To meet the diverse microbiological requirements in the consumer product industry, you need an experienced service provider who can evaluate products for microbiological contamination across various product lines and offer comprehensive testing and consultation programs to meet your needs. As the world’s leading concept-to-consumer quality assurance company, our Microbiology Laboratory provides extensive testing services plus specialized services such as consultation and training that can result in improved product quality, consumer safety and a reduction in complaints, noncompliance and recalls.
Our clients include municipalities, food manufacturers, toy manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, textile mills and more. Services are available for children and adult cosmetics; health and beauty items (lotions, skin care items); food products; nutritional and dietary supplements; toy products (liquids, pastes, powders, putties and gels); textile and apparel products; sanitizer products; and products making antimicrobial claims.
What are the key benefits?
• Verify compliance with worldwide regulations and industry standards
• Reduce the risk of recalls, returns and complaints
• Enhance risk management and brand protection
• Consumer safety confidence
From raw materials to finished products, our Microbiology Laboratory is ready to meet your testing needs through all phases of production. Committed to high quality and standards, our laboratory follows rigorous testing practices, maintains various certifications and tests to numerous standards. Our professional technicians prepare all biological media in-house and utilize an extensive quality assurance program for media, supplies and equipment to provide consistent and accurate results. Additionally, our analysts are available to you for technical consultation whenever necessary, delivering the best possible service.
> Aerobic/Anaerobic Plate Counts
> Yeast and Mold Counts
> Total Coliform (MF), (MPN) or Petrifilm methods, and Fecal Coliform (MF) or (MPN)
> Pathogen Screens
– E. coli O157:H7 – Salmonella
– Listeria spp. – Staphylococcus aureus
> Isolation and Identification of Unknown Bacterial Organisms
> Confirmation of Client’s In-House Testing Results and Customized Client Specific Testing
> USP (51) Preservative Efficacy Challenge Testing
> USP (61) Microbial Limits Testing
> USP (61/62) Microbiological Examination of Non-Sterile Products
> USP (2021) and (2022) Microbial Testing for Nutritional and Dietary Supplements
> Fungal and Bacterial Resistance Testing
– AATCC 100 & 147- Assessment of Antibacterial Finishes on Textiles
– AATCC 30 (Part III) – Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials
– ASTM E2149 – Antimicrobial Activity of Immobilized Antimicrobial Agents Under Dynamic Contact Conditions
> Prove or Disprove Product Claims; and numerous other tests available upon request
Certifications, Testing Practices and Methods
The laboratory follows Good Manufacturing Practices during all aspects of supply preparation, testing, and reporting, and is:
> A2LA accredited (ISO 17025) for USP testing, including competency audits on USP (51), USP (61), and USP (61/62) test
> ISO 9001:2000 accredited
> FDA registered for pharmaceutical testing
> Certified by the New York State Department of Health for water testing
The laboratory tests according to numerous standards including USP, Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), ASTM International, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Waste Water.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
For over 35 years, we have worked successfully with top manufacturers and retailers around the world to help them better manage risk and regulatory compliance.
With locations close to sourcing areas in over 40 countries, we offer you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.
Technical Knowledge & Leadership
Our staff participate in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide.
We are committed to meeting your evolving needs.
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