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Food safety experts, including the National Academy of Sciences and the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, agree that reducing pathogens, especially on raw, unprocessed foods, requires a farm-to-table approach. For example, one of the most important factors growers need to consider is the water safety that comes into contact with the harvestable portion of the crop, including water used for irrigation, frost protection, and post-harvest cooling and washing. Pathogenic microorganisms in water pose a significant risk to the safety of fresh produce it comes into contact with. Pennsylvania fresh produce growers are proud of the wholesome and nutritious fruits and vegetables they grow. Unfortunately, recent food borne illness traced to fresh produce has raised concern among consumers about the safety of fresh food supply. In addition, microorganisms in the soil are also essential for agricultural development and crop growth. Although soil organisms only comprise <1% of the total mass of a soil, they play a vital role in supporting all plants and animals. Soil microbes can break down organic matter and recycle nutrients, which also create humus to help the soil retain moisture and encourage the formation of soil structure. Certain microbes (mainly bacteria) can fix nitrogen by converting atmospheric nitrogen (N2) to ammonia (NH3), which is essential for agriculture development. Meanwhile, soil microbes promote plant growth and control pests and diseases. Therefore, the microbiological testing of agricultural-related substances is important for crop yield and quality.
As an analytical testing company with extensive experience in microbiological testing, Alfa Chemistry can provide incredible services and credible testing results for our clients.
Microbiological testing services provided by Alfa Chemistry include: