MICROBIOLOGY & SANITATION

 

Microbiological testing of microorganisms that are found in food products can assist manufacturers in ensuring that raw materials, components, ingredients and final products are safe for the public to consume.At STC, our microbiologists carefully examine food products according to relevant standards to help prevent potential food poisoning outbreaks and identify possible contamination, spoilage organisms, pathogens and biotoxins.

Other than food products, consumer goods such as cosmetics, one-off feminine products, chopsticks, toilet paper, etc. need to comply with different requirements when placed on international markets. STC is capable of performing antimicrobial effectiveness testing on various surfaces, such as textiles, fabrics, plastics, metals and ceramics consumer products to ensure that everyday products and necessities are safe to use in every aspect.

The hygiene and sanitation of production supply chains are also critical as any sort of contamination along the line can affect the final quality and safety of the end product. To assist manufactures in ensuring that their final products meet quality expectations and safety requirements, STC also provides on-site swab sampling, testing and hygiene audit services at every stop of the way.  

 

Our Microbiological Food Testing & Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing services include:

 

General Foodstuffs Testing

  • Aerobic colony count / Anaerobic plate count
  • Coliform / Fecal Coliform
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Molds & Yeasts Count
  • Mesophilic / Thermophilic Spore Count

Mooncake, Pastry & Bread Testing (GB 19855, GB 7099)

  • Aerobic Plate Count (GB 4789.2)
  • Coliforms (GB 4789.3)
  • Molds Count (GB 4789.15)
  • Salmonella (GB 4789.4)
  • Shigella (GB 4789.5)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (GB 4789.10)

Biotoxins - Seafood & Shellfish Testing

  • Amnesic shellfish poison (ASP)
  • Diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP)
  • Neurotoxic shellfish poison (NSP)
  • Paralytic shellfish poison (PSP)

Antibacterial Assessment

  • Textile Materials (AATCC 100, AATCC 147, JIS L 1902)
  • Plastic (JIS Z 2801, ISO 22196)
  • Metal & Ceramic Products (JIS Z 2801)
  • Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity (ASTM E2315)

Antifungal Assessment

  • Textile materials and Fabrics (AATCC 30, ASTM D4576)
  • Plastic (ASTM G21)
  • Antimicrobial Effectiveness testing for Disinfectant or Sterilization Product

Cosmetics Testing

  • Standard Plate Count, Fecal coliforms, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus (GB 7916)
  • Aerobic Bacterial Count, Thermotolerant coliform bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus (Molds & Yeast Count Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015)

Disposable Products Testing 

  • Sanitary Products (GB 15979)
  • Wooden Chopsticks (GB 19790.1)

Toiletry Testing 

  • Bathroom Tissue (Including base paper) (GB 20810)
  • Toilet Paper (QB 2500)

Antibiotics-Resistant Bacteria

  • Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacteria (ESBL)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Antibiotics-Sensitivity Testing (AST)

  • Aminoglycosides
  • Carbapenems
  • Cephalosporins
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Glycopeptides
  • Lincosamides
  • Macrolides
  • Penicillins
  • Sulfonamides
  • Tetracyclines

Hygiene & Sanitation

  • Swab Sampling & Testing
  • Hygiene Audit
  • On-site Basic Food Hygiene Training

 

For more information about our Microbiological Food Testing, Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing, Hygiene & Sanitation services, or other services, please feel free to contact us.