For over 28 years CARO Analytical Services has been helping our public and private clients achieve complete peace of mind for their lab testing needs. In order to further support a growing public demand and CARO Food Testing Parameters, we are pleased to announce that we have expanded our testing to include Food Microbiology!
Health Authorities have developed some basic food safety guidelines that classify health risks associated with certain types of food products. Initial screening would determine the risk category (High or Low) your food product falls into based on the results of the following tests:
Lower Risk Food – food in a form or state that is not capable of supporting the growth of disease causing microorganisms or the production of toxins. Lower risk foods typically will have one or both of the following
Higher Risk Food – food in a form or state which is capable of supporting growth of disease causing microorganisms or the production of toxins. Generally this includes food products that have both > (greater than) 0.85 Aw for water activity moisture content and > (greater than) 4.6 pH.
Based on the initial screening, there are a number of biological indicators that CARO can test for associated with high risk food products as well as inadequate processing, contamination, poor sanitation, and poor food handling processes that may result in preventable food poisoning incidents.
In addition to food product testing, ensure proper sanitation of production areas through microbiological environmental surface testing as part of your routine cleaning and safety checks.
Please feel free to contact us here to obtain further information, request supplies, or to speak to a customer service representative about your specific testing needs.