Company name: PPDS
Industry: Pet Food Manufacturer
Service used: Routine testing & Research Project services.



PPDS manufacture a range of treats for dogs and cats that are designed to occupy, reward or have a functional aspect. All treats are manufactured and dried to the customer’s specifications.

This interview was realised with Brendan McKean, QA Manager at PPDS.

The Problem

PPDS needed an expert to test for their bug of choice, salmonella and needed in particular VIDAS test for salmonella, which is very specific. They needed a lab services provider that they could rely upon that would tell PPDS and their client base whether salmonella was present in a sample or not. 


The Solution

One of Mérieux NutriSciences’ experts is one of Australia’s leading experts in Salmonella. Together, the team at MXNS were able to provide PPDS with fast TAT test for salmonella using VIDAS method. MXNS also supported PPDS with investigative work to identify where Salmonella were from. “We used them as a laboratory to doctor up samples to find out where Salmonella could come from. And again they have been very good at that.”

The Results

PPDS has trusted Mérieux NutriSciences for more than 10 years to ensure the safety of their products. “I’ve got confidence and my customers have also got confidence in MXNS’ test results. That’s obviously really important to me.”


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