Microbiological analysis

Assays and tests
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Safety takes precedence over the commercialisation of food, cosmetics and animal nutrition products.

AINIA Laboratories perform the control of foodborne pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes, E.coli (STEC), Salmonella spp, norovirus  or hepatitis A. Moreover, it analyses emerging pathogens such as Yersinia enterocolitica pathogenic by means of PCR in real time. The laboratories has some quick methods to indicators count such as TEMPO.

In those cases in which little time is available, microorganisms identification is done by Maldi-tof technique which give accurate results in only 5 minutes.

The exhaustive analysis of allergens is key since more cases of allergic or intolerant persons have increasingly been identified. This is the case of gluten, lactose, becta globulin, casein and egg protein.

Challenge test are carried out with the aim of ensuring food safety against a pathogenic microbial contamination or against the detriment caused by spoiling microorganisms. Antimicrobial capacity of different natural preservatives is studied in this way answering to clean label trend.

Our microbiology laboratory has more than 30 assays accredited by ENAC (National Entity of Accreditation and Certification). Consult the scope of accreditation.

Bringing value through…

Microbiological stability

Guarantee the microbiological stability throughout the self life of the product subjecting the product to stress controlled conditions.

Emerging risks

Avoid possible emerging risks with early identifications

Quality and Food Safety Control

Avoid the deficiencies in quality and safety control.

Costs savings

Avoid significant financial losses derived from microbiological deterioration and contamination.

Brand image

Minimize the negative impact on brand image due to health alerts for food intoxications or for the use of badly preserved cosmetics.

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Begoña Ruiz

Expert with more than 10 years of experience in environmental biotechnology anaerobic processes.
Head of Bioassays Laboratory