BIO|FOOD|TECH provides accredited food safety microbialogical analysis to support companies' food safety systems, in-plant support and troubleshooting. Nutrition label service is available for both Canadian and United States labels. Lab Services also delivers food safety training workshops.
Integrated analytical services to verify that finished products
meet the standards required by the market place.
Links to Sampling Instructions
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Verification Testing Program of Beef Trimmings for E. coli O157:H7 and other STEC:
Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, is a bacterium that is commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and warm-blooded animals. While most of the strains within the gut are considered as harmless and normal gut microbial population, others are harmful (pathogenic). Pathogenic E. coli are distinguished from other E. coli by their ability to cause serious illness from the production of a specific toxin referred to as "Shiga like toxin" which adhere to and invade host cells. These strains of pathogenic E. coli are therefore referred to as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). <read more>
How BIO|FOOD|TECH’s Microbiology Laboratory’s Processes and Analytical Performance are Measured and Monitored:
BIO|FOOD|TECH’s microbiology laboratory operates under a systematic approach to quality assurance and management to ensure it achieves a high degree of reliability in analytical results. This is composed of measurement activities, such as internal assessments (internal quality control and quality audits), external assessments (proficiency testing, laboratory accreditation, external audits and quality registration/licensing), and client satisfaction feedback. <read more>