The current Covid-19 situation is forcing us to follow many hygienic procedures and is presently changing all our lives. In food processing plants, as in all companies, risk assessments are being defined for each respective workplace and precautionary measures taken. Many food companies are also establishing testing strategies (beyond the legal requirements) for the part of the workforce that cannot work continuously in the home office.
These examinations are outside of the testing mandated by regulation and help to identify symptomless carriers and to protect the workforce. Studies have shown that the environment of a patient infected with SARS-CoV-2 was contaminated by respiratory droplets. It cannot be ruled out that these contaminated environmental surfaces contribute to the transmission of viral infections.
muva kempten GmbH has approval for the direct detection of pathogens from human test material. The pathogen detection is performed by means of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction from human saliva material. In this process, the test material is obtained using a saliva collection system. Due to the simplicity of the system, the person being tested can collect their own sample.
Furthermore, we can also analyze swab samples taken by medical personnel (for example by the company doctor) or environmental samples required for export.
We will be pleased to advise you if you have any questions about SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics.
Dr. Maximilian Moravek
Scientific and technical director
Tel. +49 (0) 831/5290-384