Microorganisms whether occurring naturally or as a result of contamination, play a major role in the processing, preparation, preservation and overall quality of food. It is therefore important to understand these microorganisms and their relation to the food industry in terms of food spoilage and food-borne illness. We can help to control food safety and quality from primary production to consumption. Our technicians perform routine microbiological analyses in the following areas, raw material and finished product screening, environmental monitoring, surface sampling and water analysis.

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    Raw material and finished product screening.

    • Raw ingredient screening for indicator organisms, namely aerobic plate and total coliform counts.
    • Finished/consumer product analysis for common food-borne pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli.
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    Environmental monitoring

    • Environmental microbiological analysis through indoor air quality testing for bacteria, yeast and molds (fungi)
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    Surface Sampling

    • Equipment contact and other non-contact surface sampling, including the analysis of swab samples in order to verify the effectiveness of sanitation products and programmes.
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    Water Analysis

    • Microbial analysis of water quality through potability sampling and testing.

Our team can develop a testing programme perfectly suited to your specific product(s) and precise needs, and scheduling. You can rest assured that your results are accurate, reliable and confidential. We utilise testing methodologies outlined by:-

  • The Compendium of Methods for Microbiological Examination as published by the American Public Health Association
  • The Official Methods of Analysis by the AOAC INTERNATIONAL
  • The Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


We ensure rapid turn-around times and integrity of results through door-to-door courier services (where applicable) and aseptic collection, handling, and transportation of all samples.  Your confidentiality is assured. Feel free to contact us to discuss how we can assist your organization.