Microbiological Analysis

microbiologisch onderzoek

Microbiological Analysis

In order to guarantee food safety, as a food company you must continuously perform microbiological analysis on the products produced. This must be done before the products go to the consumer in order to protect the consumer.

Microbiological Analysis in short

  • Guarantee food safety
  • Comply with the legal requirement
  • We perform microbiological analyses for you in general indicators, pathogens and water investigation

Legally required

Microbiological research on food is required by law. Food law EU 178/2002 obliges every food company to only place safe food on the market because it should not make consumers ill.

Microbiological criteria

There are also various microbiological criteria for foodstuffs laid down in the legislation. Based on these, you as a food company can determine which micro-organisms are applicable to the products. And which ones you should investigate. You can also use the criteria to determine which standards/limits apply. This is used to assess whether the result found complies with the legislation and is safe for the consumer.

We help you to comply with the legal obligation by performing microbiological analyzes

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Detection of micro-organisms

To find out if your food meets the requested criteria, we look for different types of micro-organisms. In our laboratory we grow the micro-organisms in Petri dishes. After an average of 3 to 5 days we then make a statement about:

  • The presence of a micro-organism in the food (whether or not it has been detected)
  • The amount of a micro-organism in the food (a count)

In addition to the traditional method (as mentioned above), we also use the Real time PCR method. Based on the genetic material (DNA) of micro-organisms, we make a statement about whether or not these are present in the food.

A selection of our investigations

Below you will find a selection of the micro-organisms for which we can perform a microbiological analysis.

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General indicatorsPathogensWater investigation
(An)aerobic colony count Listeria monocytogenesE. coli
EnterobacteriaceaeListeria sppColiforms
Coagulase positive staphylococcusSalmonella sppColony count at 22˚C / 36˚C
ColiformsE. coli & STECEnterococci
StreptococciBacillus cereus
Yeast & FungiCampylobacter
LactobacilliClostridium perfringens
Lactic acid bacteriaSulfiet reducing Clostridia

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