Chemiservice microbiological analysis laboratory deals with food safety and hygiene, environmental analysis, allergen and GMO testing
The microbiological analysis and molecular biology laboratory performs analyses on products for human and animal consumption by testing for germs that are indicators of hygiene and safety in accordance with current regulations.
The Chemiservice chemical analysis laboratory performs microbiological and molecular biology analyses on drinking water, bathing water, swimming pool and waste water, all in accordance with the provisions of current regulations.
The Chemiservice microbiological and molecular biology analysis laboratory analyses surfaces and equipment in food making environments to assess their hygiene conditions by counting indicator germs and testing for pathogens.
Thanks to the use of a SAS sampler, the microbiological and molecular biology analyses laboratory performs indoor air analysis in food making and work environments to assess their in order to evaluate their salubrity (total bacterial and enumeration of moulds).
Fish products are analysed by visual examination, as required by EC regulation 2406/96 through the detection of the Anisakis Parasite in fishery products at risk. On fish species with high levels of histidine are also performed the histamine determination examination using the ELISA technique.
The Chemiservice laboratory implements own-check activity plans for companies within the food sector according to the HACCP method, courses for food experts, first and second-party inspections, and technical and legal consultancy.
European Regulations 1829/2003 and 1830/2003 represent the current regulatory reference point for GMOs in Europe. One of the most important sections of the legislation concerns the obligation to label GMOs authorised for placing on the market.
In the case of authorized GMOs there’s no mandatory labelling when the percentage is < 0,9% as opposed to the single food ingredient or a single food component as long as the presence of GMOs is accidental and inevitable (operators must prove to have adopted all the appropriate measures in order to avoid their presence). Unauthorized GMOs are illegal.
The Screening investigation on foodstuffs is conducted via the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique based on the identification of common elements on the genetically modified plants. The tool used is 7500 Fast Real-time PCR System by Applied Biosystem.
Some products or substances used in food production are a cause for allergies or intolerances in consumers and they may represent a health risk.
The monitoring of allergenic substances is done directly on food products, on environmental swabs and on rinse waters from cleaning to search for tracks of allergens on working surfaces and on the utensils of the production companies.
The search for allergens can be direct via the ELISA Test or indirect via PCR Real Time.