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New Managing Director of Aspirata

Dear Staff, We wish to congratulate Venisha Bachulal on her appointment as Managing Director of Aspirata effective 1 April 2017. Venisha has been Operations Director for Aspirata for a number of years and has since November 2016 been fulfilling a dual role in Aspirata whilst Sybrand Strauss has been fulfilling…

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Microbiological & Chemical Laboratory

Aspirata is one of the leading laboratory service providers in Southern Africa. We have custom-built, state-of-the-art chemical and microbiological laboratories enabling us to provide a broad range of testing and examination services.

We understand the challenges presented by the changing marketplace and our goal is to maintain cost-effective chemical and microbiological testing services of the highest quality. As an ISO 17025 accredited facility, we generate accurate, reliable and timeous results, performed in accordance with strict quality control standards and accredited methodologies.

Furthermore, we develop and validate our own in-house methods where required to take full advantage of the capabilities of modern analytical equipment. In this way, we are able and willing to discuss any analytical need with the aim of achieving complete client satisfaction.

Partnering with Aspirata will help you comply with the quality assurance requirements of the government, your industry and/or your customers.

For more information on our Chemical Laboratory, please click here.

For more information on our Microbiological Laboratory, please click here.

Quality Assurance

Through on-going programmes of standard chemical and microbiological analyses and testing, Aspirata’s Microbiological and Chemical Laboratory (AMCL) will help you comply with the quality assurance requirements of the government, your industry or your customers.

We recognise that the management of health and safety within an organisation is as important as the management of sales, finances, logistics, quality, personnel and production. For this reason, our employees are expertly trained to have a thorough understanding of the role they fulfil in Aspirata’s laboratory. This ensures we maintain a high level of competency and enables our staff to achieve and exceed the standard level of quality and excellence.

All samples are analysed using documented methods and techniques and appropriately calibrated equipment is operated by skilled laboratory specialists. Every batch of samples is monitored by qualified personnel who calculate the accuracy and suitability of results and assess the entire process. Results are only reported once all of these quality checks have been performed.

The AMCL operates a laboratory management system in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

o Vibrio cholera and vibrio parahaemolyticus in food

o Sulphite-reducing bacteria growing under anaerobic conditions in food

o Brochothrix thermospnacta

o Enterococci/streptococci

o Mesophilic lactic acid bacteria in water

o Legionella spp

o Salmonella sero-typing

o Identification of contaminating and pathogen organisms up to species level

o Antimicrobial sensitivity

o Aflatoxin TOTAL

o Aflatoxin M1

o Aflatoxin B1

o Ochratoxin A

o Citrnin

o Zearalenone

o DN – Vomitoxin

o Toxin T-2

o Fumonisin

o B1 (Thiamin)

o B2 (Riboflavin)

o B3 (Niacin)

o B6 (Pyridoxin)

o B7 (Biotin)

o B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

o Folic acid

o Panthothenic acid

o Inositol

o Chloramphenicol

o Sulfonamide

o Sulfamethazin

o Streptomycin

o Tetracyclin

o Qunolones

o Nitrofuran AOZ & AMOZ

o Milk

o Casein

o Gliadin

o Egg/protein

o Histamine

o CIS csein

o GIS

o Bactericidal efficacy of disinfectants and detergents in the food industry

o Determination of the population of micro-organisms on medical devices

o Ammino acids

o Hormones and anabolics

o Phycotoxins

o Risk material

Chemical Laboratory

Aspirata’s chemical laboratory in Highveld Technopark, Centurion, is equipped with state-of-the-art chromatographic and spectrometric instruments in support of our endeavours to persistently provide the best analytical and testing services coupled with unremitting client assistance and support.

Our services include the determination of the organoleptic, physical and chemical characteristics of test samples and the identification and determination of target components in a variety of matrices, including food, feed, water, environmental and commercial products. The target components are determined by client needs.

We use standard methods when available and/or develop and validate our own in-house methods where required to take full advantage of the capabilities of modern analytical equipment. In this way, we are able and willing to discuss any analytical needs with the aim of achieving complete client satisfaction.

Our facility operates according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards and all our analytical methods are submitted to SANAS for assessment and accreditation once they meet all requirements. Consequently, we generate accurate, reliable and timeous results, performed in accordance with strict quality control standards and methodologies for all samples gathered and analysed.

For more information on this service, please click here to download the complete brochure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need more information.

 

Microbiological Laboratory

Our custom-built microbiology laboratory in Highveld Technopark, Centurion, makes use of both traditional and modern rapid technologies. We offer a broad range of services for microbiological testing and examination of food, swabs, and water samples for all the major pathogenic, indicator and spoilage microorganisms.
Other analysis conducted by the Aspirata microbiological laboratory include:

In the Aspirata molecular laboratory we offer the following services:

o Campylobacter

o Klebsielle*

o Lactobacillus*

o Campylobacter detection within 24 hours

o Campylobacter detection within 24 hours

o E.coli 0157:H7 within 36 hours

o STEC (Shiga-toxins: E.coli) within 24 hours

o Vibrio screening

o Vibrio cholera, vibrio parahaemolyticus and vibrio vulnificus detection

o Screening and differentiation of bacteria and yeasts

o Screening without differentiation of bacteria and yeasts

o Giardia in water

o Cryptosporidium in water

o Norovirus

o Hepatitis A

o Adenovirus

o Sapovirus

o Astrovirus

o Rotavirus

o Enterovirus

o Soya

o Hazelnut

o Peanut

o Almond

o Celery

o Gluten

o Walnut

o Sesame

o Mustard

o Fish

o Lupin

o Crustaceans

o Molluscs

o Pistachio

o Cashew

 o Cat and dog

 o Beef

 o Pork

o Chicken

 o Turkey

 o Horse

 o Screening

o Identification

Lastly, the following services are available on request:

  • Microbiologicalas analysis per requirement
  • Sampling
  • Sample collection

We understand the challenges presented by the changing marketplace and our goal is to maintain cost-effective microbiological testing services of the highest quality. As an ISO 17025 accredited facility, we generate accurate, reliable and timeous results, performed in accordance with strict quality control standards and accredited methodologies.

For more information on this service, please click here to download the complete brochure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need more information.

Laboratory

 


 

We offer the following SANAS accredited analyses:

Organism

Bacillus cereus
 Clostridium perfringens
Coliforms 
Enterobacteriacea
Faecal Coliforms
Listeria monocytogenes
 Mesophilic lactic acid bacteria 
Yeasts
Moulds
Shigella
Total plate count  
Total anaerobic plate count
Vibrio cholerae
E.coli 0157: including the big six STEC
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Faecal streptococci

Food & Swab

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Molecular

 
 
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Microbiology* Mycotoxins*
o Vibrio cholera and vibrio parahaemolyticus in food o Aflatoxin TOTAL
o Listeria spp. in food & swabs o Aflatoxin M1
o Sulphite-reducing bacteria growing under anaerobic conditions in food o Aflatoxin B1
o Brochothrix thermospnacta o Ochratoxin A
o Enterococci/streptococci o Citrnin
o Mesophilic lactic acid bacteria in water o Zearalenone
o Legionella spp o DN – Vomitoxin
o Salmonella sero-typing o Toxin T-2
o Identification of contaminating and pathogen organisms up to species level o Fumonisin
o Antimicrobial sensitivity Vitamins*
Other* o B1 (Thiamin)
o Bactericidal efficacy of disinfectants and detergents in the food industry o B2 (Riboflavin)
o Determination of the population of micro-organisms on medical devices o B3 (Niacin)
Antibiotics* o B6 (Pyridoxin)
o Chloramphenicol o B7 (Biotin)
o Sulfonamide o B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
o Sulfamethazin o Folic acid
o Streptomycin o Panthothenic acid
o Tetracyclin o Inositol
o Qunolones Food adulteration*
o Nitrofuran AOZ & AMOZ o CIS csein
Allergens* o GIS
o Milk Other*
o Casein o Amino aacids
o Gliadin o Hormones and anabolics
o Egg/protein o Phycotoxins
o Histamine o Risk material
In the Aspirata molecular laboratory we offer the following services:

Genotyping/strain typing Bacteriology*
o Salmonella o Salmonella detection within 24 hours
o Listeria o Listeria monocytogenes and species within 36 hours
o Staphylococcus o Campylobacter detection within 24 hours
o Escherichia o E.coli 0157:H7 within 36 hours
o Campylobacter o STEC (Shiga-toxins: E.coli) within 24 hours
o Klebsielle* o Staphylococcus aureus within 24 hours
o Lactobacillus* o Vibrio screening
Parasitology* o Vibrio cholera, vibrio parahaemolyticus and vibrio vulnificus detection
o Giardia in water o Screening and differentiation of bacteria and yeasts
o Cryptosporidium in water o Screening without differentiation of bacteria and yeasts
Viruses* Allergens*
o Norovirus o Soya
o Hepatitis A o Hazelnut
o Adenovirus o Peanut
o Sapovirus o Almond
o Astrovirus o Celery
o Rotavirus o Gluten
o Enterovirus o Walnut
Identification of animal species* o Sesame
o Cat and dog o Mustard
o Beef o Fish
o Pork o Lupin
o Chicken o Crustaceans
o Turkey o Molluscs
o Horse o Pistachio
GMO's* o Cashew
o Screening
o Identification

*Non-accredited analysis

Lastly, the following services are available on request:

Microbiological analysis as per requirement
Sampling
Sample collection
We understand the challenges presented by the changing marketplace and our goal is to maintain cost-effective microbiological testing services of the highest quality. As an ISO 17025 accredited facility, we generate accurate, reliable and timeous results, performed in accordance with strict quality control standards and accredited methodologies.

For more information on this service, please click here to download the complete brochure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need more information.

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