ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING (FOOD)
The swab samples can be taken from the surface of non-contact or contact areas of food storage and preparation areas. A Jaymak team member then sends the swab sample to an independent laboratory for testing.
We only use NATA accredited pathology practices around Australia to test all swab samples.
Swab test results may assist with your OH&S standards plus implementing or maintaining you HACCP/Food safety plan. The most common swab samples for food areas that we are currently performing are for Yeast, Moulds and Listeria (Mono).
Listeria infection or listeriosis, is an illness usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes.
All food service facilities have a legal responsibility to ensure the food they serve is safe for consumption. This responsibility is more onerous with the Health Care industry than for the general food industry in that many of the consumers in these institutions are immunologically compromised or otherwise particularly susceptible to some foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes.(Control of food-borne listeriosis in Health Care Institutions, NSW Health Department, 6th May 2003).