Present quality control methods do not allow proactive process control, discrimination of spoilage and non-spoilage organisms nor detection of fastidious microbes. BREWPROC (QLKI-CT-2000-01251) is a combined R&D and Demonstration project that is focused on the development and implementation of rapid PCR based methods for microbiological QC in breweries. In this approach, samples are first screened using group specific tests. Species specific identification tests are available for numerous yeast and bacterial species. PCR analysis can be carried out using PCR-ELISA, real-time or end-point PCR. Practical sample treatment protocols, including special enrichment media, have been set-up for filterable and non-filterable samples. All PCR tests will be provided in kits.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 29th EBC Congress, Dublin 2003|
|Publisher||Fachverlag Hans Carl|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||29th European Brewery Convention EBC Congress 2003 - Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 17 May 2003 → 22 May 2003
|Conference||29th European Brewery Convention EBC Congress 2003|
|Period||17/05/03 → 22/05/03|
- beer spoilage organism
- microbiological analysis
- polymerase chain reaction
- quality control
Haikara, A., Juvonen, R., Koivula, T., Schuhbeck, T., Brandl, A., Vogeser, G., & Storgårds, E. (2003). Microbiological quality control in breweries by PCR - the BREWPROC approach. In Proceedings of the 29th EBC Congress, Dublin 2003 (pp. 1036-1046). Fachverlag Hans Carl.