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Food Pathogen Testing

Food borne pathogen detection and testing from SGS – reduce risk, protect your products and brand, and help assure legal compliance.

Common pathogens like Salmonella spp., toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter spp., enter the food chain through contaminated animal, fruit and vegetable products. Fast and effective food pathogen detection is vital to protect consumer safety, achieve regulatory compliance and minimize risk to your brand.

Why choose pathogen testing from SGS?

Our experts at our state-of-the-art facilities, located worldwide, provide pathogen detection based on local legal requirements, global programs or specific client needs and offer both classical reference methods and equivalent rapid methods, for the widest range of pathogens.

These include:

  • Bacillus cereus group
  • BC toxins
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) such as:
    • E.coli O157/H7
    • E.coli O104/H4

      and also those required for testing by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA FSIS):
    • E.coli  O26
    • E.coli  O45
    • E.coli  O103
    • E.coli  O111
    • E.coli  O121
    • E.coli  O145
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Listeria spp.
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella spp., and serotyping of Salmonella (S. typhimurium and S. entiritidis)
  • Shigella spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus aureus toxin
  • Vibrio spp.
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Norovirus and HAV

We can support your efforts and programs to provide safe products to consumers.

Contact SGS today to find out how our food pathogen testing services can protect your brand, business, customers and consumers.

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    Fairfield, New Jersey, 07004
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