Identifying potential sources of microbial contamination is key in preventing outbreaks of contamination in food processing. We use gene sequencing to identify spoilage organisms.
Our microbial identification services will provide you with an organism name, which can aid you in understanding the next steps you need to take in your plant. This will help you offset economic losses by highly elusive food organisms and help decrease costly incidences of contamination.
Our subtyping analysis for source tracking of pathogenic microbial contamination can be used to help identify problem areas in your plant. Mérieux NutriSciences employs the DiversiLab molecular subtyping system supported by our sister company, bioMérieux. This technology utilizes rep-PCR to generate a DNA fingerprint and provides discrimination at the species and strain level.
Our microbial identification and sub-typing services allow you to:
- Compare strains from different plant locations
- Compare environmental isolates or isolates from ingredients to finished product isolates
- Identify microbial niches