food processor lab testing for microorganisms

Microorganisms

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  • Campylobacter

    Campylobacter species are among the leading causes of domestically acquired bacterial foodborne illness in the U.S., with nearly 1.3 million cases annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For each reported case of campylobacteriosis, 30 cases are projected to be unreported.

  • Listeria

    Control of Listeria species, including Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) is vital in any food processing environment. While L. mono is not a leading cause of foodborne illness, it is however, among the leading causes of death from foodborne illness.

  • Salmonella

    Salmonella stands out among pathogenic organisms for its high prevalence. The illness it causes, salmonellosis, is the most commonly reported cause of foodborne illness today.

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