U.S – Hygiena, a company specializing in rapid microbial detection solutions, has announced that its Innovate RapiScreen Dairy and Beverage Kits have been awarded the coveted AOAC RI Performance Tested Methods (PTM) Certification.

This certification marks a pioneering achievement, establishing these kits as the first methods to be recognized for the entire product testing workflow.

Hygiena’s RapiScreen Beverage Kit is a cutting-edge solution tailored for low pH beverages, including fruit juices, teas, energy drinks, UHT pasteurized products, smoothie mixes, and condiments.

This rapid microbial screening system delivers quality control results in under 30 minutes following a brief incubation period, drastically reducing product hold time from four to ten days to just one to two days.

The Innovate System, which underpins the RapiScreen Kit, outpaces conventional culture methods, enabling the simultaneous analysis of up to 96 samples.

By utilizing RapiScreen ATP bioluminescence technology, this kit transforms the testing process for low pH beverages and high-temperature liquid fill products, eliminating prolonged plate incubation periods and significantly shortening production times.

In anticipation of the burgeoning global aseptic food and beverage packaging market, Hygiena’s RapiScreen Dairy Kit provides a swift response to challenges posed by traditional processing methods in dairy products.

This versatile kit allows rapid testing across diverse product matrices, ranging from UHT milks and creams to sauces, soups, broths, juices, and beverages, delivering results in less than 30 minutes.

The Innovate System’s ability to detect low levels of contamination within 24 hours not only offers substantial cost savings but also reduces safety stock and warehouse space costs, ensures brand protection, and prevents recall expenses.

Steven Nason, CEO of Hygiena, emphasized the significance of this achievement, stating, “RapiScreen is a pivotal enhancement to our diverse portfolio of food and beverage diagnostic solutions, underscoring our commitment to preventing illness and fostering a safer world.”

He highlighted the exceptional capabilities of the Innovate RapiScreen Kits, stating that they enable food and beverage manufacturers to uphold the highest standards of product quality and operational efficiency.

Last month, Hygiena’s GlutenTox ELISA Rapid G12 test kit earned the AOAC RI Performance Tested MethodsSM certification for its precision and reliability.

The kit offers a systematic method for evaluating gluten content from wheat, barley and rye in food samples.

The kit aligned with AOAC’s exacting standards, confirming its capability to accurately detect and quantify wheat gluten in a variety of food matrices.

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