Hygiene Audits & Testing

Hanleys understands the importance of quality, and in conjunction with Biotech Laboratories (a NATA accredited commercial and public microbiological testing facility) help provide the confidence in the cleanliness of the crockery & cutlery being washed through the dishwasher or inline washer by swab testing and having the sample analysed by Biotech.

Hanleys provide the analyses of a wide range of samples including water, food, and surfaces from both food premises or facilities, offering consulting services in hygiene auditing and problem solving

Surface Hygiene

The major component of the hygiene of a kitchen, processing line or food production plant is the control of the cleaning of equipment, storage tray, utensils and preparative benches. A simple inexpensive test provides a quantitative test with has a sensitivity down to 0.4 CFU/square centimetre. The Australian Standard (AS 2997-1987) states that an acceptable limit to indicate satisfactory cleaning operations by this method is less than 6 CFU/square centimetre.

The full audit evaluates the facility based on food and surface microbiological sampling, temperature logging and area inspections ensuring both hygiene and our customers standards are being maintained.

Food Hygiene

The microbial quality of food is constantly under review by both the public and health authorities. All food processors (from manufacturing firms to school tuck shops) are required to ensure that safe food is supplied to customers. Bacterial food poisoning is the most common cause of food borne illness. Generally more than 90% of the cases of food poisoning each year are caused by Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter, Listeria monocytogenes, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Bacillus cereus and pathogenic Escherichia coli. For specific information on analyses required or recommended for a food product contact the Hanleys team.

Food Processors facility audit

The full audit evaluates the facility based on food and surface microbiological sampling, temperature logging and area inspections ensuring both hygiene and our customers standards are being maintained. Hanleys take pride in their commitment to the quality of the results.

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