Environmental Testing

When did you last test your business for mould, yeast and bacteria?

If your answer was anything but “recently” in regards to swab testing, you could be posing a serious health risk to your staff and customers.

All food service venues have a legal responsibility to ensure the food they serve is safe for consumption. You can reduce the risk of food borne illnesses such as listeriosis and gastroenteritis, by practising good food hygiene and storage practices in combination with Jaymak’s preventative maintenance programs.

A quick 15-second ATP reading confirms your surface is ready for food distribution or storage. ATP testing provides the proof and validation for your Food Safety Plan. We also offer further microbiological testing at NATA accredited pathology laboratories for a more detailed report.

Jaymak also conducts water testing for your drinking and warm water systems (i.e. spa baths, pools etc.) to ensure your processes sufficiently control pathogens, such as Legionella, E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Water testing can also include HPC (heterotrophic plate count) to give an overall view of water quality.

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Jaymak Swab Testing can include:

Swab Test Analysis – Yeast, Mould and Total Plate Count

The swab samples are taken from the surface of the walls or ceiling in front of the fan unit condenser by a Jaymak team member and then sent to an independent, NATA accredited laboratory for testing.

Currently there is no Australia or International standard for acceptable microbial levels on coolroom surfaces. As an industry guideline, we recommend less than 100 CFU/sq. cm. A higher result indicates that effective cleaning and sanitising has not been performed.

Swab Test Analysis – Listeria

Listeria infection or listeriosis, is an illness usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria infection can affect people differently, while healthy people may develop few or no symptoms, others such as pregnant women, the immuno-compromised, babies or the elderly, may experience symptoms serious enough to require hospitalisation and pose a threat to life.

Water Test Analysis – Legionella and Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC)

Legionella bacteria may be found in environments such as ice machines, spa baths/pools and warm water systems, as they provide the temperatures suitable for the growth of legionella in the incoming water lines. AS 3896:2008 states that you must ensure the water from the outlet has legionella measurement <10 CFU/mL.

HPC does not necessarily indicate microbiological safety but does give a measure of the overall general quality of the water and whether the filtration and disinfection systems are operating satisfactorily.

Jaymak is the only ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 certified company for specialised cleaning services to the hospitality and food service sectors in Australia.

Only trust a certified cleaning company with your cleaning and hygiene. Jaymak complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 22000:2018 in the provision of planning, coordination and specialised cleaning services to the hospitality, healthcare, and food sectors.

Can you afford to risk your cleaning service with anyone else?