What do we do for Soft Drinks Analysis?

The Soft Drinks segment is one of the most innovative segments of the Food and Beverage industry. Products are highly varied and changing fast due to innovative processes, ingredients, and packaging solutions. Types of beverages include juices, carbonates, ready to drink, concentrates, sports drinks and teas. The importance of the microbiology test depends on the type of beverage, the manufacturing process, and the preservative system of the beverage. In our microbiology product range you will find everything you need to perform your microbiological analysis of soft drinks. From hardware such as manifolds, vacuum pumps and membrane dispensers, through to disposable funnels, membranes, and media, both ready to use and dehydrated, to finally rapid microbiology solutions to reduce the time to result of your test. Our products offer you convenience partnered with ease of use and security of testing required in modern day microbiology laboratories.

 

The EZ-Family

The EZ-Product family includes the EZ-Fit™ Manifold, the
EZ-Pak® Dispenser Curve, the EZ-Stream™ Pump, the
EZ-Fluo™ Rapid Detection System and the EZ-Fit™ Filtration Unit.
In combination, these products provide optimal performance and streamline your bioburden analysis workflow.


 

Culture Media


Our GranuCult™ and ReadyPlate™ and ReadyTube™ culture media are all performance tested according to ISO 11133:2014 and released through ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories. This enables our customers to reduce their incoming quality control tests. But there is even more we do to make compliance easy for you: You can find all information regarding compliance with additional reference standards on the product label. All it takes is one glance. Additionally, for the creation of the new ISO9308-1:2014 (Water quality -- Enumeration of Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria) It was our Chromocult Coliform agar which is  the original and the only medium used to develop and publish this new ISO. (Letters in Applied Microbiology ISSN 0266-8254)


 

GranuCult™ is the new brand name for our existing granulated dehydrated culture media which apply to new EN ISO 11133:2014 and various other ISO standards and FDA-BAM / USDA-FSIS methods for testing of food and water samples. All these media have been updated to be fully compliant to the latest version of these standards and regulations with respect to composition and quality control.


Aseptic Manufacturing Line Validation

When producing low-acid aseptic beverages you need to be sure that your filling line is not contaminated with spoilage bacteria, yeasts or mould — not only because millions of product units may be lost, but in addition contamination can result in considerable reprocessing, disposal and product-recall costs, as well as damage to brand reputation and consumer confidence.

Our granulated ready-mixed Linden Grain Medium, a high-quality alternative to powdered media, was successfully developed in cooperation with Coca-Cola HBC AG, Zug, Switzerland for media fill simulations.





Environmental Monitoring

It is not only the Soft Drink sample which you need to consider but as well the environment in which you are manufacturing and the personnel who are working in that environment. We have all equipment and consumables needed for your environmental analysis:


 

MVP ICON® System for Hygiene Monitoring

The MVP ICON® is an instrument and software platform that combines HACCP and hygiene monitoring with powerful program management capabilities. The MVP ICON® system allows you to monitor key HACCP parameters, reducing the need for multiple instruments. Available measurements include:

  • ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)
  • Chemical Concentration (ppm)
  • Conductivity (µS)
  • pH
  • Temperature