The Australian fresh produce industry is world renowned for producing high quality fruit and vegetables, grown and manufactured in accordance with strict food safety standards.
Mérieux NutriSciences ensures the safety and quality of produce to consumers by providing analytical and consulting services to the fruit and vegetable sector.
Our services that are commonly used by this industry include but are not limited to:
Laboratory Testing Services
- Pesticide residue and heavy metal testing
- Coliforms and E.Coli testing
- Salmonella, Listeria and Staphylococcus testing
- Aflatoxin testing
- Environmental swab testing
- Vitamin and Minerals testing
Auditing and Label Compliance Services
- Freshcare Standards Certification
- On-pack claims verification (ie, 'High in dietary fibre', 'Source of Vitamin C' etc), Country of Origin and other Food Standards Code requirements for pre-packaged produce items
- Blockchain traceability
- Whole Genome Sequencing
Food contaminants and residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs in the food supply represent a growing health concern for consumers around the world. Mérieux NutriSciences provides analytical testing services to ensure the quality of your products against a full spectrum of food contaminants.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Many countries around the world have enacted laws to restrict the levels of GMOs in food products. These commonly include soybean and maize.
With virus testing, it must be considered that there are no safe limits: a few viral particles may be sufficient to cause human outbreaks.
The risk of contamination associated with the presence of viruses in foods represents an emerging problem for the food industry. Mérieux NutriSciences helps you prevent such outbreaks with laboratory analyses for the detection of Norovirus G1/G2 and Hepatitis A viruses in food.
It is critical for manufacturers to conduct thorough scientific studies to ensure the safety of food products and processes. Our validation studies help minimize the risks of contaminants by demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of your processes.
Environmental monitoring programs typically include surface, aerial and water testing. Testing methods can either be qualitative or quantitative.