Meat Packing Industry

Foodborne pathogens pose a serious problem in the United States. Five million illnesses and four thousand deaths are attributed to meat and poultry products annually. With the increased public concern surrounding foodborne pathogens, laboratories are under considerable pressure to provide detailed analyses in meat related areas.

PDC Laboratories microbiological analyses are performed using culture, biochemical and optical methods. When indicator organisms levels exceed pre-set triggers, specific analysis for pathogens may then be undertaken and these can be quickly detected (where suspected) using specific culture methods.

For more information, please contact Heather Weekley at or 1-800-752-6651 x1766.