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Food Microbiology Laboratory

Food serves not only as sources of nutrition for humans and other animals but also substrates for growth of microorganisms. Food spoilage by the microorganisms is by far the most serious consideration of food processing industry. Therefore utmost must be given for the testing and Quality Assurance of food. Microbiological testing now-a-days is emerging as a tool for evaluation of the safety of food products.

The Food Microbiology Laboratory of SBS offers testing facilities which are vital to the producers and manufacturers of food and agricultural products. Competent Analysts in the field of Microbiology manage the Microbiology laboratory of SBS. Proper diligence is practiced to obtain reliable and confident test results by the application of various Quality control measures. We also offer a wide range of conformity assessment services for food manufacturing and processing industries.

The various matrices with which we work are:

  • Water /Fruit juices / Soft Drinks
  • Food and Animal Feed
  • Milk and Milk Products
  • Air and surface monitoring for Food and Biomedical manufacturers

Lab’s experienced staff conduct on site consultancies and evaluation of the various food manufacturing premises.

The lab is well fitted with specialized equipment like Laminar Flow hood, Incubators, Autoclaves, Temperatures controlled water bath, Binocular microscope and pH meters apart from routine equipment. The laboratory also specializes in the computerized identification system of a wide range of bacteria.

The laboratory is specialized in the following tests:

Water, Food and Animal Food

  • Intestinal Enterococci
  • E Coli
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Spores of anaerobes, Clostridia
  • Thermotolerant coliform
  • Total Coliform
  • Total aerobic plate count
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella
  • Yeast and Mould
  • Clostridium perfringens

Milk and Milk products

  • Total Coliform

Air and Surface contamination

  • Evaluation of air microflora
  • Evaluation of surface microflora
  • Testing of Biomedical items

For more information download the Food Microbiology Laboratory brochure