Microbiology


Microbiology


Understanding the microbiology of products is fundamental to ensuring safety and avoiding spoilage.  QIB Extra offers a rapid, confidential and cost-effective way to address your microbiological problems.  Recently, our microbiologists have used their expertise to help customers improve the shelf life of foods, develop new processes and ingredients and work alongside our chemist and physicist colleagues to understand the microbiology of complex non-food products.  Working with the most modern facilities and equipment and with the back up of experts at the Institute of Food Research we offer a wide range of microbiological services.  These include food safety audits and consultancies, routine microbiological analysis, troubleshooting, shelf-life testing and short-term research projects.

Our customers include small and large companies from both the food and non-food arena.  We aim for a fast response to all queries put to us, and will offer a fully costed written proposal before work begins.  We then maintain close contact with customers and work hard to develop good relationships as the contract develops and a report is given.

Analysis of Food Bioactives

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

Food Quality

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

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

New legislation requires producers to label all foods with nutritional composition data. NIS can provide software to enable you to calculate your nutritional information from your recipe ingredients or if preferred can calculate the nutritional information for you.

Stats and Analysis

We offer access to a team of professional statisticians who will aim to give understandable answers to your data analysis questions or problems as well as help you design experiments. 

NCYC

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) offers a number of commercial services including contract R&D, yeast identification, DNA fingerprinting and safe deposit.

Authentication

Utilizing the expertise of the Analytical Sciences Unit at Quadram Institute, QIB Extra is able to offer  rapid screening methods for detecting substitution of undeclared material in foods.

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