Spoilage Lactic Acid Bacteria Detection

Culture Medium: Lactobacillus Selective Growth Medium

The lactic acid bacteria are a group of organisms incorporating known food and beverage-spoilage species. Capable of producing acidic compounds affecting taste, these species can also produce relatively high volumes of carbon dioxide which may result in packaging damage.

Lactobacillus spp. and Pediococcus spp. are known spoilage organisms, particularly in the brewing industry, with a tolerance of the alcohol and pH conditions of brewing which inhibit many other species.

The Lactobacillus Selective growth medium within the Speedy Breedy® culture vessel facilitates the selective growth and detection of these Gram positive organisms, whilst suppressing non-spoilage organisms.