Fruit and vegetable juices with a low pH and high sugar content are an ideal environment for aciduric microorganism growth, which means there is often a high risk of product spoilage. Testing for spoilage organisms throughout production can help reduce the risk of losing product, time, and money to contamination.
Our Soleris® Next Generation system offers rapid, automated testing for the detection and enumeration of such microbial contamination. In a recent validation study our Soleris NF-OSB testing vial was shown to sensitively detect aciduric organisms in fruit juice in as little as 48 hours versus 72 hours using plating techniques.
The Soleris NF-OSB vial was validated against the IFU (International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association) No. 2 Method for 'Detection and Enumeration of Potential Spoilage Micro-organisms of Fruit Related Products', which has been validated as an official reference method according to ISO 17468.
The study was carried out according to ISO 16140-2 and concluded that the Soleris method was as sensitive as the IFU method while simplifying the workflow and reducing the detection time by a minimum of 24 hours.
IFU No. 2 Filtration Workflow vs Solers NF-OSB Filtration Workflow*