Success In Malaysia

Solus were proud to support ALS testing services at their Kuala Lumpur site in Malaysia at a recent seminar highlighting the importance of pathogen detection in food safety testing.

The seminar was attended by around 45 representatives from food manufacturers in Malaysia.

The seminar included presentations which emphasised the importance of pathogen detection, the quality and potential of the Solus system in food safety testing and the service that ALS is able to provide to their clients as a result of using the Solus system. This allows food manufacturers to demonstrate confidence in the foods they are exporting to other countries and reach new markets.

The focus of the seminar was based on building awareness and testing for pathogens in Malaysia, where foodborne diseases are a significant health issue.  Most cases go unreported as people do not usually seek treatment and consequently the true incidence of cases may be significantly higher.

Listeria monocytogenes is a common food contaminant in Malaysia but is largely unreported, so the true absence or failure of diagnosis unknown.  Listeria can be found in poultry, meat, dairy, raw fruit and vegetables and is often associated with cross contamination in food handling and poor cooking.  The onset is approximately 3-70 days after contact, causing acute symptoms such as flu like illness, nausea, fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, septicemia and miscarriage, stillbirth and meningitis.

Those at increased risk include pregnant women and their unborn babies, newborn babies, the very young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.  Listeria can cause serious illness and death – most people infected with listeria are hospitalised and approximately a third die.

Solus systems use proven, affordable technology which ultimately protect health and provide confidence in food safety testing.

Seminar room 620 x 400