Why to do Microbiological Food Testing?

Food safety is a major focus of food microbiology testing. It is important to make sure our foods are safe to consumed. The food is a potential source for microorganisms to grow and multiply. They can spoiled the food and worse make someone sick or die because some bacteria are able to produce toxins and endotoxins.

Some of the important classes of Bacteria associated with food poisoning are Coliform, E.coli, Staphylococci, Salmonella, Clostridium, Shigella and Listeria. They can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, distress, diarrhea, dehydration, and also death. Hence, microbiological testing of food is important.

  • Animal Feeds & Pet Foods

  • Bakery & Confectionery Products

  • Beverages-Alcoholic, Non Alcoholic

  • Cereal, Pulses and By-Product

  • Fish & Sea Foods

  • Fruits & Fruit Products

  • Herbs, Spices and Condiments

  • Honey and Honey products

  • Meat & Meat Product

  • Milk and Dairy Products

  • Mycotoxins in Food & Feed

  • Poultry & Poultry

  • Ready to Eat Food

Microbiological Parameters Tested in Food
  1. Total Plate count
  2. Coliforms
  3. E.coli
  4. Enterobacteriaceae
  5. Staphylococcus aureus
  6. Yeast & Moulds
  7. Clostridium perfringens
  8. Bacillus cereus
  9. Salmonella spp.
  10. Shigella Sp.
  11. Vibrio cholerae
  12. Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  13. Listeria monocytogenes