The main aim of the Feed
and Feed Analysis laboratory is to contribute to human health by
minimizing the risk of foodborne pathogens along the food value chain.
Food safety is an important policy area because foodborne infections
negatively affect public health and economic productivity. Furthermore,
food safety negatively affects international trade.
For these reasons,
the Feed and Food Analysis laboratory offers diagnostic services and
undertakes research on method optimization and surveillance of foodborne
Diverse bacterial pathogens are implicated in foodborne infections. The foodborne pathogens include but are not limited to Salmonella species, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Campylobacter
species. The Feed and Food Analysis laboratory uses both methods that
are accredited by South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) as
well as in-house verified techniques.
Main research activities are the surveillance of foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance
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