BIOTECON Diagnostics now offers the unique foodproof® Kit for the detection and quantification of the total viable count of yeasts and molds in all kind of dairy products and raw materials!

– Potsdam, 25. January 2017 –

BIOTECON Diagnostics now offers the unique foodproof® Yeast und Mold Quantification LyoKit for the detection and quantification of the total viable count of yeasts and molds in all kind of dairy products and raw materials
With the new foodproof® Yeast und Mold Quantification LyoKit BIOTECON Diagnostics now offers a unique test for the rapid detection and quantification of all kind of yeast and molds in dairy products. This test enables the customer to quantify yeast and molds within 5 hours only.
The test is based on real-time PCR technology and is very easy and convenient. It has been developed together with a DNA extraction kit including a protocol specifically adapted to yeasts and molds, the foodproof® StarPrep Two Kit. Another innovative product by BIOTECON Diagnostics is foodproof® Reagent D, which excludes the DNA of dead yeasts and molds cells from the PCR amplification process. Only living organisms will be detected with the test.
The new system has been successfully validated with a huge number of dairy products, including different types of cheeses, milk and milk powder, yoghurts, curd, pudding, fermented milk products, whey and many others. All kind of dairy finished products and raw materials can be tested.
About yeasts and molds in food
Yeasts and molds are widespread in the environment. A spoilage of foods by contaminated raw materials, not sufficiently disinfected instruments or simply by contaminated air is therefore quite common.
The production of mycotoxins in foods generates a potential risk for the public health. 5% to 10% of all losses in the global food production are caused by yeasts and molds. Therefore it is very important to control the presence and the quantity of yeasts and molds regularly in the quality control of dairy products and other food categories.