Tamilnadu Test House is the food industry’s leading microbiology testing partner. Our experts conduct food microbiology testing to help you comply with regulatory standards of national agencies and institutions such as FSSAI, FDA, AGMARK and international bodies such as AOAC, USFDA and ISO. We can also perform food microbiology tests and research according to client standards if required.
Our food microbiology laboratory is fully equipped to handle testing needs of all fundamental food microbiology needs. We can isolate orand identify indicator organisms, food borne pathogens, check food irradiation using gold-standard food microbiology testing methods. We can analyse the raw ingredients and the finished products which provides assurance to the manufacturer about the quality & safety of food their food products.
Animal species testing, bacterial identification and food borne illness investigations are the other services we offer. Microbiological testing in food safety management is very essential and contact us to schedule a time to begin the microbiological examination of food products.
Indicator and Pathogen Testing
Food microbiology research is done to test for indicator organisms in addition to pathogens and their toxins. Indicator organisms are specific organisms that can alert the possible presence of pathogens. Let s say, if our food microbiology laboratory detects the presence of Ccoliforms such as E. Coli, there is a possibility of fecal contamination and also the presence of pathogens such as the well-known Shiga toxin-producing strain.
Our microbiological analysis of food products & contact surfaces can test for common concerns as listed below as:
- Acid-resistant microorganisms
- Fecal contamination indicators
- Heat-resistant microorganisms
- Psychotropic microorganisms
- Spore-forming microorganisms
Pathogens and Toxins
- Genus Listeria – Listeria monocytogenes
- Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) including O157
- Vibrio spp.
- Clostridium perfringens
- Bacillus cereus
- Cronobacter spp (Enterobacter sakazakii)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Shigella spp.
- Staphylococcus aureus
We use testing methods which you can rely upon for detecting and identifying organisms that lead to health risks, food spoilage or other quality issues. To identify indicator organisms and pathogenic strains, we use such techniques which are widely used in the industry such as polymerase chain-reaction (PCR), pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), chromatography and enzyme-linked fluorescent assay (ELFA).