Food Engineering

Bacterial testing system

June 1, 2011


Used to determine aerobic bacterial counts in meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and produce, the MOCON GreenLight 910 bacterial testing system provides results within minutes or up to 8 hours, depending on the expected bacterial load. The unit provides an aerobic plate count or total viable count of a food sample’s microbial load by using a sensing assay or vial. As bacteria in the test sample multiply and respire, they consume oxygen. The change in oxygen is used to calculate the original sample’s colony forming units per gram for solids or per milliliter for liquids. Intended for food processing companies with low-to-medium throughput requirements, the system has a small bench-top footprint.

MOCON, Inc.; www.mocon.com