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Staphylococcus aureus 

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive coccus which appears in pairs, short chains, or grape-like clusters under microscopic examination. Some strains of S. aureus are capable of producing a highly heat-stable toxin that causes illness in humans.

S. aureus exists in environmental samples (air, sewage, and water), food, environmental surfaces, humans, and animals. Humans and animals are the primary reservoirs. Although food handlers are usually the main source of food contamination, equipment and environmental surfaces can also be sources of contamination with S. aureus.

As S. aureus is one of the most common food pathogen, routine testing of your food products is highly recommended. Beside food testing, our laboratory offers on-site swab testing service, which could detect the presence of S. aureus on food equipment, environmental surfaces, and hands of food handlers.



Enviro Labs - HOKLAS Accredited Methods:

AOAC Official Method 2003.07

AOAC Official Method 2003.08

AOAC Official Method 2003.11 

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