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, 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
QuantStudio™ 5 Food Safety Real-Time PCR System
FitBag™ Tryptone Soya Broth (TSB)

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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. 

 


Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ Real-Time PCR Assays

New, simpler workflow for PCR pathogen testing validated

Have complete confidence in your pathogen testing, run after run with the Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ PCR System, now incorporating the modern, flexible Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 5 Food Safety Real-Time PCR System. Take advantage of simple, streamlined workflows, higher-throughput and a ‘plug and play’ open system for maximum long-term flexibility.

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Free guide: save time and waste in your culture media preparation

Free guide: save time and waste in your culture media preparation

Our culture media experts share their top tips in five key areas of media preparation to help you ensure your culture media is fit-for-purpose for accurate and easily interpreted results.

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Sample offer: See how QuickBag Media can simplify your enrichment media preparation

Sample offer: See how QuickBag Media can simplify your enrichment media preparation

Try a free sample of Thermo Scientific™ QuickBag™ Buffered Peptone Water* and see how it could simplify your enrichment media preparation.

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Superior Detection of Multiple Salmonella Serovars from Meat and Environmental Samples Using a Multiplex PCR Method

Superior Detection of Multiple Salmonella Serovars from Meat and Environmental Samples Using a Multiplex PCR Method

Foods may be contaminated with more than one serovar of Salmonella but limitations in international standard methods may result in only one being detected. This study demonstrates the superior performance of a Salmonella multiplex PCR method for detection of multiple Salmonella serovars from a single sample compared to reference methods, facilitating improved reporting of serovars Salmonella Typhimurium and Enteritidis.

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Empower your food fraud management system

Empower your food fraud management system

Learn about the considerations for setting up a food fraud management system, including conducting a vulnerability assessment and developing a mitigation strategy, through the approach that Nestlé has taken to tackle food fraud throughout a complex global food supply chain.

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