Food Control Laboratory

​Since the foundation of our Institute, this laboratory has provided services on the subject of foodstuff control. In our laboratory; microbiological examinations of particularly foodstuffs of animal origin, various food substances and potable water are being performed via internationally validated methods such as ISO, TSE and Bacteriological Analytical Manuel.

A. DUTIES

1-Conducting microbiological analyses of food substances.

2-Performing certain chemical analyses of food products.

3-Performing sensory and physical analyses on food products.

4-Conducting histological examination for the determination of internal organ and foreign tissue inside meat productions. (salami, sausage, fermented sausage, meatballs, etc.).

5-Performing toxicological examination related with the determination of microbial toxins in food products and determination of staphylococcal enterotoxin.

6-Performing the serological differentiation of meat type in raw meat also with the seroprecipitation method and AGID tests.

7-Producing cattle, equidae, pig and chicken precipitant sera to be used in the differentiation of non-heat treated meat and meat types.

8-Providing training to Veterinary Control and Research Institutes and Provincial Control   Laboratories with relation to subjects falling under our scope.

9-Conducting research studies on matters relating to food.


B. SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION

Our laboratory has been accredited by TURKAK in the subjects mentioned below under TS ISO EN 17025/2005 ;

1-Determination of Salmonella spp. in all foodstuffs

2-Determination of Listeria monocytogenes in meat and meat products

3-Coagulase Positive Staph. Count in foodstuffs

4-Aerobic Total Bacteria Count in foodstuffs

5-Determination of E. coli O157:H7 in foodstuffs

6-Determination of meat type with the ELISA Technique in Heat treated Meat and Meat Products

7-Determination of meat type with ELISA Technique in Non-Heat treated Meat and Meat Products.  


C. LABORATORY PERSONNEL

Mihriban H. AKSOY            DVM, Head of Laboratory ​

Yusuf Ziya KAPLAN             DVM, M.Sc

Seda EKİCİ                          DVM, M.Sc

Ismail KAHYAOGLU            Laboratory Asistant

Hasan AYHAN                    Worker

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