Food Environmental Monitoring Program

Make your Food Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) the best way to assess and control contamination in your manufacturing processes. Monitoring the food manufacturing environment is vital for quality. Many contamination incidents and recalls can be traced to a lack of sound environmental monitoring. EMP is the frontline defense against product quality failure and can be much cheaper than a single product recall.

Types of Monitoring We Offer

Surface Monitoring

Surface monitoring determines the microbial population on surfaces within the manufacturing area, including:

  • Equipment
  • Product contact surfaces
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Drains
  • Employee’s hands

Techniques typically used are swabs, sponging, and agar contact.

Aerial Monitoring

Aerial monitoring is usually confined to cleanrooms and other specialized workspaces. It can also be implemented to track specific risks such as molds. Settle plates and other passive techniques help monitor the microbial population that might settle on a surface or product at a given time during manufacturing processes.

Water Monitoring

Mérieux NutriSciences offers a full complement of tests for potable and processed water. Preventive measures are designed to limit contamination, avoid the development of bacteria in critical environments and monitor levels of Legionella or other specific contaminants such as Pseudomonas. 

“Mérieux NutriSciences can help you find the best solutions, adapt to your needs and provide you with the most effective data. Our experienced experts and accredited labs work with you to ensure your facility meets and exceeds your expectations.”


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