Microbial spoilage risk is a major concern for beverage industries as it generates economic losses and can have a major impact on brand image. In this webinar Pall analyses the growing market demands for minimally processed products or mixed beverages and the increasing need for effective controls. Microbial monitoring is widely implemented and mostly based on traditional culture methods but these do not allow an early contamination warning or rapid batch release and also require further microbial identification steps to assess contamination and planning for further action. This webinar presents alternative methods to overcome these limitations based on real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) which offers sensitive and specific detection of micro-organisms in a matter of hours. This extremely accurate tool can be easily implemented in a routine quality control laboratory.