Food Pathogens
Food Pathogens

Food Pathogens

Detecting food pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in raw and processed foods, with the help of fast and sensitive technologies throughout the entire production chain, is essential in order to protect consumer health.

Real-time PCR Solutions for Food Pathogen Detection

As a reliable and sensitive method, real-time PCR is an important technique in modern food analysis and delivers substantially faster results than classical detection methods. Our BACGene real-time PCR kit portfolio has been developed specifically for the fast detection of Salmonella, Listeria, E.coli and Legionella.

Additionally, our PREraser BACGene solution, which can be easily integrated as an optional step, targets free DNA from samples and thereby reduces the number of unconfirmed positive PCR results, without having a negative effect on living pathogens.

Key benefits of BACGene PCR Kits
  • Short analysis time
  • Single enrichment step
  • Simple thermal lysis protocol
  • Ready-to-use master mix
  • BACGene real-time PCR kits can be run simultaneously
  • Internal positive controls (IPC)
  • Open platform
  • Validated and certified for: Agilent AriaMxTM, Bio-Rad CFX96 TouchTM, Bio-Rad CFX96 TouchTM Deep Well

ELISA Solutions for the Detection of Salmonella and Listeria

ELISA assays continue to play an important role in food pathogen detection due to their fast turnaround time, ease of use, and the relatively small amount of space they take up in a laboratory.

Additionally, the BACSpec ELISA kits enable an automated workflow using the GSD BOLTTM and Thunderbolt®, resulting in a significant reduction in the hands-on time required to run the analysis in the laboratory.

The majority of our BACGene real-time PCR and BACSpec ELISA kits are certified by internationally recognised organisations such as AFNOR and AOAC.

Microgen Bioproducts for Sampling and Confirmation
Path-Chek Hygiene Tests

The addition of the Microgen Bioproducts aims to deliver complete solutions to our customers and further enhance the end-user experience.

Rapid tests for the detection of a range of bacteria (Salmonella, Listeria and Coliforms) on work surfaces and in the processing environment.

  • High levels of sensitivity and specificity (<1cfu per cm2)
  • Compliant with the requirements of ISO 18593:2004 (E)
  • Pre-moistened swabs increase recovery from wet and dry surfaces. These also neutralise residual detergents and sanitising agents, preserving target microorganisms

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Biochemical Identification

The Microgen Listeria-ID is used for the identification of Listeria in foods and environmental samples.
All substrates included for the identification are conform to all international standards. Thanks to the built-in micro-haemolysis reaction, Microgen Listeria-ID has optimized the differentiation of haemolytic and nonhaemolytic Listeria spp., which eliminates the need of further testing.

Microgen GN-ID A is a convenient 12 substrate ID system for the most commonly isolated Enterobacteriaceae from food samples. Obtain a reliable identification, based on its standardized biochemical substrates, easiness of use and interpretation system in 24 hours.
Addition of the Microgen GN-ID B kit extends the format to a 24 substrate ID system for Enterobacteriaceae and Oxidase positive, Nonfastidious, Gram-Negative bacilli.

Latex Agglutination

The Microgen rapid latex agglutination tests are the fastest, easiest and most cost-efficient methods for confirmatory identification of Salmonella, Legionella or Staphylococcus aureus colonies. The tests provide results in 2 minutes, integrate seamlessly into laboratory workflow and provide a highly specific and sensitive alternative to traditional culture methods.

We also provide a full range of magnetic separation beads and latex agglutination tests to purify and detect E. coli O157, other STECs (Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli) and Shiga Toxins.
For more information, visit the US webpage: E. coli Latex Agglutination Kits and Magnetic Separation Beads

Culture Media

In addition to the real-time PCR and ELISA assays, we also offer a great variety of high-quality culture media products in compliance with global standards.

Key benefits of the Culture Media products
  • Easy-to-prepare media for pathogen screening
  • High standards in quality and performance
  • Compliant with a wide range of reference methods
  • Different package sizes are available to suit the needs for both high and low volume laboratories

For more information, visit our Culture Media page.

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