Beer and juice prove a difficult medium for microorganisms to thrive in and grow due to the low pH. Juice is usually pasteurized and the content of alcohol, carbon dioxide and bitter acids from the hops present additional growth barriers for microorganisms in beer.
Nevertheless, some microorganisms have adapted to these inhospitable environments and are even capable of thriving in such a setting. Unfortunately, this microorganism growth has the potential to spoil the beverages, thus altering the taste and consequently causing off-flavours.
For this reason manufacturers quality check the beverages and its raw materials by testing for the presence of spoiling organisms at regular intervals throughout the entire production cycle. The Milenia GenLine product line includes rapid, simple and reliable test systems for the molecular biology detection of beer and juice spoiling organisms.