NOTE: PHCR-Europe has transitioned to the Public Health Command – Europe (Provisional). The information here is provided as a courtesy and may not be up-to-date.
The Micro and Molecular Biology Division (MMBD) performs microbiological analysis of food and water and molecular biological analysis of vector borne diseases to provide sound scientific data for risk-based decision-making. To meet our goals of producing Quality analytical data and providing excellent Customer Service, all analyses are performed in accordance with LS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation requirements under its ISO 9001:2008 registered Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO 14001:2004 registered Environmental Management System (EMS).
MMBD testing examines food and water for safety and wholesomeness. Specific commodities include bottled water and ice, dairy products, eggs and egg products, environmental contaminants, fresh fruits and vegetables, juice, low moisture food, raw and ready to eat meat products, other ready to eat products, waterfoods, foodborne illness samples, and wholesomeness, safety, or fitness for intended use foods. General parameter testing may be applied to any food stuffs not covered in specific commodities.
Bottled Water Testing
This service is provided to ensure that the drinking water used by military personnel and their family members, both in garrison and in theater, meets or exceeds the regulatory requirements of VETCOM Circular 40-1, Appendix O - Department of Defense Food Safety and Quality Assurance Action Levels.
Specific Commodities and General Parameter Testing
Classical time tested microbiology techniques and state-of-the-art biochemical instrumentation are used to examine food and bottled water products against actionable limits. Microbiological testing of food products allows our customers to use sound science in their decisions on food safety and wholesomeness.