Food microbiology testing service – Detection pathogen contamination in your food product

Food microbiology testing service – Microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi or viruses can contaminate food at any time. It could pose a risk to consumers. It is important for food producers or consumers to monitor for harmful organisms in their food products. Microorganisms are small creatures, so it is difficult for us to see them directly. They also also in natural environments such as water, soil, air and others. We could find microorganisms naturally in food or on the surface of food for example on fresh vegetables. Then, is it necessary to detect for microorganisms in food products?

Many countries are already setting up standard in the food safety concern. According to the FDA, it is necessary to test for microbes in food products, such as testing for Salmonella, Listeria, Vibrio, E. coli etc. in order to pass the import standard requirements. So, it is important to detect microorganisms in the food product before distribution. Pathogenic microorganisms shouldn’t exist in food ingredients. There are safe limits standards that have been set by each country. If you exceed the limit, there is a risk for those who consume it. Therefore, zero tolerance is imposed for per 25 g of food sample when tested for all common pathogens (Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, etc.).

Detection of microorganisms in food

Detecting microorganisms in food is very important. There are several methods that can be used to detect pathogenic microbes in food. In bacteria contaminated food, of course, the food has become not wholesome anymore.  There are several laboratory testing methods, such as ELISA, Real time PCR, agar plates, etc. PCR testing method is the most advanced & fast in providing result. PCR method detect for DNA hence it is very precision & reliable. 

Food microbiology testing service

Are you a food producer? Of course, food microbiology testing services is very important for your product. If you don’t have your own laboratory, you can choose an accredited laboratory. How to choose a food laboratory for food products you can read here. Food microbiology testing service plays a very important role to your business to increase the trust of your potential consumers. PT Seafood Inspection Laboratory provides food microbiology testing for your food products, making it easier for you to obtain a certificate of analysis to minimize market rejection. The following table is food microbiology testing services at PT Seafood Inspection Laboratory.

Parameters

Methods

APC

Quantitative

E. Coli

Quantitative

Coliform

Quantitative

Staphylococcus aureus

Quantitative

Enterobacter

Quantitative

Bacillus cereus

Quantitative

Yeast & Mold

Quantitative

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Quantitative

Vibrio spp

Qualitative

Vibrio cholerae

Qualitative

Salmonella spp

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Salmonella spp

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Salmonella spp

Qualitative

Listeria spp

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Listeria Spp

Qualitative

Listeria monocytogenes

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Clostridium botulinum

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Clostridium perfringens

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

You can choose your parameter & method of testing services according your company needs. For faster result, you can choose PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method. We are food laboratory testing service in Bali Indonesia that can help you to laboratory testing your food products. Contact Us for more information. Let us be your laboratory.