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Neogen’s NeoFilm Expedites Microbial Testing

January 15, 2014
by Candy & Snack TODAY

Lansing, MI — NeoFilm microbial tests bring simplified protocols, color coding, reduced wait for incubation and increased accuracy to food safety testing, Neogen Corp. claims.

The tests for aerobic, coliform and E. coli counts are validated and certified by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) International; certification for the tests for yeast and mold and Staphlococcus aureus counts are pending.

A technician lifts the film cover, deposits a diluted sample on the nonwoven fabric pad without need for a spreader, reseals the film and immediately transfers the test to the incubator. Colonies are defined in bright color against a neutral background to facilitate accurate counting.

Test name and incubation time are printed on the color-coded films, which can be stacked to optimize bench space. In addition, each test type runs at a single time and temperature, and only two incubation temperatures are needed to run all tests.

Films pack in 100-ct boxes, with an SRP range of $150 to $200, depending on the type of microorganism being detected.

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