Food Safety - Microbiology

Food Safety - Microbiology

QIB Extra offers a rapid, confidential and cost-effective way to address your microbiological needs. We can provide consultancies, microbiological analysis, troubleshooting, and applied research projects, covering areas such as antimicrobial resistance, food safety, investigating biofilms and understanding the microbiome.  We have specific expertise in the following areas;
  • Pathogen variation
  • Clostridium botulinum challenge testing 
  • ​Gut-Microbe interactions
  • Translational microbiome
  • Bacterial Genomics and Metagenomics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bacterial lifestyles and niche adaptations
  • Campylobacter in the food chain
  • Survival strategies of Listeria
  • Host-microbe interactions in the gut
  • Understanding the microbiome
  • Gut viruses & viromics
  • Biofilms
 For more information on this service please contact us on or +44 (0)1603 255 342.

Bespoke Scientific Research

Including food science and innovation, gut health (inc. microbiome) and microbes in the food chain.

Clostridium botulinum Challenge Testing

QIB Extra tests for toxin types B and E as these are the common toxins associated with chilled food products however tests for other botulinum toxins are also available.

Authentication Services

QIB Extra offers a range of coffee, argan oil, buffalo mozzarella and other oils and meat origin authetication services. 

Analysis of Food Bioactives

Food Bioactives, particularly plant-based bioactives, are the focus of intense research with regards to their beneficial health properties.


Tap into the expertise of Quadram Institute Bioscience Research Group Leaders through QIB Extra.

Food Quality / Nutritional Analysis

QIB Extra can help your business in all aspects of food quality; shelf-life, authenticity, texture analysis and product consistency.

Facilities and Equipment

The Quadram Institute building contains a range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a clinical research facility and Level 3 laboratory (CL3). 


National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) provides a range of yeast related services for the brewing and baking industry and academic researchers. 




Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

Nutritional Information Solutions provides a cost effective service to calculate front and back of pack food labelling for food producers.  

Applied Contract Research and Analytical Services for Industry

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