BIOSERV determines the current germ status of your food and animal feed as well as of drinking water.

Detection methods

  • classical culture techniques
  • real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Selection of detectable germs

  • Aerobic germs
  • Anaerobic germs
  • Aerobic spores
  • Anaerobic spores
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridien, sulfite-reducing
  • Coliforms
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterococci
  • Escherichia coli
  • Yeasts and moulds
  • Lactobacilli
  • Legionella
  • Listeria spp.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • Staphylococcus, positive for coagulase

Specific analyses

  • Identification of salmonellas on surfaces of carcasses and carcass parts acc. to  ISO 6579 and/or § 64 LFGB, ISO 17604; alternative: detection via PCR (acc. to DIN 10135 or rather § 64 LFGB L 00.00-98)
  • Identification of Listeria monocytogenes in food and animal feed acc. to ISO 11290-1, -2 and § 64 LFGB; alternative: detection via PCR (acc. to DIN EN ISO 22119 and § 64 LFGB L 00.00-95(V))
  • Sampling/ taking of swabs and testing of meat surfaces according to ISO 6579 and/or § 64 LFGB
  • Microbiological test systems / bioindicators
    • Functional test of devices for cleaning bedpans
    • Functional test of washing machines
    • Identification of antimicrobically effective substances in foods by means of Premi® Test
    • Testing of dishwashers (single-tank and multi-tank installations) acc. to DIN 10510 and DIN 10512
  • Complementary tests of hygiene standards 
    • Determining the germ content on surfaces, equipment and implements and laundry; including personnel monitoring by using swab and wipe tests
    • Determining the airborne germ content while testing hygiene standards of  the environment and surroundings
  • Inspection of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning installations (VDI Richtlinie 6022)