Food Testing, Food Microbiology, UK

Food Microbiology

What tests are available?
Total Viable Count, Enterobacteriaceae, E.coli, Coagulase Positive Staphylococci, B.cereus, C.perfringens, Faecal streptococci, Salmonella, Listeria detection and enumeration, Yeasts and Moulds, Pseudomonas. These are all organisms that PMS are UKAS accredited to test for.

How long will the analysis take once the samples arrive at the laboratory?
24 hours - Coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae, E.coli, C.perfringens
48 hours - Total Viable Count, Pseudomonas, B.cereus, Coagulase Positive Staphylococci
72 hours - Salmonella
120 hours - Listerla, Yeast and Moulds.

Will there be any notification if there are any positive results ?
Clients are notified immediately of any results that are deemed out of specification e. g. positive Salmonella. The client will also receive an interim report highlighting the out of specification result.


The accredited tests can also be found on the Scope. Proļ¬les of tests can be tailored to meet the requirements of an Individual client. CLICK HERE FOR SCOPE OF TESTS.


Shelf-Life testing

How would I go about setting up a Shelf-Life test?
A preliminary discussion is available, whereby the type of shelf- life and extent of testing can be ascertained.

What is a Shelf-Life test ?
Shelf-life testing determines the duration the food being tested, is viable for, before it has to be discarded because it is not fit for purpose. Shelf-Life testing profiles differ depending on the food being tested.

Can you give me an example of a Shelf-Life test that is available ?
A current Shelf-Life available is SALSA. This type of shelf-life is aimed at chilled products such as cooked meats. The testing involves products freshly produced, abused products and comparisons made of results from fieshly produced, abused and end of life products.

 

 

You can contact us at this address:

Pathology Management Services
Rose Mill
Union St
Middleton
Manchester
M24 6DD

Tel: 0161 643 5330
Fax: 0161 653 3647
email: path.man@zen.co.uk

Opening Hours:

8am until 5pm - Monday - Friday
7.30am until 10am Saturday and Sunday