Listeria monocytogenes Testing

December 7, 2023

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium responsible for listeriosis, a serious foodborne illness. It can contaminate various foods, including raw and processed meats, dairy products, and vegetables. Listeriosis poses a significant threat to public health, particularly for pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Symptoms range from fever and muscle aches to severe complications like meningitis. Stringent food safety measures, such as proper hygiene, sanitation, and temperature control, are essential to prevent Listeria contamination and ensure food safety.

The FDA has established regulatory rules to control and prevent Listeria monocytogenes contamination in food products. These rules include Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs for food processors. Regular inspections and testing on processing equipment can ensure compliance and consumer safety.


Qualitative Detect / Non-Detect via qPCR


ISO 17025 accredited to test on Surfaces (Via Swabs), Food, and Dietary Supplements

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