Trust our hygiene inspectors with your safety

Microchem Lab Services can assist you with your Food Factory Environmental Hygiene Inspections. Your production facility and final products can be assessed according to your required frequency to ensure that your manufactured products meet acceptable safety requirements.
Environmental Hygiene is an essential part of food production; and it forms part of HACCP and due diligence.

On-Site Microbiological Hygiene Training

Microchem can provide hands-on training for production staff and supervisors directly involved in the management of hygiene in the food industry. We can provide you with a comprehensive understanding of food microbiology in the food production environment, current information on both established and emerging food pathogens, and advice on spoilage microorganisms.  We offer practical demonstrations of swabbing and water procedures and can assist with training and interpretation requirements.

Our experienced hygiene inspectors can carry out on-site swabbing and provide you with valuable reports and assistance with interpretation of test results to manage quality at your factory.

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Swabbing - Surface Hygiene
  • We can support your food factory hygiene requirements by testing swabs used to monitor the effectiveness of the food factory cleaning program Environmental hygiene results are often used to verify critical control points highlighted through HACCP. Recommended testing includes Total Plate Count as the standard, but other organisms, e.g. Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus can be included according to your industry requirements.
Swabbing - Hand Hygiene
  • Swabs to monitor hand hygiene, together with hand washing awareness programmes, form an important part of food factory hygiene. Recommended testing includes Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
Swabbing - Listeria Monitoring Programme
  • Monitoring and management of Listeria species and L. monocytogenes forms part of quality assurance throughout food manufacture. Microchem can assist with the Listeria swabbing requirements as part of the factory Quality Control Programme. A robust Listeria Environmental Swabbing regime plays an important role in contamination control in your food manufacturing environment as Listeria is often a post-process contaminant.
Environmental Monitoring - Air Plates
  • We perform air settle plate testing to reveal trends and risk of airborne contamination within your production facility.
Environmental Monitoring - Water
  • Microchem can assess your water according to the annual requirement for SANS 241.

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