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Food Pathogen Testing

Safeguard your products and protect consumers with state-of-the-art food pathogen testing.

Salmonella, Listeria, pathogenic E. coli, Campylobacter and Cronobacter are among the most common foodborne pathogens. These microorganisms pose a significant threat to public health and can contaminate various foods, including:

  • Salmonella – poultry, eggs and other raw or undercooked animal products
  • Listeria monocytogenes – deli meats, soft cheeses and prepackaged salads
  • Pathogenic E. coli strains (particularly E. coli O157:H7) – ground beef, fresh produce and unpasteurized dairy products
  • Campylobacter – raw poultry, unpasteurized milk and contaminated water
  • Cronobacter (previously, Enterobacter sakazakii) – powdered infant formula

Ensuring products are free from these harmful pathogens is vital for protecting consumers and your company’s reputation.

Advanced testing solutions

We offer a comprehensive range of testing solutions for all pathogens and food types. Our laboratories employ the latest molecular techniques to accurately detect the presence of pathogens, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), enzyme-linked fluorescent assay (ELFA) and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). These detect the  presence of specific proteins or DNA sequences unique to each pathogen.

We also provide culture-based methodologies to isolate and identify microorganisms and advanced technologies, such as multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) and whole genome sequencing (WGS), to characterize microorganisms.

Why choose SGS food pathogen testing solutions?

We are recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in food testing. Wherever you operate in the world, our network of state-of-the-art testing facilities is ready to support your business with accurate, efficient and timely testing services that empower informed decisions regarding food safety protocols. Partner with us to protect the well-being of consumers and safeguard your reputation in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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