Spoilage Organisms

Spoilage describes the process of natural food decay, which includes a significant decline in quality (color, consistency, smell, and taste) but without causing illness. Causes of food spoilage include decomposition processes caused by bacteria and fungi. Possible unwanted metabolites produced include organic acids, alcohols, ketones, amino acids and ammonia.

foodproof® Beer Screening 1 LyoKit

The foodproof Beer Screening 1 LyoKit is a qualitative real-time PCR kit for the detection of 32 beer spoilage bacteria including identification of Lactobacillus brevis and detection of the hop tolerance genes horA and horC in one test in three different fluorescence channels.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 602 02
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 602 02


  • FAM-Channel: 32 different beer spoilage bacteria of the four genera Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Pectinatus and Megasphaera
  • HEX-Channel: Lactobacillus brevis
  • ROX-Channel: horA and horC
  • All kinds of brewing matrices, like Pilsener, wheat beer, pitching yeast, lager, ale etc.