Reliable real-time PCR tests for all kinds of fruit or vegetable products

We offer a wide range of real-time PCR and ELISA tests for the detection of microorganisms, as well as other parameters relevant to the fruit and vegetable industry.
The foodproof® Norovirus (GI, GII) plus the Hepatitis A Virus Detection Kit can detect human pathogenic noroviruses of genogroups I and II, and hepatitis A virus genotypes 1-3, complete with a process control. The multiplex virus test system has been validated on various matrices such as berries, leafy vegetables, seafood as well as on water samples.

All human pathogenic Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are detected with our two kits foodproof STEC Screening LyoKit and STEC Identification LyoKit. The latter detects and identifies the eight most important STEC serotypes, O26, O45, O103, O104, O111, O121, O145 and O157 in a single PCR test.

Our foodproof Listeria plus L. monocytogenes Detection LyoKit simultaneously detects the food-relevant Listeria species as well as the pathogenic species Listeria monocytogenes in one reaction.

We also offer real-time PCR assays for the reliable detection of other bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus and Clostridium. The foodproof Legionella Quantification LyoKit quantitatively detects Legionella spp., L. pneumophila and the highly clinically-relevant L. pneumophila serogroup 1 in only 4 h.

In addition to the kits for the detection of bacterial or viral pathogens, we develop, as part of our portfolio, real-time PCR tests for the analysis of spoilage agents (Alicyclobacillus, yeasts and molds), allergens and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Our foodproof DNA and RNA extraction methods are simple, fast and optimized for all sample matrices within the fruit and vegetable processing industry.

For the detection of allergens and antibiotics, there are a wide variety of innovative ELISA tests available.

Advantages of our products:

  • Our foodproof Norovirus (GI, GII) plus Hepatitis A Virus Detection Kit is a multiplex kit for the identification of human pathogenic noroviruses (genogroup I and II) and hepatitis A virus and includes a process control for each sample.
  • Identification of the top eight STEC serotypes O26, O45, O103, O104, O111, O121, O145 and O157 via our foodproof STEC Identification LyoKit.
  • Differentiation of Listeria monocytogenes from all food-relevant Listeria species with our foodproof Listeria plus L. monocytogenes Detection LyoKit
  • Quantification of all yeast and mold fungi within 5 hours with our foodproof Yeast & Mold Quantification LyoKit