It is imperative that food and drink is safe from microbiological contamination and biofilms. This is a legal requirement for each stages of the food chain. We offer a wide range of microbiology testing that is specific and relevant to the food and drink industry. Our extensive range of microbiology testing can be found in our scientific services section. Briefly our microbiology testing specific for this industry include pathogen detection and enumerations. The opportunistic pathogens we are able to detect for example include Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, Shigella and Vibrio. For enumeration we are able to undertake total viable counts, yeast and mould counts, and enumeration of coliforms, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens and the Enterobacteriaceae.
At 5D we have many years of experience in the food and drinks industry and are therefore able to undertake a large number of different tests and develop models that are applicable to these environments. We are also able to undertake microbiology and antibiofilm testing in relation to shelf-life evaluation of products, water testing, environmental monitoring and disinfectant testing. For examples of all the different microbiology, antibiofilm, virus and toxin tests and methods please see our scientific services section.