ELS can help dairy manufacturers manage their food safety risk by providing real-time Polymerase chain reaction (rtPCR) testing for food pathogens for a wide range of matrixes including:
- Raw or processed milk
- Raw or processed meat
- Environmental samples
ELS also offers Clostridia testing for cheese production. Testing can be done on finished product as well as raw or pasteurized milk.
Testing with ELS is:
Timely: The procedure is AOAC certified. Turnaround can be achieved in 24 hours for most samples.
Accurate: Since rtPCR is DNA-based, pathogens can be detected at very low levels, as low as one cell per 25 g. ELS is A2LA ISO 17025:2017 accredited for Listeria spp. and Salmonella testing (Cert. #5536.01). RtPCR testing is available for:
- E. coli 0157:H7
- Listeria spp.
- Listeria monocytogenes
- STEC E. coli, Cronobacter and Enterobacteriaceae (testing available by special arrangement)