The Food and water microbiological testing division includes analytical services to detect and enumerate pathogenic microbes (such as Salmonellae, Listeriae, Legionella) and their toxins. Detection of organisms causing decay (such as yeasts, fungi or molds) and to provide hygiene quality checks (such as Total Bacterial count, Total / Fecal coliforms, Clostridium perfringens, Staphylococcus, Enterobacteriaceae) with the aim of making foods, water and other products such as cosmetics safer for our clients, meeting statutory requirements and safeguarding the consumer brand.
Lonestar analyses the water and food samples per ISO 17025 accredited scope and in compliance to the prevailing local regulations. We undertake sample collections and transport samples under strict food microbiology transport practices adhering to relevant local regulations.
Lonestar now offers food testing in a variety of matrices:
- Raw and cooked Food
- Drinking water
- Animal feed
- Food ingredients/Additives
Quality, Hygiene, Pathogens and Toxins:
Some of the common pathogens like Salmonella spp., toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter spp., enter the food chain through contaminated animal, fruit and vegetable products. Food borne pathogens that reach consumers can cause illness and severe complications resulting in fatality. Contaminated food products that reach the food chain, even if they are discovered in a timely manner, can still impart an irreversible damage to a brand and manufacturer. A very agile and effective food pathogen detection is vital to protect consumer safety, achieve regulatory compliance and minimize risk to your brand.
Our microbiological testing includes detection and identification of a large number of pathogenic micro-organisms (pathogens) such as:
- Total Bacterial Count
- Yeast and Mold
- Total and Fecal coliforms
- Escherichia coli
- E. coli O157/H7
- Listeria Monocytogenes
- Legionella pneumophila
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus
- Clostridium Perfringens
- Bacillus cereus
- Staphylococcus aureus
We aspire to support our client`s efforts and programs by providing safe products to their consumer market.
Please contact LONESTAR today to enquire about our Water and Food pathogen testing services and how we can help you protect your business, customers and consumers and most importantly YOUR BRAND.