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Bakery & Cereal

Neogen offers the bakery & cereal industry the most comprehensive line of product safety solutions, including dehydrated culture media; and rapid test kits for quality indicator microbes, including tests for yeast and mould, coliforms, and total plate count; mycotoxins, including tests for aflatoxin and DON; foodborne allergens, including tests for peanut, milk, and egg; foodborne pathogens, including tests for E. coli O157, Salmonella, and Listeria; and sanitation monitoring, including a market-leading ATP testing system.


Adulterations

Neogen offers Reveal, Alert, and BioKits rapid tests for the detection of adulterants in food and drink, and animal feed, including methanol in beer and wine, soya protein in food, wheat in pasta, and ruminant byproducts in feed and meat and bone meal. Alert for Methanol is a 5 minute color change field test for the determination of methanol contamination in spirits, beer and wine that can detect methanol levels as low as 0.5% (v/v). BioKits Soya Protein Assay Kit is a quantitative ELISA (0.5% detection limit) that specifically detects soya protein in raw and cooked/canned foods, meats/meat products. Pasta Quality Control Kit is a sensitive and specific semi-quantitative test for the detection of common wheat adulteration in a range of pasta and noodle products. Reveal for Ruminant in Feed is an immunochromatographic lateral flow assay used for the qualitative analysis of ruminant byproducts in feed. The test can detect as little as 1% ruminant by-products in feed and feed supplements. Reveal for Ruminant in MBM is an immunochromatographic lateral flow assay used for the qualitative analysis of ruminant MBM in nonruminant animal meal. The test can detect as little as 2% ruminant MBM in nonruminant animal meal.

Food Allergens

Working with the University of Nebraska's Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP), Neogen pioneered rapid, easy-to-use, on-site food allergen tests. Its comprehensive line features tests for fourteen allergens, including those identified as the "big eight" from the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA). Neogen offers screening and quantitative food allergen test kits that offer results in as little as 5 minutes. Neogen's food allergen tests can detect the target allergen in ingredients, liquids, clean-in-place rinses, finished foods, and on environmental surfaces.

General Microbiology

Neogen's Soleris system rapidly detects microbial contamination by monitoring the colour changes produced by changing pH, and other reactions, generated by microbial growth. The automated optical system needs only a fraction of the time of traditional methods, with significantly less hands-on time. The Soleris system offers a wide array of rapid tests, including: total viable count, coliforms, E. coli, yeast and moulds, lactic acid bacteria, and enterobacteriaceae. Neogen's NEO-GRID disposable filter membrane systems, and proprietary culture media, rapidly and easily detect or enumerate bacteria. NEO-GRID's yeast and mould test yields accurate results in only 48 hours. Neogen's Acumedia subsidiary offers a full line of premier dehydrated culture media, available in lots of small custom blends to high-volume production.

GMO

Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops are plants that have been genetically improved by the insertion of the CP4 EPSPS coding sequence. The expression of the CP4 protein makes the crops tolerant to Roundup herbicides, allowing an over-the-top application of the herbicide to control weeds without endangering the safety of the crop.

Hygiene

Neogen offers a range of products to detect the amount of food residue and other organic matter, such as bacteria, yeast and mould, that remain after cleaning. These tests can be incorporated into an organisation's cleaning program to monitor its effectiveness.

Mycotoxins

Neogen offers mycotoxin test kits to detect aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2, and zearalenone. Neogen's Reveal screening strip tests are the easiest available for mycotoxins; Agri-Screen and Alert formats compare sample results against known control levels; NeoColumn immunoaffinity columns efficiently clean and concentrate toxins for later analysis; and Reveal Q+ and Veratox tests provide precise, fully quantitative results.

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