Microbiological Testing Laboratory is Your Assurance of Quality and Safety
Microbiological Contaminations in food items cause severe health issues. Microbiological Testing is crucial and key component for the quality and safety evaluation of the products whereas, reliable data of products quality and contamination drives the decision makers to control decisions for manufacturing and delivery operations.
Microbiological food testing to detect food borne pathogens and spoilage organisms can ensure the continued safety of your food products along the supply chain. Functional microbes must also be monitored in the final products for food quality and safety. Food products provide all of the necessary ingredients for the growth of microorganisms. This microbial growth is catalyzed by certain factors inside the food like nutrients, pH, moisture content, physical structure of the food and/or by factors outside like temperature, relative humidity, and gases (CO2, O2). Microorganisms grow very rapidly under optimum internal and external conditions, which results in the spoilage and degradation of foods leading to a sour, foul-smelling or fungus-covered food product. Keeping the food that people eat safe for consumption is necessary for a safe, healthy and trusting population. Producers and consumers want to trust the products are safe of good quality. This is why microbiological testing in food safety management through thorough and regular lab testing is standardized and regulated on state and federal levels. Keeping people safe and keeping our food industries flourishing and growing is fundamental to the work of food microbiology testing. Frequent and careful testing of food products keeps us all safer.
PSQCA has the necessary testing equipment and technical expertise to counter for all our current and future requirements. QCC is providing the testing facilities to the local industries and also to the importers and exporters for the quality assurance of their products. QCC have plans to achieve testing excellence through Accreditation of key parameters from this section in near future.
QCC Laboratory provides microbiology testing and total analysis of a full spectrum of microscopic culprits including fungi, mold and bacteria. Our testing capabilities all use AOAC, FDA, EPA and USDA-approved methods. We bring our years of experience in microbiology to offer a host of robust services and capabilities.
MAJOR MICROBES TESTED IN FOOD AND NON- FOOD ARTICLES
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Total Bacterial Count
- Fecal Coliform/ Escherichia coli
- Salmonella spp.
- Staphylococcus aureus
MANDATORY ARTICLES AS PER PSQCA SCOPE
- Bottled Drinking Water, Natural Mineral Water
- Beverages, Concentrates & Fruit Juices, Nectars
- Jams, Jellies, Squashes, Marmalades, Mayonnaise,
- Confectioneries (Biscuits, Cakes & Wafers)
- Milk and Milk Products (Packed Liquid and Skimmed/full cream milk, condensed milk, Butter, Desi Ghee, infant milk etc.)
- Chili Powder, Turmeric, Curry Powder, Pickles
- Shampoo & Tooth Pastes
- Skin Creams