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Concept Life Sciences’ food microbiology team has extensive laboratory and industry knowledge, enabling us to be thoroughly familiar with industry demands for food testing hygiene and food safety.

Microbiology

Concept Life Sciences accredited and established food microbiology laboratory has been designed to accommodate sample throughput with attention to detail, efficiency and safety.  

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation

We work in ‘real time’ with the food industry, operating 7 days a week and offering a sample collection service and we have extensive storage capacity at both ambient and chilled conditions to store samples for shelf life work.

Our laboratory has ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation in addition to being a RSA approved microbiology service provider.

The laboratory operates a one-way sample flow which ensures elimination of the potential for cross contamination during sample processing

We offer a wide range of microbiological analysis from enumeration of indicator organisms to detection and identification of foodborne pathogens:

  • Lactic acid bacteria
  • Pseudomonas
  • Listeria species including Listeria monocytogenes
  • E. coli
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Enterococci
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Salmonella
  • E.coli O157

In addition to regular testing and environmental monitoring, Concept offers:

  • Microbiological shelf life determination on a wide range of food stuffs
  • Specific accreditation to test the whole range of microbiology parameters on food supplement testing including blends and extracts