Food Microbiology

Our portfolio for Food Microbiology customers includes microbiological media, control reference strains, sample preparation equipment, media preparation equipment, environmental monitoring sampling swabs, innovative solutions for automating workflow and autoclaving media, incubators, and workstations for anaerobic micro-organisms.


Alliance Bio Expertise (ABE)

Alliance BioExpertise (ABE) offer innovative equipment solutions for the food laboratory. These include media preparators (the Mediawel 10L for the smaller lab and the Mediawel 30L for larger media requirements), peristaltic pumps and the automated plate dispenser, Distriwel. The Diluwel is a fast, compact and precise automated gravimetric diluter for food sample preparation. The Mixwel blender/homogeniser is one of the quietest on the market which uses patented pendular action to provide optimum homogenisation. The Airwel air sampler is available in 100L/min and 200L/min models to speed up your environmental monitoring.





BIOKAR Diagnostics is the microbiology division of the Solabia group, dedicated to producing culture media, supplements and detection kits for microbiology laboratories. BIOKAR offer the full range of traditional dehydrated media as well as rapid Chromogenic media solutions such as COMPASS® Bacillus cereus, COMPASS® Listeria, EASY Staph® for coagulase+ S. aureus, IRIS Salmonella® RHAPSODY® for Pseudomonas and SYMPHONY for Yeasts and Moulds. All media is manufactured according to EN ISO 11133 and are validated by AFNOR Certification. BIOKAR ready-to-use liquid media in 3L and 5L flexible bags combine well with automated diluters. BIOKAR recently added pre-filled contact plates to their portfolio.




Microbiologics offer a comprehensive range of ATCC derived quality control strains in both quantitative formats, such as Epower, and qualitative formats, such as Kwik Stik, to meet the regulatory requirements of food testing laboratories, including media challenge testing according to ISO 11133. For ISO 17025 accredited labs, Epower CRM quantitative QC strains are just one passage from the reference strain and come in a range of pre-defined concentrations. Kwik Stik ready-to-use qualitative microorganism swabs simplify your media challenge testing and remove the need to maintain microorganism cultures in-house. QC strains are available for enumeration tests for indicator bacteria and presence of food pathogen testing, including STEC.



Surface swabbing is one of the most widely used methods of environmental monitoring in the food industry. COPAN’s line of Swab-Rinse (SRK®) kits can be used to sample food products, as well as floors and surfaces in production areas, according to ISO 18593, ISO 17604 and GMP. These swabs can be supplied with a range of solutions, including buffered peptone water, phosphate buffer and Letheen broth. Sterile sampling templates are also available to standardise the size of sampling areas.




Cyclone™ is a fully automated system specifically designed for microbiological quality control performed through pour-plate technique. Cyclone™ pours molten media into Petri dishes, dispenses samples through an automated liquid handler and homogenizes by mixing. Ideal for Food and Beverage, Cosmetics, Dairy and Pharma laboratories.


Baker Ruskinn

Baker Ruskinn BugBox anaerobic chambers are designed specifically to help microbiologists cope with rising workloads and provide the best primary isolation rates. Our workstations include a host of innovative features that provide affordable and convenient solutions for microbiological applications.


Gold Standard Diagnostics

Gold Standard Diagnostics are a global provider of diagnostic test kits and automation solutions for bioanalytical testing in the food, feed, environmental, veterinary, and clinical industries.

Their extensive portfolio ranges from pathogen swabs and lateral flow strips to ELISA and PCR kits, providing a range of diagnostics solutions that can be used throughout the entire manufacturing process, from the production floor to the lab.



Synbiosis offer a range of automated colony counters ideal for food laboratories. aCOLyte 3 HD is an affordable colony counter for pour and spiral plates. Protos3 counts colonies in seconds and identifies the microbial species on your chromogenic plates by colour. For labs that require a high level of traceability, the ProtoCOL 3 includes a complete audit trail and ensures your data is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. The ProtoCOL 3 counts colonies on 55mm – 150mm plates and is available with a range of optional modules to suit your laboratories requirements.


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