When should I test?
Gold standard beverage quality and safety monitoring means sampling and testing each time anything is added to a batch.
Why should I test?
Find potential sources of contamination in your manufacturing process.
Prevent small problems from becoming big, expensive ones.
Improve beverage quality.
At a minimum, know what contaminants are in your final, packaged product.
Make informed decisions on:
• recommended shelf life
• whether/when to distribute
• how to improve processes
How can I test?
Modern beverage contamination testing requires:
- sterile conditions
- expensive equipment and supplies
- skill in microscopy and microbe ID