Microbiological Testing

Swab & Verify

In addition to our standard service offerings, we have the capability to verify the hygiene of inspected facilities; the areas sampled, frequency, and parameters analyzed for would be part of the consultative process.

bureau veritas is able to provide the following Verification services:

On-site Verification using ATP –

A single-use test device that contains a pre-moistened swab for the collection of a sample from a surface. Upon activation of the test, the chemical reacts with the sample collected on the swab to produce light. The amount of the light produced is proportional to the degree of potential contamination. Measurement of the light are displayed in Relative Light Units (RLU).

  • Application: overall hygiene of a surface
  • Deployment: swabbed by BV Inspectors and/or facilities staff
  • Turn Around Time: 30 seconds with device reader

Laboratory Testing –

Samples collected by inspectors to verify the quantity of Total Microbial organisms and/or the presence or absence of Salmonella, Listeria, and E.coli.  Swabs are transported to a BV Lab and analyzed in an ISO 17025 facility.

  • Application: specific verification of microorganisms
  • Deployment: swabbed by BV Inspectors
  • Turn Around Time: 24-48 hrs

COVID-19 Testing –

Samples collected by inspectors to verify the presence or absence of COVID-19.

  • Application: specific verification of COVID-19
  • Deployment: swabbed by BV Inspectors
  • Turn Around Time: 24-48 hrs

 

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