On-site Vs. 3rd Party Laboratory
DID YOU KNOW?
ON-SITE FOOD PATHOGEN TESTING SAVES TIME, MONEY, AND PROVIDES BETTER RISK PROTECTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS THAN USING A THIRD-PARTY LABORATORY
Test On-Site Using The Hunter System
Fast | Accurate | Easy
Our Lab-In-Box Makes It Simple
Everything You Need To Start Testing In One Affordable Package
Most Users Can Be Trained 2 Days or Less
No Science Background Required
Test And Ship In As Little As 12 Hours
Salmonella | E.Coli | Listeria
SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTSARE SAYING ABOUT ON-SITE TESTING
When we started our hydroponic lettuce range we wanted to set up an in-house pathogen testing program that would give us reliable results quickly, allowing us to protect our business and respond rapidly to any problems. After researching all options and trying different tests, we settled on the Hunter qPCR system. We like the accuracy (no false positives) and reliability of the Hunter system. The ability to have the precision of DNA-based analysis that is fast and can also be easily used by almost any trained employee is ideal. Thank you InstantLabs!"
Hydroponic Produce Grower
You have no idea the time and money an outside lab started to cost us. We were pleasantly surprised that getting testing in house was so easy. And now we are very confident when we release and ship to our food service and retail customers."
Regional Custom Meat Processor
Our brand has taken off this last year as pet owners realize the critical need for real ingredients and the best nutrition. Our brand mission, FSMA and our customers obligate us to provide the safest pathogen free product. The InstantLabs HUNTER we use at our facility has been one of the best things we’ve done to comply with FSMA and zero tolerance for pathogens."
Pet Food Manufacturer
CASE STUDY – ON-SITE TESTING
at a High Volume Fish Meal Processing Unit
We received an urgent call from an Alaska based seafood producer who exports fishmeal used globally for aqua farming. They were competitively bidding to supply new customers high tonnage of fishmeal for Asian fish farms. There was a tight deadline for startup and the fish meal producer’s potential customer had the strictest requirements to certify and document product as Salmonella-free prior to shipments.
The producer’s isolated plant location meant shipping samples to a contract lab would take from 5-15 days to turnaround results. The fishmeal would be at considerable risk of spoilage during that period and demands of the new client’s continous operations couldn’t be interrupted. If a positive result was found, a large amount of inventory could be compromised and the client could look for supply options. Initially, they sought to reduce the time to set up a testing method and to get fast results. They tried what they thought would be quick and easy. They chose on-site immuno-assay (“dip-stick”) testing but got stung by a consistently high level of false positives resulting in undue waste during their initial contract period. They truly needed to resolve the situation seamlessly for their client and therefore had with no time to waste.
InstantLabs swung into action, conducted an important validation study demonstrating that the Hunter® system would generate accurate results consistent with samples sent to a contract laboratory.
InstantLabs then went the distance—to Alaska, installed the Hunter® system on-site and trained existing staff in less than half a day. The client now tests and clears samples in less than 12 hours. In the context of fishmeal production, InstantLabs has given them the ability to significantly reduce waste and correct any contamination issues promptly and cost effectively. They are satisfying their customer needs and gaining more business.