Food Microbiology Detection and Quantification

Solutions tailored to your need for confidence and compliance

Detect and quantify food quality indicator organisms, spoilage organisms, and bacterial foodborne pathogens with a broad choice of methods from traditional, selective, and differential agar media to rapid, real-time PCR assays.

Tackle some of your toughest challenges in the detection and quantification of pathogen, animal health, quality indicator, and authenticity targets with leading real-time PCR technologies.

Solutions can be tailored to your needs—from a simple, complete rapid pathogen detection system to the components to build custom solutions for your unique requirements. Whether your food testing laboratory is looking to introduce PCR technology for the first time or you want to expand the test services you offer, we can help you find the right solution.

Popular food microbiology detection & quantification solutions

Brilliance™ Listeria Agar Base

SureTect™ Salmonella Species PCR Assay

Brilliance™ CampyCount Agar

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Quickly and easily detect foodborne pathogens and other bacteria in a wide range of food and environmental samples with our Thermo Scientific™ and Applied Biosystems™ real-time PCR solutions.

Detect DNA and RNA targets in food, environmental, and other samples with high levels of inhibitors, with our robust portfolio of effective master mixes optimized for in-house assay development.

Access innovative custom assay design, sequencing, and bioinformatics expertise with comprehensive global support for customized food safety solutions. 

Choose from a wide range of prepared culture media, available as prepared bottles, tubes & bags in volumes to suit your workflow.

Obtain colorful, easy-to-read colonies and shorten incubation times so that you make timely and important decisions in your food-testing laboratory.

Choose the exact formulation, format, and size of media you need. The familiar formulations that you use to ensure your lab performs optimally are right here at your fingertips. 

Deliver the incubation environment microbes demand with a variety of formats and sizes of atmosphere generating supplies. 


Applied Biosystems™ RapidFinder™ STEC Detection Workflow
Accelerate product release with rapid STEC detection

Release your product sooner—and minimize the risk to your brand and reputation—with a rapid, reliable alternative for the detection of E. coli O157:H7 and the 'Big 6' non-O157:H7 STEC. Applied Biosystems™ RapidFinder™ STEC Detection Workflow gives you greater confidence in your results.

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RapidFinder Salmonella Screening 3D render
Power up your Salmonella screening: three targets, one rapid PCR test

The new Thermo Scientific™ RapidFinder™ Salmonella Multiplex Assay has a simple workflow for simultaneous detection of Salmonella species, Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Enteritidis in poultry, pork and production environment samples, giving you rapid, actionable answers for quick product release or intervention. 

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Make confident decisions with fully validated molecular solutions
Make confident decisions with fully validated molecular solutions

Review comprehensive study reports evaluating the performance of our PCR pathogen testing solutions for AOAC-RI PTM and NF Validation from AFNOR, as well as workflow guides and certificates.

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