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SERVICES & CONTRACT TESTING

Led by an accomplished team of scientists, we are recognized in North America as a trusted authority on food safety and quality with cutting-edge expertise in addressing microbiological needs in research and testing.

 

CanBiocin offers a full range of services to encompass every aspect of your study – from microbial identification, to product sampling, in-depth assessment across varied temperatures, and full storage life and pathogen challenges.

Our team can consult with you to provide solutions to your challenges with spoilage organisms or pathogens such as:

 

SHELF LIFE TESTING

CanBiocin helps companies to comply with statutory or commercial requirements to accurately determine the use by or best before dates for their products in order to keep their brand and consumers safe.

 

CHALLENGE STUDIES

At CanBiocin, we can help challenge a product with either pathogenic or spoilage microorganisms to validate the product formulation, cooking process, and/or storage conditions.

Examples of foodborne pathogens:

  • Pathogenic Escherichia coli
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens

Examples of spoilage microorganisms:

  • Enterococcus
  • Leuconostoc
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Enterobacter
  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Lactobacillus
  • Klebsiella
  • Spoilage Clostridium
  • Various yeast and mold

DETECTION OF BACTERIAL AND YEAST/MOLD

Isolation, identification, quantification, and characterization of isolates (bacteria or yeast/mold) from a variety of samples, e.g. sauces, water, drinks, treats, kibble, pudding, potato chips, and chicken nuggets.

 

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSES

CanBiocin offers two types of nutritional analysis: data-based and laboratory-based nutritional analysis. Both are accepted by Health Canada.

 

OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES

  • Lyophilization (Freeze-drying)
  • Cell culture models
  • pH measurement
  • Method development and validation
  • DNA fingerprinting and fragment analysis
  • Custom projects

 

Our facility based in Edmonton includes a Biosafety Level II laboratory for handling Risk Group 2 microorganisms listed above. With more than 20 years of experience behind us our team of scientists are able to design, consult, conduct, and analyse experiments of any complexity for our customers.

CanBiocin has received “Good Laboratory Practice” (GLP) facilities recognition. At CanBiocin we pride ourselves on maintaining a quality system of management controls ensuring consistent, reliable, and reproducible results.