Despite stringent government regulations for the food and beverage industry, Singapore has been bombarded with numerous food poisoning incidents in recent years.
In 2018 alone, Singapore faced seven cases of mass food poisoning.
Improperly cleaned vomit, faecal bacteria and a cockroach infestation were among the hygiene lapses the authorities have found in their investigations into the recent food poisoning outbreaks caused by food prepared at Mandarin Orchard Singapore hotel, FoodTalks Caterer and Manufacturer, Spize River Valley and Tung Lok Millennium.
In the span of less than three weeks, Singapore has been hit with a spate of mass food poisonings, affecting hundreds.
While there have been fewer mass food poisoning incidents in 2019, numerous cases have been reported, including ones that happened at pre-school centres. In August and September, almost 40 persons fell ill during separate food poisoning incidents involving two local caterers.
With so many food presentation guidelines and food testing innovations available, these incidents could have been avoided if only necessary precautions have been taken.
Microbiological tests for food and beverages
Have you tested your food samples?
Our microbiology laboratory is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment and clean rooms, and operated by Ph.D. and M.Sc. microbiologists with many years of professional industry experience.
We provide microbial detection, identification and enumeration services for the food, beverage, animal feed, pharmaceutical and other industries worldwide and not just in Singapore. We use validated commercial kits and reagent, and adopt the SOPs of international organization such as AOAC, US FDA, ISO to assure you of high quality microbiological testing services.
Our available laboratory tests for food and beverages include:
- Aerobic Plate Count
- Rapid Aerobic Plate Count
- Coliform Bacteria Count
- Rapid Coliform Bacteria Count
- coli Count and Coliform Count
- Enterobacteriaceae Count
- Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
- Staphylococcus Count
- Salmonella Identification
- Rapid Yeast and Mold Count
- Yeast and Mold Count
- Environmental Listeria Count
- Total Bacillus Count
Our mission is to help our clients obtain accurate, fast, and reliable analytical data, and provide solutions to ensure the quality and safety of your food.
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