Microbiology Testing in Manufacturing
The presence and breeding of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, moulds and other pathogens may negatively affect products and processes in a manufacturing plant. It is challenging to avoid contact with microorganisms even in the most sterile environment. Although not all microorganisms are harmful, there are many that can cause contamination and risk human health.
Some microbes can break down materials and cause irreversible change to products and material, while others can contaminate food. These not only can damage the products but also the overall production environment and infrastructure. The damage can be expensive and may even cause regulatory repercussions.
Microbiology Testing Services
This is why microbiology testing services are crucial in the manufacturing setting of most industries including food, consumer products, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical, wastewater and more. For those with limited resources, there are independent microbiology laboratories that conduct testing and analysis of microbial contamination, quality control, and shelf life.
Among the testing parameters in a microbiology laboratory include aerobic microbial count, yeasts and mould count, bile-tolerant gram-negative bacteria, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, candida albican, faecal coliform, listeria and more. The types of sample include water, wastewater environmental, air, food, supplement, traditional medicine and more.
Periodical microbiology testing in any manufacturing setting can mitigate the negative effect and safeguard the processes, performance and people in a production environment. It can also increase the consumer’s confidence in your products.
You can collaborate with registered microbiology and wastewater testing laboratories and plan strategic monitoring of your manufacturing plant to avoid any contamination and most importantly safeguard the quality and safety of your products.