The Laemmegroup Microbiology Laboratory has the equipment and analytical methods accredited by ACCREDIA to carry out:
- Standard microbiological analysis on food including raw material, intermediate and end products
Laemmegroup Microbiology Laboratory carries out both quantitative analysis (sulphite-reducing anaerobes, presumptive Bacillus cereus, Brochothrix spp., faecal coliforms, total coliforms, thermotolerant coliforms, Clostridium perfrigens, sulphite-reducing clostridia, enterobacteriaceae, beta-glucuronidase-positive Escherichia coli, MPN Escherichia coli, enterococci, lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and moulds, Listeria monocytogenes, MPN Listeria monocytogenes, total aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, aerobic and anaerobic spore-forming micro-organisms, psychotropic microorganisms, pseudomonas spp., coagulase-positive staphylococci) and qualitative analysis (Campylobacter spp., Escherichia coli 0157, Yersinia enterocolitica patogena, Listeria spp and Listeria monocytogenes (ISO, FSIS and AFNOR PCR-based methods), Salmonella spp. (ISO, FSIS and AFNOR PCR-based method) method, Vibrio spp.).
- Standard water analysis
(water destined for human consumption, natural mineral water, spring water, swimming pool water)
The Laemmegroup Microbiology Laboratory carries out analyses to determine the bacterial count at 22°C, 36°C and 37°C, Escherichia coli, enterococci, total coliforms, Clostridium perfringens and spores, sporulated sulphite-reducing anaerobes, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosae. All of the analyses are carried out with standardised methods that comply to regulations in force.
- Microbiological sampling in slaughterhouses
Surface sampling sponges for animal carcasses in accordance with Regulation (EC) 2073/2005 to research aerobic mesophilic micro-organisms, enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella spp.
- Environmental monitoring
Quantitative determination of micro-organisms that indicate contamination and qualitative determination of pathogenic micro-organisms on equipment and surfaces.
- Microbiological analysis of the air
The analysis is carried out through sampling with Surface Air System (SAS) instruments.
- Research of substance inhibitors (Premi test, 5 strains inhibitors method).
- Research and identification of Legionella spp. and Legionella pneumophila on water samples
- Serotyping of salmonella
This analysis enables assessing if a colony previously identified as salmonella spp. belongs to the Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella enteritidis or Salmonella infantis species.
- Challenge test for Listeria monocytogenes
This test enables assessing if a ready-to-eat food constitutes a suitable environment for Listeria monocytogenes growth.
- Shelf-life tests
The Laemmegroup Microbiology Laboratory conducts studies to determine the shelf-life of products, meaning the time by which the product is still acceptable from a food safety standpoint.