Food Microbiology Testing
Access a more complete solution for each step of your microbiological food testing workflow
Our microbiology solutions bring together the best in food quality and safety testing. They include market-leading molecular instrumentation, sample preparation capability, PCR technology, and lab equipment and plasticware for foodborne pathogen and quality indicator detection as well as traditional culture media and biochemical or immunological tests. With our industry insight, scientific expertise and access to market-leading technologies that enable us to quickly develop new products and protocols, we can help you remain adaptive, responsive and competitive.
Reduce your QC burden and maximize your efficiency with ready-to-use plates and bottles; streamline your workflow with Thermo Scientific™ Dry-Bags™ Enrichment Media filled using the Dry-Bags Peristaltic Pump; or select from a wide range of dehydrated formulations for your own media production.
Simplify and standardize your food sample handling when preparing dilutions for direct testing or enrichment using Thermo Scientific™ Dry-Bags™ Enrichment Media, Thermo Scientific™ Diluflux™ Automated Gravimetric Dilutor and Thermo Scientific™ Homogenizer Laboratory Blender.
Prepare even the most challenging food samples with options to pool, clean, purify, concentrate and automate your sample preparation for molecular detection and other techniques.
Detect and quantify food quality indicators, spoilage organisms, and bacterial and viral foodborne pathogens with a broad choice of traditional as well as real-time PCR assays.
Differentiate and confirm micro-organisms from solid and sometimes liquid media at genus, species and serovar level with a range of confirmation and identification products that use either biochemical or immunological characteristics.
Monitor and control your manufacturing environment. Verify the effectiveness of your cleaning procedures and reduce the risk of contaminating finished products with ready to use plates and molecular assays.
Trust our manual or automated solutions to deliver accurate results and enhance productivity for every step of the Salmonella test workflow. Our solutions bring together the best from sample preparation to pathogen identification, from flock management to egg and poultry production.
Tips for successful culture media preparation
Ensuring your culture media is fit-for-purpose is critical for accurate and easily interpreted results. Save time and waste in your culture media preparation with our free guide.
Save time in preparing selective enrichment for the isolation of pathogens from food and environmental samples using Thermo Scientific™ FitBag™ and QuickBag™ Enrichment Media. FitBag and QuickBag Media are quick, easy-to-prepare, and highly adaptable to laboratory workflows and automated equipment, such as dilutors. No further supplementation is required.
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.
GMO testing with real-time PCR
Find genetically modified organism (GMO) testing solutions for your complete workflow. Choose from nucleic acid extraction, GMO screening and quantification solutions that can detect the presence of GMO-specific DNA sequences in soy, corn, and downstream processed products.
Meat species detection, screening and quantification
Select from a broad portfolio of real-time PCR-based animal species detection and quantification solutions. Among others, the range includes assay kits for beef, poultry, ruminant, equine and pork DNA in food and feed samples.