BactoScan™ FC+ milk bacteria analyser measures the individual bacteria cells in raw milk. Delivering results in just minutes, BactoScan™ allows farmers or milk testing laboratories to take fast action to preserve and enhance milk quality.
Up to 200 results per hour in compliance with ISO/IDF and FDA/NCIMS guarantees that you can meet your customers demands for fast and reliable information.
Raw milk (cow, goat, sheep, buffalo).
Fat, protein, lactose/reduced lactose, total solids, SnF, FPD, total acidity, density, FFA, citric acids, casein, urea, sucrose, glucose, fructose and galactose. Targeted and untargeted adulteration screening.
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FOSS raw milk testing solutions comply with IDF/ISO and ICAR standards. BactoScan™ FC+ is the only rapid method approved for bacteria count in raw milk by EURL/Microval in Europe and NCIMS/FDA in the US. Comprehensive software meets Good Laboratory Practice and standardisation tools make it easy to monitor instrument performance.
Easy handling of reagents
The unique reagent concept ensures simple, safe and very fast reagents handling, which reduces the operator’s dependency. Low reagents consumption and low waste contribute to the environmental protection. By the process of internal filtration of reagents, the time is saved and the risk of contamination is eliminated.
FOSS Integrator is a shared software platform supporting other FOSS milk testing solutions. The same user interface, the same conveyors, bar code readers etc. can be used throughout the laboratory. This eases training of laboratory staff and facilitates data handling, transfer and storage. Uniform software provides flexibility in the laboratory. Further, context sensitive help available via FOSS Integrator software provides easy and quick solutions and answers, as well as provides an excellent tool for quality assurance.
FossConnect™ is a centralised networking management solution for FOSS BactoScan™ and CombiFoss™ that helps you to reduce operational costs and secure consistent high performance from your analytical instruments. With FossConnect™, you can manage, configure and monitor your instruments remotely from any internet-enabled computer and safeguard your data for whenever you need it.
Typical SR (log units)
10 – 50
Reproducibility* (between instruments):
Typical SR (log units)
10 – 50
51 - 200
< 0.5 % (uncompensated)
Standard 300, (optionally: 95, 600 and 1200)
Typical Sy.x < 0.25 log units in the entire measuring range
Reference or anchor method
Standard Plate Count (SPC) (IDF Standard 100B:1991)
Capacity BactoScan FC+:
Models: 65H, 130H, 200H = 65, 130, 200 samples per hour
BactoScan™ FC+ Semiautomatic is only available at a capacity of 65 samples per hour.
This version does not include Conveyor and Stirrer system
Approx. 4.5 ml
2 – 42°C (35.6-107.6 F)
Raw milk of normal composition and good quality. Unpreserved or preserved with azidiol
Standards and Approvals
BactoScan™ FC+ is CE-labelled and complies with the following directives and regulations:
• EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) Directive 2004/108/EC
• LVD (Low Voltage) Directive 2006/95/EC
• Machinery Safety Directive 2006/42/EC
• Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixture, CLP (EC)
• WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
• Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC
• REACH 1907/2006/EC
BactoScan™ FC+ technology complies with:
• EURL/Microval approved
• FDA/NCIMS approved
• ISO/IDF and AOAC standards
• Several national approvals e.g.: Germany: Bundesanstalt für Milchforshung, France: Ceca Lait.