THE MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORIES

The Food and Pharmaceutical Microbiology Units performs microbiology analysis on products regulated under Part 7 of Public Health Act 851-2012 requiring microbiological quality evaluation.

Microbiological analytical tests performed by the Food Microbiological Unit include;

  • Enumeration of microorganisms  (Aerobic plate count and Total  Plate Count)
  • Enumeration  of coliforms
  • Enumeration of faecal coliform
  • Enumeration and detection of Escherichia coli
  • Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enumeration of  coagulase positive Staphylococcus aureus
  • Enumeration of Yeasts and Moulds
  • Enumeration Clostridium perfringens
  • Detection of Salmonella in food and environmental samples
  • Aerobic plate count @ 220C and 370C
  • Enumeration and detection of Escherichia coli
  • Detection of Clostridium perfringens
  • Detection of Pseudomonas aeroginosa in water samples

The Food and Pharmaceutical Laboratories are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025-2005 standard for testing with certificate number AT 1870 issued by
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board / ANAB of the United States of America, a member of ILAC. 

The scope of accreditation covers seven (7) testing areas which include:

  • Total yeast and mould count in pharmaceutical, herbal and cosmetic products
  • Sterility in applicable pharmaceutical and medical devices products
  • Detection of E.coli in pharmaceutical, herbal and cosmetic products
  • Detection of Salmonella in pharmaceutical, herbal and cosmetic products
  • Detection of Staphylococcus aureus in pharmaceutical, herbal and cosmetic products
  • Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in pharmaceutical, herbal and cosmetic products

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