Food Microbiological Testing

Food safety and the prevention of microbiological contamination is a priority and a legislative requirement at all stages of food manufacturing and supply chain.

Through our group of accredited laboratories, highly experienced staff and extensive range of microbiological tests, One Scientific provides our customers with the most cost-effective quality assurance from the food manufacturer to the consumer.

One Scientific offer a wide range of microbiological testing of all food types including food, drink and dairy from our UKAS accredited (accreditation no. 2048), M&S and Tesco approved, laboratory.

We are able to offer a bespoke service to suit our clients, provide expert consultancy and advise on safety, quality & legislative aspects of food manufacturing.

In addition to routine microbiological testing we can offer the following:

Challenge testing – to simulate what could happen to a product following inoculation with relevant micro-organism(s) and storage under the representative conditions.

Real time and accelerated shelf life evaluations – shelf life determination is essential when developing new food products. When time constraints are limited some form of shelf-life prediction is useful. One Scientific performs ‘real time’ and ‘accelerated’ shelf life testing; the latter is a useful predictive tool for both NPD and troubleshooting.

Alleged food poisoning – when a consumer claims an alleged illness after consuming food it is important to everyone involved to find out whether their complaint is justified. One Scientific can offer specialist advice and testing should this situation occur.

On-site troubleshooting and consultancy – our specialist team of scientific specialists and consultants are able to help with queries over the phone and onsite.

In-laboratory basic microbiological training – training for food QA staff in the principles of microbiology, testing of their products, time frames and interpretation of their results.

Tailored research – we can offer a bespoke service tailored to suit your food business requirements.

Our team of scientific experts can provide guidance on environmental testing. Please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Pathogen Testing

  • Salmonella spp
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Listeria spp
  • E.coli 0157
  • Campylobacter spp
  • Vibrio spp

Enumeration Testing

  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms
  • Escherichia coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas spp
  • Enterococci
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Bacillus spp
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Aerobic plate count
  • Acetobacter
  • Lactic acid bacteria
  • Yeast and Moulds