Biocote launches pathogen testing service

By Rod Addy contact

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Related tags: Bacteria, Pathogen

Biocote's testing service would result in a detailed report, highlighting any problems, it said
Biocote's testing service would result in a detailed report, highlighting any problems, it said
BioCote has launched a bacteria testing service to help organisations check and monitor levels of microbial contamination in environments where hygiene is important.

Failures in hygiene could lead to outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria such as MRSA, E. coli 0157 and Salmonella, which could damage a firm’s reputation and incur costs, according to the global antimicrobial solutions expert.

Its bacterial testing and analysis service aimed to help organisations minimise this risk, it claimed. Not only could it give a good indication of general hygiene levels but could also help identify any possible unknown risks.

Advanced microbiological techniques

The service is confidential and involves BioCote visiting the organisation’s premises to take samples, which are analysed in the laboratory and translated into a detailed report, highlighting any problems. The service can be tailored to meet an organisation’s requirements and may include advanced microbiological techniques where required.

“Our bacteria testing service ensures that organisations running factories, fast food outlets, hospitals or other hygienic facilities know about any possible bacterial contamination on their premises,"​ said Biocote technical director Richard Hastings.

"We have been doing lab work like this for our existing customers for almost 15 years so it makes sense to make it available to the wider market. Of course every company faces different challenges, and we have already encountered lots of different reasons for using the service including hygiene checks for franchisees, to assess existing cleaning processes or even to track down the source of known contamination.”

Founded in 1994 in the UK, BioCote now supplies clients in 25 countries around the world.

Related topics: Food Safety & Quality

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