"You don't have to do much but you have to do something" is the quote from Dr. Gudrun Vogeser, owner of PIKA Lab, and inventor of Fast Orange. Fast Orange makes brewery QC easy and is used by all levels of breweries. The basic idea behind all the products is that you take samples or swabs during the different stages of production all the way to serving. Fast Orange is ready to use and no special preparation is necessary. When testing wort or beer simply add an equal amount of beer to the Fast Orange sample tube, cap, and watch. When using the equipment swabs, remove the cap with built in swab, touch the equipment and reinsert back into the tube. With in 5 days you will see a color change if bacteria is present.
If at any stage you have contamination the sample will turn bright yellow. If you have a positive for contamination you will know where in the process contamination entered and you can alter/fix your cleaning and sanitizing procedures. If you want to go further send the sample out for PCR testing or do PCR testing in house. Fast Orange is PCR certified and ready. For small breweries Fast Orange is your lab. For larger breweries it saves a ton of labor by eliminating traditional filter disc preparation.
Don't take a chance with your brand! Stop contaminated beer from leaving the brewery. The market is no longer forgiving of bad beer and bad news travels really fast.