Meat Microbiology Laboratory

Université Laval, Québec, Québec
What the facility does

Research on controlling and preventing food-borne diseases

Area(s) of Expertise

Our multifunctional laboratory can be used for projects focusing on food-borne diseases related to meat products or any other foods. This controlled-temperature, agri-food processing lab is fitted out with cleaning and processing equipment that allows researchers to work in conditions identical to those of the agri-food industry. It is located next to a cutting-edge microbiological analysis laboratory. The entire space is under level 2 biocontainment, which allows research projects with pathogenic microorganisms. A large level 1 pilot plant is also available nearby for preparing inputs.

Research Services

Process validation, shelf-life validation, identification and use of new antimicrobial agents

Sectors of Application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Education
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Manufacturing and processing

Specialized lab

Equipment

Function

Processing unit and equipment room

HEPA-filtered, controlled-temperature room

Processing room equipped with an in situ system for cleaning and disinfecting the premises and equipment

 

Smokehouse

400-pound capacity

 

Mixer

100-pound capacity

 

Filling machine

25-litre capacity

 

Slicer

 

Microbiological analysis lab

Biosafety cabinets (3)

Sterile procedures

 

Floor centrifuge

6-litre capacity

 

Image analysis microscope

 

 

Autoclave

 

 

Xenon Corp. UV pulsed light device

Cold decontamination treatment of surfaces and foods

 

Ozonator

Disinfection of heat-sensitive equipment and parts