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Microbial Analysis

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Eurofins is one of the leading service providers for microbiological testing in India. The microbiological testing portfolio includes analytical services to detect pathogenic microbes and their toxins (such as Salmonella, Listeria, Legionella) or organisms causing decay (such as yeasts, fungi or moulds), to provide hygiene checks (e.g. site inspections but also sterility tests in packaging materials, measurement of airborne microbes) with the aim of making foods and other products such as cosmetics safer for our clients, meeting statutory requirements and protecting the consumer.

Eurofins offers both classical methods and modern methods (e.g. PCR methods) for rapid microbiological results. Eurofins can advise you based on the matrices at question which tests/methods can be used reliably.

Eurofins offers analyses according to the relevant local regulations but can also offer testing according to European Pharmacopoeia. In many countries Eurofins offers samples collection, auditing of sites and training on HACCP (on site and at our laboratories).

Eurofins offers analytical testing for a large number of matrices in some of the following food and product groups

  • General Food
  • Drinking water
  • Animal feed
  • Fish and Sea foods
  • Herbs
  • Spices and condiments
  • Fruit and fruit products
  • Poultry Products
  • Cosmetics
  • Food ingredients/additives
  • Medicines
  • Packaging materials
  • Utility articles

Pathogens and Toxins

Our microbiological testing detects and identifies a large number of pathogenic micro-organisms (pathogens) and their toxins, such as:

  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Escherichia coli O157 (E.coli)
  • Vibrio spp.
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Enterobacter sakazakii
  • Campylobacter
  • Enterotoxins
  • Staphylococcus aureus

Related services

In addition to the above, Eurofins offers some of the following related microbiological tests:

  • Challenge tests
  • Characterisation of micro-organisms (including the identification / characterisation of micro-organism strains)
  • Shelf-life related studies
  • Hygiene parameters
  • Industrial Equipment Validations

The Eurofins Advantage

  • Eurofins laboratory is accredited, certified & recognized by BIS, NABL, FSSAI and APEDA
  • Competence Centres with state-of-the-art equipment such as high-resolution GC, HPLCs, GCMSMS, FTIR, ELISA, HR-MS, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS/MS, ICP-MS, Real-time PCR and NMR systems
  • Fast turn-around time (TAT)
  • Local contact with a Global Network
  • Participation in industry associations and regulatory bodies allowing early advice on potential food scares and legal obligations
  • Expert advice - testing schemes, on-site-check for hygiene and allergens, labelling advice and traceability
  • Results you can rely on
  • International presence­
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