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 Kit

During production of beer, microbial contamination can reduce the quality of the beer, including cloudiness or changes in the pH or flavor. Using the foodproof Beer Screening Kit, the most important beer spoilage bacteria in the production process are quickly and easily detected and identified.
The foodproof Beer Screening Kit allows detection of the 30 most important beer-spoiling bacteria in a single reaction. Specifically, it detects the genera Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Megasphaera and Pectinatus. The most important representatives of these genera, such as Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus lindneri, Pediococcus damnosus or Megasphaera cerevisiae can also be identified by melting curve analysis in the same test. The updated version of the foodproof Beer Screening Kit additionally detects Lactobacillus acetotolerans.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 1.x
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LightCycler 2.0
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LightCycler 480
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  • Over 30 different beer spoilage bacteria.
  • Beer
  • Beer process control