our dehydrated media product additional information besides the microbial performance data that can help in audit situations or lab inspections. Ideal for isolation and enumeration of indicator organisms due to the high reproducibility and low error rate, our ReadyPlate™ agar plates and ReadyTube™ bottles and tubes are quality controlled by ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories, and certified to be fully compliant with EN ISO 11133:2014, as well as with individual standards.

ReadyPlate™ - Readytube™

Discover ready-to-use media in tubes and bottles for isolation, enumeration or enrichment of microorganisms in food. Our ready-to-use ReadyPlate™ or ReadyTube™ ottles and tubes are quality controlled by ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories, and certified to be fully compliant with EN ISO 11133:2014, as well as with individual standards.
 

Product # Description or product name
1.02448 Readybag® Buffered Peptone Water 5.7 g irradiated
1.02449 Half FRASER (Demi FRASER) broth with Supplements
1.01865 Half FRASER (Demi FRASER) broth with Supplements
1.46403 ReadyTube®1000 BPW ISO 6579,6887,21528
1.46404 ReadyTube®225 BPW ISO 6579,6887,21528
1.46364 ReadyTube® 200 MRS Agar  ISO 15214
1.46431 ReadyPlate™   TSA ISO, FDA-BAM, EP+USP
1.46465 Yeast Glucose Chloramphenicol (YGC) Agar
1.46189 ReadyPlate™ CT Baird-Parker ISO6888
1.46266 ReadyPlate™ CT DG 18 Agar ISO 21527
1.46253 ReadyPlate™ CT VRBG Agar ISO21528
1.46431 ReadyPlate™ TSA ISO, FDA-BAM, EP+USP
1.46694 ReadyTube™ 10 RVS Broth ISO 6579

Rapid and Convenient Microbiological Testing

What if you could use fewer handling steps for your quantitative indicator organism testing, without compromising your results? Streamline your workflow by trying our new color-coded MC-Media Pads for rapid and convenient microbial testing. Compliant with international food and beverage standards (AOAC/Microval) and strain controlled according to EN ISO 11133, this media method can be used for convenient microbiological testing for E. coli, Yeast and Mold, oliform, Staphylococcus aureus, or total aerobic microbial contamination. The clear color coding means that you will always pick the right one at a glance.

For complex matrices, we recommend SimPlate® tests which provide rapid and easy to interpret results, particularly with food and environmental samples that may be challenging for other rapid methods.

Our SimPlate® tests have been validated by international standards (AOAC/MicroVal) and are available for detection of Enterobacteriaceae, coliforms & E. coli, yeast & molds and for total viable counts.

MC-Media Pads
 

Product # Description or product name
1.32299 MC-Media Pad Coliform
1.32300 MC-Media Pad E. coli & Coliform
1.32302 MC-Media Pad Rapid Aerobic Count
1.32301 MC-Media Pad Staphylococcus aureus
1.32303 MC-Media Pad Yeasts & Molds

SimPlate®
 

Product # Description or product name
63004BC SimPlate® Supplement M
63005BC SimPlate® Supplement V
63010BC SimPlate® Supplement D
63011BC SimPlate® Supplement A
63012BC SimPlate® Supplement R
64008BC ASSURESWAB ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING
65009BC SimPlate®DEVICE
66002BC SimPlate® TOTAL PLATE COUNT CI, S
66003BC SimPlate® TOTAL PLATE COUNT, S
66004BC SimPlate® YEAST & MOLD, S
66005BC SimPlate® TOTAL COLIFORM & E. COLI, S
66006BC SimPlate® CAMPYLOBACTER CI, S
66007BC SimPlate® YEAST & MOLD CI, S
66008BC SimPlate® TOTAL COLIFORM & E. COLI CI, S
66009BC SimPlate® ENTEROBACTERIACEAE CI, S
10800BC ColiComplete®
10800-3K ColiComplete®

Auxiliary Products

Anaerobic, microaerophilic and capnophilic microorganisms, such as Clostridia or Enterococcus, play a significant role in the food and beverage industries. The Anaerocult® product range includes systems for producing the anaerobic, microaerobic and capneic growth conditions that are required to cultivate these organisms. We have cost-efficient Anaerocult® products for all laboratory sizes.

 

Anaerocult®
 

Product # Description or product name
1.13682 Anaerocult® C mini
1.16387 Anaerobic Jar
1.14226 Anaeroclip®
1.13829 Anaerocult® A
1.01611 Anaerocult® A mini
116819 Anaerocult® IS
1.13807 Anaerocult® P
1.16275 Anaerocult® C
1.15112 Anaerotest®
1.05272 Antibiotic Agar No. 1
1.10453 APT Agar
1.02348 China-Blue Lactose Agar
1.02894 Deoxycholate lactose agar
1.10878 Count agar sugar free FIL-IDF
1.10449 Dnase Test Agar
1.03785 Egg-Yolk Tellurite Emulsion Sterile
1.10259 DCA agar acc. to Weenk et al.
1.10860 Dextrose casein-peptone agar
1.10130 Potato dextrose agar
1.05413 ROGOSA agar
1.00467 Rose Bengal Chloramphenciol Agar (RBC)
1.00043 TOS-Propionate Agar
1.01621 Standard Count Agar
1.10664 Test agar pH 8.0 for the inhibitor test
1.05470 SIM medium
1.10235 SPS agar
1.10128 TGE agar
1.05978 OGYE agar, Base
1.09877 OGYE selective Supplement
1.10230 GSP Agar
1.05222 Kanamycin esculin azide agar
1.11640 Lysine iron agar
1.16000 YGC agar
1.10426 Coliform Agar
1.00850 ChromoCult® Coliform Agar ES
1.00950 ChromoCult® Enterococci Agar
1.10294 ChromoCult® Enterococci Broth
1.11699 Differential Reinforced Clostridial Medium (DRCM)
1.00427 Listeria agar (base) acc. OTTAVIANI and AGOSTI
1.16122 TBX (Tryptone Bile X-glucuronide) agar
542753 DiluCult™
542760 DiluCult™ 2
542765 Enrichment Sample Homogenizer (ESH)
1.11435 DHL Agar acc. To SAKAZAKI
1.01617 Bryant Burkey Broth with Resazurine and Lactate
1.05465 MacConkey Agar
1.15045 Meat Liver Agar
1.02501 SIMMONS Citrate Agar
1.07881 Standard I Nutrient Agar
1.07882 Standard I Nutrient Broth



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