About FoodChek Laboratories Inc.
FoodChek Laboratories Inc. (formerly Maxivet Inc.) is our state-of-the-art research and development facility, and located in Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of FoodChek Systems Inc. located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The laboratory has an expert and peer recognized team of microbiologists who specializes in the development and validation of diagnostic methods for detecting microbial pathogens throughout the human and pet food production chains. The laboratory team also collaborates with customers to optimize and validate the performance of Actero™ enrichment mediums on various diagnostic technologies.
ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration
On June 7, 2018, FoodChek Laboratories Inc. received the ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration for its Quality Management System. Some of the main benefits this certification provides are:
- Raises the credibility and marketability of our laboratory among our peers and customers through a globally recognized standard.
- Improves customer satisfaction through a consistent process in meeting customer requirements.
- Improves process integration through enhanced efficiencies and cost savings.
- Improves evidence based decision making.
- Creates a continuous improvement culture and documented, systematic processes.
- Engages employees to identify areas for improvement.
- Quality standards and practices are validated through regular audits by a third party.
Food Safety Certifications
Our scientific expertise has enabled FoodChek to commercialize high performing and patented enrichment mediums for food safety testing that are certified by the following accreditation bodies:
AOAC-PTM (Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC), with Performance Tested Method (“PTM”, United States)
Actero™ Listeria Enrichment Media1 (AOAC PTM 111201 and 071602)
Actero™ Salmonella/STEC Enrichment Media1 (AOAC PTM 041403)
AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation, Europe)
Actero™ Listeria Enrichment Media1 (AFNOR EGS 38/05/30/17)
Actero™ Listeria Enrichment Media1 (Health Canada MFLP-79 and MFLP-99)
We offer the food industry a unique expertise in the detection of foodborne pathogens and, especially, with challenging matrices. The lab is registered with the Public Health Agency of Canada and accredited to handle pathogenic bacteria (Level 2).
FoodChek Laboratories’ mission is to answer the needs of the food industry by offering expertise, creativity and passion in microbiology to clients who want innovation in food safety.
At FoodChek Laboratories, we value honesty and integrity. Our operational approach is rigorously scientific and our expertise in lab procedures differentiates us, positioning our parent company, FoodChek Systems, as an emerging leader in food safety. We have deep respect for our stakeholders, our staff, our suppliers, our customers and our business partners; AND adhere to a strong professional code of ethics.
Innovation is at the heart of the FoodChek Laboratories approach. We research and develop emerging technologies to improve all areas of food safety. As part of the collaborative process, we welcome innovative ideas and expert knowledge from employees, colleagues and industry stakeholders in an attempt to find novel solutions to the world’s food safety testing challenges.
1 The Actero™ Enrichment Media referred to are the patented “Elite” group of Actero™ enrichment media formulations.