ifp tests the hygienic and microbiological quality of food and other commodities. Along with the conventional, classical methods of microbiology we also use modern molecular biological methods such as real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction). The corresponding test kits have been specifically developed and produced by ifp and are distributed world-wide by the company QIAGEN. The implementation of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry enables ifp to perform rapid state-of-the-art identification of microorganisms based on a comprehensive database.
ifp has a license to work with pathogenic germs under the German Infection Protection Act.
For more information on food microbiology, see the following pages:
Excerpt from ifp's microbiological service testing portfolio
- total counts
- Hepatitis A virus
Spoilage bacteria (excerpt)
- acetic acid bacteria
- lactic bacteria
Hygiene indicators (excerpt)
- Escherichia coli
Cleaning and desinfection controls (excerpt)
- e.g. contact plate samples
- amount of aerobic bacteria