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® Dekkera Quantification Kit

Dekkera (the teleomorph version of the genus Brettanomyces, often called “Brett”) is an ascospore-forming yeast genus, which currently comprises 5 species. The species Dekkera anomala and Dekkera bruxellensis are the main spoilage species in beer, wine and soft drinks. Contamination by these microorganisms is characterized by turbidity, strong sediment formation or formation of surface films.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 302 08

  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 302 08



  • Dekkera bruxellensis
  • Dekkera anomala

  • Multiple categories
    (please enquire)