Hygiene is one the most critical factors in any food manufacturing operation and forms a fundamental part of your HACCP due diligence.

Swabbing, air quality monitoring and water testing is a quick, cost effective method for monitoring the hygiene of both your premises and staff.


Swabbing monitors the effectiveness of the hygiene and cleaning procedures. We can test for a range of parameters from swab samples:

  • Microbiological pathogens and indicator organisms
  • Allergens
  • Animal traces and meat speciation
  • Covid-19 *

Air quality monitoring

Microbiological monitoring of air is a key component of environmental monitoring in organisations such as hospitals, food factories, cleanrooms and other controlled environments. Air plates are inexpensive, easy to use and ideal for providing an early warning of problems in environments such as a high risk food factory.

Water testing

Testing of water is a critical factor in the ensuring the cleanliness of equipment and quality of final product. We can test the following types for microbiological and chemical parameters including Legionella:

  • Potable water
  • Process water
  • Rinse/CIP water
  • Borehole water
  • Bottled water *

Our team of scientific experts can provide guidance on environmental testing. Please give us a call to discuss your requirements.