Integrin Launches E.coli MPN testing
When grown in sewage-polluted water, bivalve molluscan shellfish can
accumulate environmental contaminants, including human pathogenic bacteria
and viruses. Hence when consumed raw or lightly cooked shellfish can present a
significant health risk. Due to this specific and targeted control measures for
reducing risks to human health are required.
is used as an indicator organism of sewage pollution in shellfish
and under the Shellfish Hygiene Directive, the Most Probable Number (MPN) test
for E.coli is required for end-product testing.
Integrin is now offering a UKAS accredited E.coli marine method of MPN tests for
the enumeration of E.coli levels in all common shellfish species and can provide
shellfish farmers and processors with fast and accurate results.
Here at Integrin, we can offer shellfish farmers and processors valuable advice
about correct sampling procedures for the testing of E.coli, so that accurate and
informative results are obtained.
The staff at Integrin would be delighted to help with any questions or queries you
may have concerning your business. Please contact us on (0) 1631 720 765,
or email on