New, quick food contamination test

By 1. December 2011Blog, Quality

A company in Israel, TA Count has developed a new test that can detect harmful bacteria in food and beverages in just minutes, compared to standard cell culture and plating which takes days.

The company was started by a group that worked on water purification systems. Frustrated at how long conventional testing took, they decided to come up with a solution themselves. According to the CEO of the company interviewed by the Nocamels webpage, a site dedicated to Israeli innovation, the test can be likened to a pregnancy test. In under 5 minutes it will answer the question “Can I drink this water?”.
The test is currently only used on water samples but the company intend the test to also be used with food and beverages.

The full story can be viewed on the No camels website.

The website for the company can be found at.