Food poisoning is a serious health problem. It can cause severe illness and even death. Food poisoning can seriously damage the reputation of a business, damage the reputation of the food industry, and damage the jobs of many workers.
How to avoid food poisoning before it reaches your customer<br />Food poisoning is a serious health problem. It can cause severe illness and even death. Food poisoning can seriously damage the reputation of a business, damage the reputation of the food industry, and risk the jobs of many workers.<br />As a person who handles food – whether you are a kitchen hand, a food process worker, a shop assistant or a waiter – you have an important responsibility to handle food safely. So:<br />• protect other people from getting sick<br />• protect your reputation in the food industry<br />• protect your business, and<br />• protect your job.<br />The Challenge<br />From the farm to the fork, the entire food industry itself has evolved into a diverse network of multiple channels. More often we find the core operational structure, as well as various business processes involved in food production and distribution, fail to communicate and align with one another.<br />If preventative and safety control actions such as food testing are not understood, implemented, and embraced by all parties involved, not only is the quality of the food produced at risk, but also the reputation and brand value of the company behind it.<br />The Solution<br />At Intertek, it is our sole mission to provide not only the one-stop-shop you seek for all food services, but also establish a trusted partnership with your business – consistently adding value and increasing your competitive advantage in the industry with every step we take together.<br />Food and hygienic testing enhances your food safety management system and your product’s quality. It instantly demonstrates your commitment to producing or trading in safe food, which can be particularly beneficial when you are subject to inspection by regulatory authorities and protect your company from being embroiled in costly and image damaging product recalls.<br />Our Food and Hygienic Testing Includes pre-requisites for HACCP such as;<br />Analysis of biological, chemical or physical food hazards; <br />Identification of critical control points at the raw materials, storage, processing, and consumption stages;<br />Monitoring of these critical control points and check to which extend the corrective actions has been affected to the system.<br />Systematic and regular monitoring of the system. <br />Our testing includes;<br />Microbiological: to detect pathogens. <br />46577251714503114675171450130492595250095250<br /> <br /> <br />Physico-chemical: to determine nutritional value, pesticides, contaminants, etc.<br /> <br />13620751905-476251905<br />Swabs collection will be done in both food serving area and food preparation area. Swab collection in a practical situation is depicted below for clarity<br />308610089535062230<br />Hand swab collection Cutting board Swab collection<br />Food Testing in Food Preparations Area Test item / Sample: Raw Food / Frozen Food / Cooked items / non cooked items / Desserts / Swab Samples.Ex: Vegetable raw, Salad Leafs, Meat, fish, beef, Fish curry, Chicken curry, Fruit Salads, Yoghurt, Ice Cream. Hands / Spoons / Cutting Board / Plates.Microbiological Parameters: Aerobic Plate Count, Total Coli form & e-Coli, Salmonella, <br />Food Testing in Food Preparations AreaTest item / Sample: Rice / Curries / Salads / Desserts Swab Samples. Microbiological Parameters: Aerobic Plate Count, Total Coli form & e-Coli, Salmonella, <br />Water Testing:<br />Appearance / Odor / pH Value / Electrical Conductivity / Chlorides as (CI-) / Total Solids / Total Alkalinity (as Ca2+) / Nitrates (as No3-) / Total Coli Forms / E. Coli / Salmonella <br />Food Safety Services Intertek Food Safety Services and Expertise <br />Intertek offers a world of food safety services to the global food industry. Intertek helps food safety clients ensure that food safety procedures are followed, food safety risks are reduced and that food safety quality control is maintained throughout the world. Ensuring adequate food safety protection to the world’s population is a huge task that requires professional oversight, monitoring and quality control of the entire food production and distribution chain. Intertek plays an important role in this process. <br />Intertek food safety services include quality assurance and risk mitigation in key areas: <br />Food Safety Hazards <br />GMP and HACCP Auditing and Training <br />Food Safety Certification and Inspection <br />Food Testing and Research <br />Food Packaging Testing <br />Hazardous Risk Assessments <br /> <br />Intertek's global food safety expertise and resources help clients review, understand, monitor and mitigate food safety concerns. Intertek brings food safety benefits to our clients, from executive strategy perspectives to global supply chain management to local on-site operations.<br />Intertek Food Safety Services Include:<br />Food Safety Certification Programs / Food Inspection / Food Safety Policy Development / Food Safety Process Integration / Food Hazard Analysis / Toxic Elements Testing / Food Packaging Testing / Toxicology Assessment & Consulting / Microbiological Analysis / Food Production Hygiene Inspection / Food Factory Safety Evaluation / Auditing Nutrition Value Analysis / Food Label Compliance Physical and Chemical Testing / Food Additives Analysis / Food Packaging and Utensils Analysis In Summary<br />Testing is an essential part of all food businesses and retailers alike in order to guarantee food safety as well as quality and content.<br />Through its global network, Intertek is able to test your products or your suppliers’ products against all standards such as: ISO, national standards, even clients’ standards.<br />Out Puts<br />Test Report <br />Photo report on any deviations on the hygienic conditions in the food preparation and food serving area.<br />Laps in Hygienic conditions and recommendations to improve the situation.<br />-952515875<br />Additional Details of Salmonella<br />Salmonella is commonly found in raw food products that come from animals, such as eggs, egg products, meat, meat products, unpasteurized milk, or other unpasteurized dairy products. Thorough cooking and processing effectively kills salmonella bacteria. <br />44386501333523241001333512382519050<br />Closer view of Salmonella Infant affected salmonellosis colonies on agar plateSalmonella<br />E-coli 0157:H7<br />A main source of infection is undercooked ground beef; other sources include consumption of unpasteurized milk and juice, raw sprouts, lettuce, and salami, and contact with infected live animals<br />1778058420<br />Microscopic view of E-coli<br /> <br />561975770255Intertek Lanka (Pvt) Ltd2/5, 3rd Floor, Methodist Central Building252, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri LankaT : +94 11 471 4162/3 F : +94 11 471 4161E : firstname.lastname@example.org W : www.intertek.com<br />