Containment category 1, 2 and 3 laboratories
AFBI has a suite of Containment Level 1, 2 and 3 laboratories that are used to analyse and conduct research on all microorganisms from the most harmless to the most dangerous.
The food pathogen capability includes:
- Isolating and identifying pheno- and genotyping foodborne pathogens: Salmonella spp., E. coli O157, Campylobacter spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis and Clostridium botulinum
- Determining the effects of food preparation and cooking factors on the persistence and dissemination of food spoilage and food poisoning organisms
- Challenge testing service offered to industry
- Improving food safety through tracking the survival and persistence of food-borne pathogens in food processing environments
Contact: Food microbiology group