Assuring Safety and Quality
The ever-increasing worldwide demand for high quality food products, emphasizes the importance of proper microbiological monitoring. Our vision is to assure the availability of biologically safe food by implementing fast microbiological monitoring on or close to the production floor, where the decisions are made.
The modern food industry goes far beyond the small scale production of the past, and now thousands of consumers get their products from the same lines. For that reason safety is paramount. With more than 420.000 deaths worldwide every year, and 1 in 10 people falling ill from foodborne illnesses, this problem is certainly not a thing of the past.
A major contributor to this death toll is the diarrhoeal diseases caused by bacteria (such as Campylobacter, non-typhoidal Salmonella and pathogenic E. coli.), while others cause illnesses with severe impact on the health, such as Listeria monocytogenes.
In the 1950s the American space program establish a food safety monitoring program known as HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). This approach was eventually adapted by most food producers worldwide, to ensure safe products and full control of the whole food chain.
The flexibility of our solutions helps to increase sampling frequencies with significantly reduced time-to-result to improve product quality, consumer safety and process flow in the food industry. With IntuGrow it is possible to determine TVC and test the common pathogens in one analysis with results in few hours. This enables a thorough overview of the state of the process line with full transparency of the microbial load at multiple CCPs.