Which bacteria and at what time? Our specialists are happy to advise you or offer you directly our qualitative and quantitative analyses for a large number of the relevant bacteria. Analyses for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, E.coli (+virulence factors Stx1, Stx2 and Intimin), Staphylococcus coagulase positive (+toxins) and many more are fixed components of our analysis portfolio. Furthermore, we would be pleased to support you by carrying out whole genome sequencing of the common bacteria in food production (facility-specific bacteria). Finally, if required, we would be pleased to complement the analysis results with our expert advice or to provide you with training courses tailored to your company's needs.
Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella are pathogenic bacteria, which are therefore key risk parameters in terms of meeting legal safety requirements. We can test bacteria in both food and environmental samples (Listeria spp. and monocytogenes). We also guarantee that we can deliver results very quickly.
You can also benefit from our expertise in challenge testing. Challenge tests are used to determine the ability of a microorganism to multiply or survive in the product under different storage conditions.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about planned challenge tests.
Companies must demonstrate to the responsible authorities that the risk associated with pathogenic microorganisms in products and the working environment is controlled. Taking Listeria monocytogenes as an example, this bacteria can colonise production facilities and, as a facility-specific bacteria, regularly cause food contamination. By sequencing the entire genome, we help you to detect the presence of this type of persistent native bacteria in a company. Possible entry routes into production facilities, transfer and cross-contamination can be identified and monitored. The results help you to get to the bottom of this problem and to solve it in a targeted manner.
Within HACCP framework, it is also important to consider the risks associated with packaging and materials that come into contact with food. We will be happy to perform microbiological analyses (bacteria indicating process hygiene issues, pathogenic germs, etc.) on your packaging, crockery, equipment and other surfaces that come into contact with food.
We are also able to carry out microbiological projects.