Consumers are concerned about both the nutritional composition of foods and the use of new additives, processes and methods of storage that may result in the proliferation of micro organisms. MLSBioDNA Ltd offer testing capabilities, using validated molecular techniques for the detection of food-borne pathogens in both raw and processed foods.

Molecular techniques are more sensitive, specific and can give very rapid results when compared to conventional methods. Testing is done using real-time PCR technology and results can be issued within 24 hours upon receipt of sample.

Molecular testing is carried out for the following organisms:

Organism Food Type
Salmonella enteritidis Animal feeds, baby food, canned food, cereals and rice, cheese, cream and milk, yogurt, eggs, raw/cooked fish and seafood, fruit juices, mayonnaise and sauces, meat, poultry, processed meat and frozen food
Campylobacter jejuni Cream, milk, raw/cooked meat and poultry
Listeria monocytogenes Cheese, cream, ice-cream, milk, yogurt, cooked fish, preserved seafood, frozen lollies, raw/cooked meat and poultry, pre-prepared chilled food
E. coli 0157 Meat, dairy products, milk

All of the above test procedures are ISO 17025 accredited.
Please enquire for further details and prices.