Food Science and Technology DivisionISO/IEC 17025 Accredited
Steps in Food Microbiology
1. Sample reception
sample reception desk, after fees payment and registration, samples are handed over to the laboratory analyst and kept under suitable conditions until testing
2. Media Preparation
In the media preparation room, depending on the microorganisms to be identified, appropriate media is prepared. Media are sterilised in an autoclave and poured in petri dishes.
3. Sample Preparation
Samples are homogenised under sterile conditions and diluted.
A suitable amount is plated on suitable media in a biological safety cabinet.
Following appropriate ISO methods and Standard Operating procedures, the inoculated plates are incubated under suitable conditions for specified duration.
Microbiological colonies are identified and counted. Confirmatory tests are performed when required
7. Test report
After appropriate calculations and assuring quality of test results, a test report is issued to the customer
Quality Assurance in Food Microbiology Laboratory