About Our Business
Testing as a Food Safety Compliance Tool
In view of the myriad choices available in the global food supply chain, and quite often, the lack of awareness of the safety of the food we eat, it is almost impossible to prevent the spread of foodborne contamination. Many companies today, are finding it difficult to monitor and prevent, foodborne illnesses, requiring high standards in finished product testing, not commonly available.
We, at Pathogenia aim to provide accurate and time-bound results to our customers i.e. food producers and manufacturers, thereby enabling them to implement appropriate measures to ensure the safety of their food products. Our lab scientists are equipped with the requisite expertise and infrastructure to prepare, test and measure samples, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety.
We use a wide range of testing parameters in the areas of food and environment; Virology (Hepatitis A and Norovirus), Microbiology (foodborne pathogens and indicators); Chemical residue analysis (Pesticides and Toxins); Method development; and Validation, based on our customers needs.
And last, but not the least, we are the proud recipients of the first ISO 17025 accreditation awarded to a lab in Canada for testing foodborne viruses.
Nureen Dua, Nureen manages laboratory operations at Pathogenia, armed with a Masters in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry. She possesses extensive technical experience in Chemistry, Microbiology and Virology, and skillfully improves and maintains the highest standards of efficiency, compliance and safety in the laboratory. Nureen's impressive track record includes her stint at Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods Inc. where she garnered experience in critical food quality assurance and good manufacturing practices.
Tian Lau, is a laboratory analyst with specialization in virus and micro testing. With a Masters’ degree in Human Nutrition from McGill University, Canada, and a Bachelors’ in Dietetics, he has worked as a Nutritionist in Boston, Massachusetts. Very particular about the risks of cross-contamination, he is also proficient in the utilization of Real-time PCR technology to detect viruses; conducting internal equipment verification and documentation; and quality assurance for microbiological and virology testing.
Alex is our laboratory analyst, with over five years of experience in Microbiology. With a Masters’ degree in Pedology, and a Bachelors’ degree in Biology and Agrochemistry, Alex was part of the Quality Assurance team at Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods Inc. He has been trained in HACCP and Good Manufacturing practices, and is always upgrading his skills in new microbiological technology and techniques.
A laboratory analyst, Sukhmanpreet has specialized in Virology, Microbiology and Chemistry, with a Masters’ in Food Science and Safety from McGill University, Canada, and a bachelors’ in Biotechnology. An integral part of the R & D team at Pathogenia, she works to ensure quality control procedures in microbiology and virology, to provide reliable results. Sukhmanpreet has worked closely with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and HC (Health Canada), upgrading her skills and understanding of the technicalities and procedures for virus and pathogen detection.