Food & Beverage
Safety is a significant concern in the food and beverage industries as companies, both large and small, must ensure the safety of the products they produce, process, and distribute. At Romer Labs, our core mission has always been the same: Making the World's Food Safer®. We achieve this through our innovative testing solutions for allergens, mycotoxins, and microbiology, as well as our exceptional service.
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Control Your Food Allergen Risk with Ease
Food allergens represent an ever-present risk for individuals with allergies. Using reliable test kits to accurately detect potential allergen contamination has become a critical necessity for food producers.
Romer Labs offers the most complete portfolio of allergen test kits for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of food allergens. These tests can be used for different applications, and cover all steps in the food production process:
- Testing of raw materials and finished food samples
- Analysis of rinse waters (as part of cleaning validation)
- Detection of allergens in environmental swab samples
Food safety relies heavily on the hygienic conditions in food manufacturing facilities. The presence of high levels of non-pathogenic bacteria can affect the shelf life and quality of foodstuffs for consumers. Equally important is the absence of pathogens in food that could potentially cause illness. Food manufacturers must be diligent in keeping their processing environment clean and free of debris to prevent the cross-contamination of the final product.
Learn more about our solutions for:
Process hygiene: Our CytoQuant® mobile flow cytometer, the HygieneChek™ Plus dip-slides, and RapidChek® Total Protein test strips can help maintain process hygiene by detecting the presence of microorganisms and protein residues.
Pathogen testing: Our RapidChek® lateral flow devices are designed for the rapid detection of common pathogens, such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli, in food and environmental samples.
Microbial sampling: Our sterile specimen collection and surface sampling kits are easy to use and provide accurate results, making it easy for food manufacturers to monitor and maintain hygiene levels.
CytoQuant® Flow Cytometer
Microbiology Indicator microorganisms Food residue Mobile Flow Cytometer Quantitative Semi-Quantitative
HygieneChek™ PLUS - Total Count TTC / Total Count TTC
Microbiology Indicator microorganisms Spoilage microorganisms Dip-Slides Qualitative Quantitative Semi-Quantitative
RapidChek®Listeria Nextday™ Environmental System
SH-Listeria Nextday Environmental System
Microbiology Pathogenic bacteria LFD Qualitative
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by molds that can contaminate a wide range of crops and fruits. When contaminated with mycotoxins, these crops become toxic to humans and animals, making them a major health issue.
To ensure food and feed safety, more than 100 countries have established regulations for mycotoxins in food and feed. Therefore, reliable testing solutions as part of an efficient mycotoxin risk management program are essential.
With over 40 years of experience in the field, Romer Labs offers the most comprehensive portfolio of mycotoxin testing solutions:
- Test kits for detecting regulated mycotoxins in agricultural commodities, grain by-products, and feed formulations
- The broadest range of mycotoxin reference materials currently available on the market
- Columns for one-step andimmunoaffinity cleanup
- Analytical services in our four ISO 17025-accredited laboratories located in the United States, Austria, Singapore, and China
GMO screening made easy
The latest data shows that the majority of the world's soybeans - between 80% and 90% - are produced using genetically modified (GM) soy. In the case of maize, approximately 30% is genetically modified. As worldwide cultivation of GM plants continues to expand, and import and labeling regulations become more intricate, accurate and effective GMO screening becomes increasingly necessary.
Romer Labs offers a comprehensive range of immunoassays for quick and easy GMO detection. Our extensive portfolio includes over 60 test kits that detect the most relevant traits in crops such as corn, soybean, canola, cotton, sugarbeet, alfalfa, and rice. Our tests are designed to meet your needs, no matter the crop or the combination of traits you need to detect.
Revolution or Mere Evolution? Flow Cytometry and Verification of Cleaning and Disinfection in Food Manufacturing Facilities