Microbial Pathogen Screening
What is pathogenic bacteria?
Pathogenic bacteria are unicellular microorganisms that cause disease. While most bacteria are harmless and often work in symbiosis with the human body, there are several species that cause great harm. That is why testing for the presence of these dangerous organisms is required.
Pathogenic bacteria can pose serious health risks to humans, especially for those with compromised immune systems. Respiratory problems, gastroenteritis, and diarrhea are just some of the side effects of inhaling or consuming microorganisms. It’s imperative to test the final product to ensure it is free from any microorganisms that may have been introduced during cultivation, transportation, manufacturing, or storage.
For inhalable products, we test for salmonella species, shiga toxin-producing e. coli (STEC), and aspergillus (flavus, fumigatus, niger, and terreus) pathogens. For non-inhalable products, we test for salmonella and shiga toxin-producing e. coli (STEC).
PATHOGENS WE TEST FOR INCLUDE:
- Aspergillus (flavus, fumigatus, niger, and terreus)
- Salmonella species
- Shiga toxin-producing e. coli (STEC)