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Food Safety Testing Kit to Detect Bacterial Contamination

Safety in the food and beverage industry – Food testing kits

The food industry requires strict safety standards, from raw material to product. Numerous tests for microbial contamination, environmental and preparative surface contamination must be conducted during the manufacturing process.

Hygiene, food contaminant testing and quality control are central components at each step of food and beverage production process: preparation, processing, storage, and at the point of sale to the consumer. Continuous hygiene monitoring and food and beverage testing are essential to help guarantee the quality and safety of foodstuffs from the food producer to the consumer (from the field to the plate).


Chromogenic Culture Media

CompactDry is a ready-to-use chromogenic media plate which can be used as a direct substitute to the conventional method. It eliminates the laborious work of media preparation and sterilisation and only requires minimum laboratory equipment.

CompactDry requires minimal training. This rapid test kit is available for 15 groups of microorganisms which include spoilage organisms and pathogens. In comparison with other similar technologies, CompactDry is the only system with tests available for Enterococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

It also offers reduced testing time for Total Viable Count (CompactDry TCR) and Yeast / Mould (CompactDry YMR) detection with only 24 and 72 hours of incubation time, respectively. Our continued product development underlines Shimadzu Diagnostics Corporation’s commitment to continual innovation providing the best solutions for microbial testing in the food and beverage industries.

CompactDry Swabs

Environmental contamination

The ready-to-use CompactDry Swabs allow easy swabbing with the new design self-standing tube, pre-immersed swab in 1mL of buffer compatible with CompactDry plates.

We provide a range of 4 different buffers to cover most purposes:

Microbiological analysis of water

EC Blue Test

Microbial Contamination In Water

EC Blue is a simple, quick, and reliable water contamination test kit for the qualitative and quantitative detection of E. coli and coliforms in water.

All the components are ready to use and do not require weighing or autoclaving.

Food, drink and general purpose microbiology

Culture Media

Microbial Detection

An extensive range of high-quality culture media products for microbial detection.
This includes culture media for anaerobic bacteria, pathogens (Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Bacillus cereus), total viable count and fungi.

All media are available in powder or granules, making them easy to use and store.

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