Food

BioBall use in food testing

BioBall is an ideal quantitative control for the food industry.

Applications –

  • Media quality control
  • Quantitative inoculant for the positive control
  • Method validation
  • Proficiency testing
  • Measurement of Uncertainty (MOU) determination
  • Determining limits of detection

BioBall needs no preparation prior to use and is water soluble. It can be taken directly from the freezer and added to a media plate, enrichment broth or food sample.

Pathogen Testing
– BioBall SingleShot
Food pathogens can be fatal at very low levels and food test methods need to detect pathogens at very low levels.
BioBall SingleShot is a perfect inoculant for the positive control in pathogen testing. BioBall can be added directly to enrichment broth or it can be added as a matrix spike to a sample of sterile matrix and enrichment broth (typically 25 g of sterile matrix and 225 mL of enrichment broth).

Non-Pathogen Testing – BioBall HighDose 10K
Non-pathogen food contaminants such as yeast, mold and some bacteria, if present, are likely to be in large numbers.

BioBall HighDose 10K contains 10,000 cfu per BioBall. It is an ideal inoculant for the positive control in non-pathogen food testing.

BioBall HighDose 10K can be added as a matrix spike directly to a sample of sterile matrix and diluent (typically 10 g of sterile matrix and 90 mL of diluent) or it can be added directly to diluent (typically 100 mL).
 
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