Microbiology Testing

Increasing awareness of food safety and hygiene

Increasing awareness of food safety and hygiene

WHAT IS FOOD MICROBIOLOGY TESTING?

Food microbiology testing for pathogens and organisms can help ensure safety and hygiene of your products and mitigate risks that can be detrimental to human health.

At TÜV SÜD, we provide a wide range of microbiological analysis services. These include both classical methods and modern methods (such as ELISA tests and PCR tests) for rapid microbiological results. Our experts can advise you on an appropriate product audit based on the knowledge of the methods that are best recommended and most reliable for your specific needs.

WHAT IS FOOD MICROBIOLOGY TESTING?

Food microbiology testing for pathogens and organisms can help ensure safety and hygiene of your products and mitigate risks that can be detrimental to human health.

At TÜV SÜD, we provide a wide range of microbiological analysis services. These include both classical methods and modern methods (such as ELISA tests and PCR tests) for rapid microbiological results. Our experts can advise you on an appropriate product audit based on the knowledge of the methods that are best recommended and most reliable for your specific needs.

TÜV SÜD IS A LEADING FOOD MICROBIOLOGY TESTING COMPANY

A company will incur huge losses when their pharmaceutical products are recalled. These include the loss of sales, reduced customer confidence, damage to brand reputation, lawsuits filed by consumers and government authorities etc. 

As such, all pharmaceutical manufacturers must thoroughly conduct pharmaceutical testing or analysis of their materials, processes, equipment, techniques, environments and provide staff training, in order to ensure their final products are consistent, safe and effective.

TÜV SÜD’S FOOD MICROBIOLOGY TESTING SERVICES

Our microbiological analysis encompasses a manner of different solutions, including:

  • Pathogens
    • Salmonella
    • Listeria
    • E.coli 0157
    • Campylobacter
    • Shigella
    • Vibrio
    • Legionell
  • Typical hygiene indicators
    • Coliforms
    • E.coli
    • Enterobacteriaceae
    • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Total Viable Count (TVC)
  • Yeast and Moulds
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Shelf life studies

We also conduct:

  • Food contamination testing and veterinary drug determination
  • Process and product audit (according to customer requirements)
  • Supplier audit (to minimise the risk from external sources)

TÜV SÜD’S FACILITIES

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers (ICP-MS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical
  • Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • High Performance Liquid
  • Chromatographs (HPLC)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatographs with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
  • Ion Chromatographs (IC)
  • Gas Chromatogrpahs (GC) with various detectors
  • Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Amino-acid analyser
  • Cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Crude fibre analyser
  • Protein analyser
  • Microplate reader for enzyme
  • PCR pathogen screening system
  • Scanning electron microscope 
 

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