This laboratory offers a series of qualitative and quantitative services for evaluating foods, inputs, surfaces, and environments. These are processed to determine pollution and microbial deterioration indicator groups.
-Analyses are aimed at determining the degree of compliance in good hygiene practices, the microbiological quality, and the shelf life of a product.
-Methods used in our microbiological analyses are traditional and offer no limitations in the applicable food matrix —an advantage over faster methods.
As part of our commitment to quality and continuous improvement, we increase the services offered by our laboratory and include more methods in accreditation processes every year.
|Bacterias Mésofilas Aerobias||FDA-BAM. Recuento en placa*|
|Coliformes Totales||APHA. Recuento en placa*|
|.||FDA-BAM. Número Más Probable|
|Coliformes Fecales||FDA-BAM. Número Más Probable|
|Enterobacterias||APHA. Recuento en placa|
|Escherichia coli||FDA-BAM. Recuento en placa|
|Salmonella||FDA-BAM. Método tradicional|
|Recuento de Vibrio spp||Aquaculture 163 (1968). Recuento en placa|
* APHA. American Public Health Association. 2001. Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods. * FDA-BAM. Food and Drug Administration. 2002. Bacteriological Analytical Manual. * Methods accredited by the Guatemalan Accreditation Bureau (OGA for its initials in Spanish)Test laboratory Accredited by OGA and the Honduran Accreditation Body (OHA for its initials in Spanish).
Accreditation registry: OGA-LE-054-13
Since December 1, 2014.
Accreditation scope available at: www.oga.org.gt
The OGA is signatory to the IAAC-MLA (Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation – Multi-lateral Recognition Arrangement) and the ILAC-MRA (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – Mutual Recognition Arrangement) for inspection bodies and testing and calibration laboratories.
Associate Professor / Technical Head of the Food Microbiology Laboratory