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Food and Beverage Microbiology

Food Microbiology

Protecting the farm and table.

What kind of testing are you doing?

Sample Testing

The CompactDry™ plate line presents a variety of organism-specific and total count tests, packaged up nicely in a sophisticated and sturdy cassette.

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Introducing The Wizard CompactDry™ Reader, a small piece of equipment that will make a big impact on the time spent counting colonies by hand.

COMING SOON!

DiluShaker and Dilucup Food Microbiology

The most elegant solution in serial dilution automation. This simple format puts sophisticated automation technology within reach for labs of any size!

Differentiate at a glance with HardyCHROM™

HardyCHROM™ is Hardy Diagnostics’ line of chromogenic, selective and differential culture media, recommended for use in primary cultivation and isolation of microorganisms. Hardy Diagnostics was the first to introduce chromogenic culture media to the United States. See why we have been a leader in chromogenic media ever since!

  • HardyCHROM™ Listeria – selective isolation of Listeria monocytogenes from food and environmental samples.
  • HardyCHROM™ ECC – rapid and reliable detection and differentiation of E. coli and other coliforms.
  • HardyCHROM™ Staphylococcus aureus – allows for the rapid and reliable detection of S. aureus from both clinical and food specimens within 24 hours.
  • HardyCHROM™ sakazakii – for the isolation and chromogenic detection of Cronobacter sakazakii .
  • HardyCHROM™ Salmonella – a differential medium that facilitates the isolation and differentiation of Salmonella spp. from other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae .
  • HardyCHROM™ Vibrio – a selective and differential screening media recommended for the isolation of pathogenic Vibrio spp. from food and environmental sources.
  • HardyCHROM™ O157 – a selective and differential medium recommended for the isolation of enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157 from food and environmental sources.
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Improve the efficacy of your poultry testing by using Hardy’s nBPW solutions!

nBPW is recommended for use as a rinse (or swab) for poultry carcasses and parts. USDA Institutes this “Fix” due to Salmonella false negatives. The new buffer is officially replacing currently used Buffered Peptone Water because of it’s increased effectiveness in reducing the effect of potential carryover of antimicrobials. Read the FSIS Notice release on June 8th, 2016.

nBPW Neutralizing Buffered Peptone Water

Selective and differential growth medium for the cultivation of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

Detects enterohemolysin producing E. coli. Zones of clear blood hemolysis (beta hemolysis) surrounding the colonies are associated with Shiga-toxin producing E. coli. Formulation recommended by BAM.

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Criterion™ Dehydrated Culture Media formulated to meet or exceed the highest quality standards.

If you are looking for easy storing dehydrated culture media with long shelf life and impeccable quality, look no further than Criterion™ Dehydrated Culture Media by Hardy Diagnostics. Hardy Diagnostics produces over 250 standard formulations of Criterion™ Dehydrated Culture Media. All animal components used in CRITERION™ formulations are sourced from countries the USDA has certified as free from BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy).

Criterion Dehydrated Culture Media for Food Microbiology

The Dilu-Lok™ eliminates the time and money spent on preparing your own dilution vials!

Our pre-filled dilution vials are designed especially for the food, dairy, pharmaceutical, and water industries.Designed and packaged to eliminate leaking with a wide 45mm opening that accommodates large samples. Filled to 25ml, 90ml, and 99ml with a variety of buffering solutions.

DiluLok Food Microbiology Pre filled dilution vials

Environmental Monitoring

Ensure your environmental monitoring is up to snuff!

EnSURE™ is a quality monitoring system that uses one instrument platform to collect, analyze, and report data from multiple quality indicators. Using new state-of-the-art technology and patented designs, the EnSURE system is a simple-to-use, flexible, and accurate quality monitoring system.

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A ready-to-use swab and tube pre-filled to fit your specific needs!

Collect and transport your environmental samples from the surface to the lab efficiently and easily with Envirotrans. with a convenient, leak resistant, and robust design, Envirotrans was designed with our customers in mind!

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The next generation of air samplers for viable airborne particle sampling in a clean room setting.

Hardy Diagnostics introduces the next generation of air samplers for viable airborne particle sampling in a clean room setting. Available with one, two, or three aspirating heads, the TRIO.BAS microbial air samplers are the most versatile on the market. Ergonomic- balanced, light weight, easy-to-hold and use.

Tried and true Tap Tight™ Contact Plates for environmental monitoring of surfaces.

Food testing facilities are using TSA (Tryptic Soy Agar) as a cost effective method for environmental monitoring within facilities to manage the testing of their high usage areas, critical contamination points, and general bio burden samples.

Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) with Lecithin and Tween®, is recommended for use as a general growth medium for establishing microbiological trends, alerts and action level in a biologically controlled environments.

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The perfect solution for environmental sampling of flock floor litter.

EnviroBootie™ is a collection system for the monitoring of Salmonella contamination in flock floor litter and other surfaces. Environmental Sampling Bootie Pre-moistened with Skim Milk Broth for maximum Salmonella recovery.

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Environmental Monitoring has never been so flexible!

TSA (Tryptic Soy Agar) Media Paddles support the growth of a wide range of microorganisms. These flexible, hinged paddles can bend 90 degrees, are dual sided, and are quality tested for pH, performance, and sterility.

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