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Foods and Surfaces sector

The FOODS and SURFACES sector develops HACCP self-monitoring plans and performs microbiological tests on the following MATRICES:

HACCP e MATRICES

  • foods
  • surfaces
  • water
  • air
  • paper
  • soil improvers/compost
  • waste
  • marine sediments

OTHER ANALYSIS AND CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Development of HACCP self-monitoring plans
  • Skin corrosivity and irritability in vitro tests
  • Acute ecotoxicity tests
  • Gluten tests
  • EBI (Extended Biotic Index) testing
  • Microfauna microscopic analysis of sewage sludge
  • Legionellosis risk assessment
  • RABC self-monitoring analysis for laundries

REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

Italian Leg. Decree no. 81 of 9 April 2008. Consolidated Law on Occupational Health and Safety.

For FOODS:

  1. Regulation (EC) no. 178/2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law.
  2. Regulation (EC) no. 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs.
  3. Regulation (EC) no. 853/2004 on the hygiene of food of animal origin.
  4. Regulation (EC) no. 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs.
  5. Regulation (EC) no. 152/2009 laying down the methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of feed.

For WATER:

  1. Italian Leg. Decree no. 31 of 2 February 2001. Implementation of Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.
  2. Italian Leg. Decree 152/2006. Environmental rules.
  3. Italian Ministerial Decree of 10 February 2015. Criteria for assessing natural mineral water characteristics.
  4. Italian Leg. Decree no. 176 of 8 October 2011. Implementation of Directive 2009/54/EC, on the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters.
  5. Decree of the Regional Government 828/2017. Regional guidelines for Legionella monitoring and control.

For SOIL IMPROVERS/COMPOST:

  1. Italian Leg. Decree 152/2006. Environmental rules.
  2. Italian Leg. Decree no. 75 of 29 April 2010. Reorganisation and revision of legislation on fertilisers, in compliance with article 13 of Italian Law no. 88 of 7 July 2009.

For MARINE SEDIMENTS:

  1. Italian Ministerial Decree no. 173 of 15 July 2016. Regulation laying down technical methods and criteria for authorising submersion of seabed excavation materials in the sea.

For WASTE:

  1. Italian Leg. Decree 152/2006. Environmental rules.
  2. Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997 of 8 June 2017 as regards the hazardous properties of HP 14 «Ecotoxic».

For RABC LAUNDRIES:

  1. UNI EN 14065:2004 standard provides a Risk Analysis Biocontamination Control System (RABC) for textile laundry processes for critical uses in terms of microbiological quality.

EQUIPMENT:

  • mini VIDAS®
  • TEMPO®
  • Surface Air System (SAS)
  • Traditional microbiology

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Purchase of increasingly sophisticated equipment and ongoing staff training in order to set up analytical methods that meet our clients’ needs and the regulatory and scientific developments in the sector.

SOME OF OUR SPECIFIC SERVICES

Legionella: what is it and how do you prevent it

Preventive control and maintenance are essential to fight the Legionella bacteria.

The outbreaks of Legionella infections in recent years have raised much awareness towards this pathology that in most serious cases has caused the death of the infected persons.

Prevention is for now the best way to fight the Legionella bacteria. Proper maintenance of water and sanitation systems as well as periodical tests on water taken from critical points makes it possible to keep the development of the microorganism under control.

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