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Cleaning Validation

Validate your sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs) and protect consumers from contamination.

Every market enforces its own food safety and sanitation rules, which may vary depending on the product. Food service operators and manufacturers need a well-designed testing program that protects consumers, ensures SSOP efficacy and legislative compliance. Testing needs to be rapid to stop delays that could expose consumers and the brand to unacceptable risk.

Simplifying the compliance process

We offer the full range of food safety and sanitation consultancy and testing solutions to help businesses demonstrate compliance with market regulations and SSOPs. Our experts can advise on which testing requirements and regulations are enforced and, through effective sampling and testing, we can support companies in protecting consumers and their brand reputation.

Highly trained inspectors can take samples (swabs) in any customer-level setting – restaurant, hotel, hospital, manufacturing facility, etc. These are then sent to one of our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories for allergen and traditional and/or rapid microorganism testing.

Early identification of contamination

Indicator species testing provides rapid recognition of possible contamination issues, enabling early instigation of diagnostic work.

Common indicators include:

  • Total aerobic count
  • Yeast and mold
  • Sulfite-reducing Clostridia
  • Fecal coliforms
  • Enterobactericeae
  • Enterococcus spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Escherichia coli

Environmental pathogen monitoring:

  • Salmonella spp.
  • Listeria spp.

Why choose SGS cleaning validation services?

We are recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in the food sector. Wherever you operate in the world, our team supports you with solutions that simplify the testing process and ensure regulatory compliance while preventing contaminated products from reaching consumers and reducing the risk of destroying products on the strength of ‘false positive’ test results.

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