Ensuring food is safe from microbiological contamination is a priority and a legislative requirement at all stages of the food chain. Through our network of accredited laboratories, highly experienced staff and extensive range of microbiological tests, ALS provides customers with cost-effective quality assurance from ‘farm to fork’.
Microbiological tests include:
- E.coli 0157
- Cl. perfringens
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Total Viable Count (TVC)
- Yeast and Moulds
In addition to routine microbiological analysis of food samples, we also offer the following services:
- Shelf-life evaluation with standard storage conditions (refrigerated or ambient) or bespoke trials to mimic consumer use with package opening and storage temperature changes as required.
- Environmental monitoring – using swab samples, contact plates or settle plates.
- Hand swabs – monitoring for Staphylococcus aureus and E.coli
- Water testing
Sample Types include:
- Ready to eat foods
- Raw meat and fish
- Vegetables and salads
- Environmental Swabs
- Bottled Water and Soft Drinks
- Shelf Life Analysis
We have a range of test methods available to meet your requirements (traditional or rapid) and to comply with specific retailer standards (our laboratories are approved by Tesco and Marks & Spencer)