Nav labs (Aus) is leading state of the art food microbiological testing laboratory in Victoria based in Laverton North. Our top priorities are to ensure that manufactured food is safe and free from microbiological contamination.
We provide our customers with cost- effective and high quality microbiological testing service with added value. We support our customers by providing them rapid service so that their products can be released in the market in the shortest possible time. We conduct the microbiological testing of food for product safety, plant hygiene, shelf life verification, environmental swabs and food contact surfaces.
The samples for microbiological testing are testing on the same day of receipt. Presumptive test results are communicate to client over phone or email for timely corrective actions. Further confirmed results are sent as certificate of analysis to client by email or post.
The laboratory has management system based on ISO/IEC 17025-testing requirements and testing methods are approved for specific food categories. Our approval scope for microbiological testing is available on NATA’s website.
The food processing industry is increasingly subject to critical examination and observation and therefore listeria testing in order to protect public health and ensure compliance with food safety regulations is a must. Food testing is crucial to the efficient production of high quality products. At Nav Labs, we have been using advanced methods and technology to identify risk factors, improve efficiency, quality and add value to the market. Our test methods are based on Australian Standards or recognized international references. Our aim is to make foods safer and protect the consumer by providing accurate and reliable results.
There are strict regulations for listeria testing especially in packaged ready to eat meat products. Listeria can be present in food processing environment and hiding in hard to find locations. Business must have adequate listeria management plans in place for meat processing to eliminate risk of contamination. All PrimeSafe licenced facilities or any other ready to eat meat manufacturer must have a listeria management program in place and conduct testing as per requirements of this program. Detailed information on listeria management program is also given on PrimeSafe website in a PrimeNote. We have experienced consultant who can help documenting adequate listeria testing plans.
Our microbiological tests include:
- Coagulative positive Staph
- Yeast and Mould
- Standard Plate Count
- Clostridium perfringens
- Lactic acid bacteria
- Bacillus cereus