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#1 jiljilbean

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:01 PM

hey guys,

 

I was wondering if there is a quicker test for yeast/mold out there?

Quicker than 48 hours

 

Thanks :)



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:39 PM

I only know of the rapid 2 day Y/M test. If there is a quicker test, I would love to know as well.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:45 AM

Visual.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:20 AM

Is the product solid or liquid?
For the latter you could look at some of the rapid flow cytometry systems.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 09:02 AM

For your cheese?

 

https://www.hygiena....d.html#benefits

This says "same day results for direct testing", also:

• Clear yes-or-no results in as little as 6 hours for highly contaminated samples; 50 hours for most other matrices

 

Then again if it's only useful for rapid testing on highly contaminated samples and provides a yes/no only, I imagine you could conclude that visually :huh: 

Anyway, may be worth a look or enquiring with Hygiena, I use them for ATP and Listeria snap swabbing and they're quite helpful.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:04 AM

yes it is for my cheese company. :)

thank you zanorias

I will look into that.

I like hygiena also. I used them at my other company. I loved their ATP machine.

 

I was thinking...you can't really "rush" yeast and mold growth. Or any microorganisms.

I'm sure like most people's bosses..they want results like ASAP!

 

Thanks for your help guys!

Jiljil :)

 

 



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

 I was thinking...you can't really "rush" yeast and mold growth. Or any microorganisms.  

 

 Indeed; I'm sure with technological advancements in future there will become available quicker detection and analysis methods. Though I imagine if, say, a 3 hour comprehensive test is available, the company seniors will then be asking if a 30 minute test exists.

 

I'm sure like most people's bosses..they want results like ASAP! 

 

Bosses wanting everything and immediately - sounds about right :whistle:







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