Chocolate Microbiology Testing
Keeping your brand and most precious customers safe
Deliver safe chocolate products to market with greater speed and confidence using chocolate, ingredient, environmental, and GMO testing solutions that adapt and scale to your workflow.Request details
We partner with the world’s most respected labs and chocolate producers to help ensure the safety of their products and customers. We understand the demands on your business and the importance of achieving rapid, accurate food testing results without compromising your brand or bottom line. From scalable, easy-to-use food testing solutions that adapt to your workflow, to our award winning global service and support, we can help you minimize your risk and maximize your competitive edge.
Key Features and Benefits
Open platform solutions that adapt to your unique testing needs and business requirements.
Fast product release
Rapid screening results for Salmonella, Listeria, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Highly accurate solutions supported by an award-winning global service and support team.
Workflows Optimized For Your Food Safety Needs
A partnership with us helps ensure your company has the competitive edge it expects and the risk reduction your food testing lab demands. From fast, accurate, and intuitive tools built on an open-design platform, to dedicated global service and support, our food safety team specializes in workflows that help labs work smarter.
Sample Prep Solutions For Every Need
Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, we provide multiple validated sample prep options for pathogen testing that easily integrate into food testing workflows with minimal operator training. The protocols have been tested on a wide range of samples, including environmental, chocolate, infant formula, and soft cheeses.
- Supports high sample volumes
- Reduces false positive and indeterminate results
- Cuts downstream detection cost by up to 90%
- 15-minute automated run time helps improve productivity
- Supports PCR, Culture and ELISA detection methods
Validated Pathogen Detection Kits
MicroSEQ® kits offer exceptional accuracy and time-to-results for the detection of various food borne pathogens in one easy-to-use platform. Selected kits have been validated and certified by the leading global assurance organizations including AOAC, AFNOR, and NPIP.
- Internal positive control minimizes false positives and negatives
- Faster time-to-results versus alternative methods, helps reduce inventory hold times
- Easy-to-use lyophilized format improves testing consistency (reproducibility)
- Resistance to PCR inhibitors results in broad sample type compatibility and minimizes “do-over’s”
7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System
The 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System combines rapid thermal cycling, powerful software, your choice of off-the-shelf or custom assays, and superior support for a variety of applications. Additionally, all systems are backed by our track record of quality, long-term reliability, and award-winning global service and support.
- Widely used for its high performance capabilities
- Fast cycling mode delivers results in typically 40 minutes
- Open system enables a broad range of QC testing
- Backed by one of the largest global support networks in the industry
- Supports a broad range of assays for pathogen, GMO, yeast/mold, bacteria and water testing, including other manufacturer’s assays
Simplify Your Data Interpretation
RapidFinder™ Express Software intuitively guides you through each step of the food pathogen detection assay—from run file to final results. The software uses preset, optimized thermal cycling conditions, and automatically generates presence or absence results, which you can view for all locations, for each sample, or for individual tubes.
- Intuitively guides you through each procedure step—from plate setup to final results
- Fully automates amplification, detection, data collection, and analysis
- Quickly evaluate presence and absence calls from an easy-to-read screen display
- Flag, notification, and prompt options enable you to quickly interpret data
Innovative Food Safety Solutions Customized For Your Unique Needs
We have leveraged our assay design, high-speed sequencing and bioinformatics expertise to develop food safety solutions that offer results you can trust. With customized solutions designed for your specific workflow and food testing requirements, we can help you get answers when you need them most.
In only five days, we sequenced and identified the deadly strain of E. coli ravaging Europe, helping to develop a screening test that delivered results within
Using an automated real-time PCR method, we designed and validated a complete streamlined workflow to detect Salmonella in pet food in less than 14 hours, cutting time-to-result
During a recent ground turkey recall, we partnered with two of the largest turkey producers in the US to find a rapid detection solution for the Salmonella serovar