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Egg & Poultry Testing and Analysis

Egg & Poultry testing and Analysis

 

Taking poultry safety and quality measures to new heights is every producer, regulator, and consumer’s hope, and requires the most consistent, efficient, and compliant chemical and microbiological solutions available. We are committed to advancing food safety and quality of the poultry industry today, through lab testing efficiency & regulatory expertise for food manufacturers who care about tomorrow. Explore here some of the industry challenges and solutions for key aspects of poultry processing.

Let’s improve the safety and quality of poultry processing. Together.

Egg production testing

Poultry flock testing

Poultry processing

Poultry nutrition analysis

 
Poultry flock testing  
A critical and dynamic part of poultry flock management is the early detection and control of unwanted microbiological contaminants and residual therapeutic chemicals.

 

 
Poultry processing  
Salmonella
Salmonella contamination is the second leading cause of food-borne illness worldwide with two species, Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium being responsible for almost half of human infections. While infections can come from dairy and meat products, Salmonella risk is particularly high in poultry and eggs, making it an essential testing and regulatory target.
 View all products & technical guidance for Salmonella
Campylobacter
Poultry is a major source of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli infection and can occur through the consumption of undercooked poultry meat or through cross-contamination of other food products in the kitchen.
 View all products & technical guidance for Campylobacter
Listeria
Listeriosis is a serious and increasingly frequent food-borne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes. This hardy and ubiquitous bacterium found in plants, soil, and animal digestive tracts can withstand refrigeration and vacuum sealed packaging making it a growing concern to manufacturers designing food products with longer shelf life
 View all products & technical guidance for Listeria
Shigella
Shigella is a food-borne pathogen genus (Shigella sonnei, Shigella flexneri, Shigella boydii, Shigella dysenteriae) gram-negative, facultative anaerobic Enterobacteriaceae that induces severe inflammatory colitis (Shigellosis) typically as a result of fecal contamination.
 View all products & technical guidance for Shigella
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus aureus is a ubiquitous skin, nose and throat bacteria that becomes a pathogen when food (like cooked chicken) is improperly handled, left at room temperature and the bacteria subsequently produce a toxin causing severe digestive tract distress.
Reference materials and CRMs for microbiology
Vitroids™ and LENTICULE® discs contain viable microorganisms in a certified quantity (ISO 17025), produced under reproducible conditions (ISO Guide 34) with strains obtained from CECT®, NCTC and other collections. The discs consist of bacteria or fungi in a solid water-soluble matrix. Microorganisms in this form are stable for at least one year and are in a viable stage (no lag phase or recovery time).
Heavy metals
Metals like lead, cadmium and mercury are naturally occurring chemical compounds. They might be found in food as residues because of their presence in the environment. Their accumulation in the human body can lead to harmful effects over time.

 

 
Egg production testing  
There is increasing concern over the presence of insecticides (e.g. Fipronil), herbicides (e.g. Glyphosate), pharmaceuticals (e.g. Nitroimidazole) and food borne pathogens like Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in eggs, leading to more stringent regulatory guidance.
FDA suggested biosecurity practices should prevent Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) from coming in contact with resident birds on the farm and frequent facility testing for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) significantly reduces transmission. In the case where production facility machinery or manure pits test positive, then shell eggs are also tested in accordance with FDA guidelines.

 

 
Poultry nutrition analysis  
Chicken health and poultry nutrition can be measured by assays for protein, fatty acid, cholesterol, and micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) composition.
FDA suggested biosecurity practices should prevent Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) from coming in contact with resident birds on the farm and frequent facility testing for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) significantly reduces transmission. In the case where production facility machinery or manure pits test positive, then shell eggs are also tested in accordance with FDA guidelines.

 

Milli-Q® Lab Water Solutions

Laboratory water systems and services for reliable food safety and quality analyses

Water quality is critical for accurate and reliable results in your chemical and microbiological poultry testing. Pure water is an important component of microbiology media preparation, while ultrapure water is recommended for the analysis of veterinary drug residues as well as heavy metal testing.

Our Milli-Q® Lab Water Solutions portfolio offers a broad range of pure and ultrapure water purification systems and services designed for scientists working in food safety and quality laboratories. The new Milli‐Q® IQ 7003/05/10/15 system is a fully integrated water purification solution that reliably delivers high-quality ultrapure and pure water and supports optimal lab efficiency.

  • Convenient access to ultrapure and pure water:
    One system connects to up to 4 POD dispensers, giving rapid access to water throughout the lab
  • Simple and intuitive dispensing:
    Obtain water at the flow rate you need at the touch of a finger; you can even program your desired volume and walk away
  • Effortless maintenance:
    The system notifies you when it requires attention, and onscreen graphic instructions guide you step by step
  • Easy data management and traceability:
    View water quality and system data onscreen, download individual reports, or access a complete history in the system’s memory

Related Resources

 
Regulatory Expertise


We are committed to advancing global poultry safety and quality together with our customers, regulators, and consumers through efficient, convenient, and compliant chemistry and microbiology solutions and regulatory guidance.

EN-ISO-11133 standards & compliance
Regulatory expertise center for ISO
  microbial testing standards HPLC
  Solvents

Salmonella regulatory compliance

Water Quality Testing for
the Food Industry

Regardless of your food manufacturing process, we can help you maintain water quality compliance with our range of instruments, test kits and applications.

Immunological lateral flow tests for
  convenient “pregnancy test” style food
  pathogen detection