Getting your food tested is important! : Find out why
Food borne bacteria can cause all sorts of problems.
“Food poisoning” can foster mild to severe stomach discomfort, major gastrointestinal distress, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration, hospitalization and even death. Salmonella is most widely contracted from the ingestion of contaminated poultry meat but can be found in any raw meat, some dairy products, yeast and even coconuts. E coli can be particularly dangerous by improper personal hygiene. Campylobacter has been identified as the #1 bacterial cause of food borne illness it’s most commonly found in raw poultry, meat, and raw juices.
While the food processing industry tries to identify and remove these toxic pathogens at several stages, they are not always successful.
It’s not just food that can harbour these bacteria but also food handling and preparation areas as well.
Reporting systems of food borne illness is in place both developed and developing countries.
Complying with every increasing demand to stay competitive and adhering to stringent regulatory demands as defined by law, requires both customers and food manufacturers to ensure that the entire food value chain maintains the highest quality standards.
It is therefore advisable to do routine quality control check on raw, semi cooked and processed food. So any contaminants can be identified and corrective action taken.
It is crucial for any food business to test its water on a regular basis.
Water testing helps you identify chemical and microbial contaminants and allows you to choose the right treatment option to bring water within the acceptable range for drinking and other processing use.
Drinking and using poor quality water can cause illness and damage to equipment’s in food processing industry, but this can be prevented with an effective water sampling programme.
Chemical water analysis - Raw water and drinking water analysis indicate the safety of your drinking water supply and other domestic water issues such as hardness and staining. Microbiological water analysis - Bacteria in drinking water indicates contamination of the water supply which can cause illness. In particular, the presence of E.coli is generally the result of pollution by faecal matter and makes the water unsuitable for drinking without treatment.
This suite: • Tests for total coliforms and Escherichia coli (E.coli)
• Helps you comply with conditions of resource consent or food safety requirements
Hygiene Screening for Food Handlers
Comply with the Maldives Ministry of Health regulations for hygiene testing of food handlers.
Identify if any members of your food handling team may be at risk from infecting others in your teams.Food Handlers may be silent "carriers" (those who carry the pathogens in their systems and are able to infect other people, yet they never show any symptoms themselves) and can therefor infect guest or others in the team by transmitting pathogens (disease causing bacteria).
NSURE offers easy and hassle-free testing for salmonella, parasite and other pathogens.
We will offer assistance, advice and support in case any of your team members are positive for pathogens.
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