Food & Beverage Services
Probiotics are rapidly expanding in popularity among the food and beverage industry due to their health benefits. As a result, buyers are looking to ensure the potency and purity of the products they purchase. Thus, it has become increasingly important for manufacturers to have data to support the identity and viability of their product(s).
An organism must be alive, in sufficient concentrations, to deliver its probiotic effects. However, putting a specific volume of probiotics in your product does not guarantee the number of live probiotics in the finished product. That is because some of these organisms will not survive. With this in mind, AEMTEK uses precision culture methods to assess the probiotic organisms’ viability in your finished product. In essence, precision culture methods reveal the number of live and healthy individuals in the product at the time of testing. In other words, it tells you the quantity of live and healthy probiotics in your finished product when it leaves your facility.
While it is essential to know the probiotic concentrations as your product leaves the facility, this is simply a snapshot in time. In reality, the microorganism populations may change over the life of your product. In order to reveal the concentration of live probiotics in your product over time, AEMTEK offers probiotic shelf-life studies.
Probiotic shelf-life studies reveal the stability of the probiotics in your product. In other words, it tells you how well the organisms are surviving over the life of your product. In order to learn the rate at which probiotics will die off, we test the product at various intervals over time. As a result of this testing, you will know the length of time until the product no longer has a sufficient concentration of live organisms to meet product specifications. This information is important for supporting label claims as well as determining expiration and best by dates. In addition, the stability study will also provide insight into product formulation and packaging.
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Analyses are performed using various rapid and classical methods, including the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, the APHA Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, and the AOAC International Official Methods of Analysis. We employ rigid quality assurance guidelines in all testing. We offer modern rapid methods of analysis for reliable, timely results. Reports are electronically generated in a user-friendly language and format. In addition, our scientists are always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.