Beverage Spoilage

Detection of spoilage organisms in wine, beer and juices

Do you want to test beer, wine or juices for beverage spoilers? For fast and specific  screening and detection of microbiological spoilage parameters in beverages, a wide product line of qPCR kits is offered.

Spoilage bacteria and yeasts can cause turbidity, change of taste and off-flavors in beverages. To avoid losses or recalls, it is important to test for spoilage organisms in all areas of production. For fast and specific screening and detection of microbiological spoilage parameters in food and beverage production, we offer a wide product line of test kits.

Relevant parameters in beverage production

The following spoilage bacteria and yeasts are of special interest in the beverage industry and should be monitored:

  • Alicyclobacillus
  • Brettanomyces (Dekkera)
  • Lactobacillus
  • Megasphaera
  • Oenococcus oeni
  • Pectinatus
  • Pediococcus
  • Pichia
  • Saccharomyces
  • Beer analysis

Beer analysis can help you to avoid product recalls, to minimize production losses and to prevent damage to brand image. We offer test systems for in-process control and/or for on-line final product control. Use different analytical modules to establish your customized monitoring of microbiological beer spoilage organisms in beer and beer products: Either extremely fast or maximal sensitive detection and specific identification is possible by combining different methods of sample preparation and detection with real-time PCR.

  • View all test kits for beer analysis:
  • Qualitative multiplex real-time PCR - bacteria & yeasts
  • Qualitative real-time PCR - bacteria
  • Qualitative real-time PCR - yeasts
  • DNA preparation
  • More information on beer screening
  • What is the right test kit for you?

Our “decision tree” helps you to find the real-time PCR kit that best suits your needs in beer analysis.

Our portfolio includes QuickGen screening kits, GEN-IAL® screening kits and beer-specific kits. The new QuickGEN line is characterized by a simple and rapid sampling and assay process, providing results within two hours after sampling. The test is based on filtration or centrifugation with subsequent qPCR and allows an extreme rapid and specific screening and detection in beer without pre-enrichment (reduced sensitivity, no differentiation in vitality). Analysis is very easy to perform even for untrained users. The established qPCR kits based on pre-enrichment of the sample allow a sensitive screening and specific detection. The new concept of pre-coated 8-well qPCR strips (TPBD, TPYB) enables the user to screen and identify safely over 30 beer spoilage bacteria and yeasts in one qPCR run without misinterpretation and can be performed on common multiplex blockcyclers.

Wine analysis

We offer several test kits for wine analysis, e.g. for detection of the yeast Brettanomyces (Dekkera bruxellensis) which may spoil the taste and flavour of the wine.

View all test kits for wine analysis:

Qualitative multiplex real-time PCR - bacteria & yeasts

Qualitative real-time PCR - bacteria

Qualitative real-time PCR - yeasts

DNA preparation

Juice Analysis

The bacterium Alicyclobacillus is of special interest for the juice industry. Spoilage with the bacterium may cause defects in taste. PCR tests can reliably detect the bacterium.

View all test kits for juice analysis:

Qualitative multiplex real-time PCR

DNA preparation

ORDER ENQUIRES:

ROI orders / enquiries please contact

+353 1 2907000

+353 1 2907111

NI orders / enquiries please contact

+44 2890 735 588

+44 2890 735 599


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