“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”
Linnaeus provides the full spectrum of diagnostic food testing including maturity of citrus, kiwifruit and avocados as well as identifying food safety requirements like E. coli and salmonella to pesticides and heavy metal contaminants.
Food testing is a process to check that a food product is safe for human consumption and that it does not contain harmful micro-organisms. Linnaeus offers IANZ-accredited bacteria testing for food, including aerobic plate count, E. coli and total coliforms by petrifilm and MPN, faecal coliforms by MPN, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, listeria, yeast and moulds.
Food and water microbiology is performed using culture techniques on a number of different selective media to aid with the enumeration and identification.