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The vocation of ACTALIA Sécurité des aliments [Food Safety] is to provide agri-food companies with expertise (analyses, testing, consulting, training) to help them to ensure microbiological food safety and hygiene. This expertise (contractual and confidential) is based on skills developed within the framework of national and European R&D projects undertaken in collaboration with public microbiology reference laboratories (ANSES, INRA, CNRS, Universities…).

ACTALIA has built the largest biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) pilot plant in Europe

… A 230 m2 biosafety level 3 pilot plant, open to public and private research, to assess the effectiveness of food proces-sing technologies and cleaning/disinfection procedures on  pathogenic or spoilage microorganisms in the food industry.

To know more

ACTALIA’s recognition: Laboratory approved by the DGAL (Memorandum N2013-8200 of 28/11/2013) to carry out challenge tests on Listeria monocytogenes and SYM’PREVIUS expert centre 

  • Exploitation of historical data (microbiological analyses)
  • Durability studies (natural contamination)
  • Challenge test in food products (artificial contamination) of different micro-organisms (pathogens or spoilage)
  • Simulation of micro-organism growth: predictive microbiology using Sym’Previus software
  • Probability of exceeding microbiological criteria on shelf-life (Sym’Previus probabilistic module)

ACTALIA’s recognition: only authorised EHEDG certification centre in France


For equipment manufacturers

  • Validation of cleaning & disinfection procedures (open surfaces, closed surfaces, ASD (Aerial Surface Disinfection))
  • EHEDG tests and certification on CIP -Test ring
  • Training and advice on integrating hygienic design when upgrading or developing new equipment (link to product information sheet)


For industrial users

  • Training and advice on integrating hygienic design when upgrading or purchasing (specifications) new equipment
  • Equipment or line audits
  • Food spoilage and safety issues solving
  • Laboratory evaluation of the efficacy of biocides (MIC, virucidal dose) as well as in situ on test ring or on surfaces (wall, material, floor)
  • Validation of the efficiency of a cleaning & disinfection plan and self-control tests (equipment, environment, detection of biofilms)
  • Efficacy of ASD (Aerial Surface Disinfection/Nebulization) in a dedicated room (biocides, physical decontamination)
  • Material endurance tests
  • Benchmarking of innovative solutions
  • Impact of the process on microbiological hazards and spoilage flora (thermal mapping: calculation of F-value and P-value, for example)
  • Assessment of the virus removal during treatments and processes used for the decontamination of food products
  • On-site diagnosis (process performances, food safety management
  • Feasibility study: active ingredients, processing aids, active packaging, biopreservation, new technologies (high pressure, pulsed light…)
  • Impact on the microbiological and sensory qualities
  • Preparation of applications for French regulatory approvals (ANSES/DGCCRF/DGAl)

ACTALIA’s recognition: Only technical centre in France specialized in food virology and food parasitology.

  • Development and optimization of analysis methods (extraction, detection and quantification)
  • Estimation of prevalence in raw (foodstuff) materials and finished products
  • Process qualification
  • Validation of control measures
  • Staff training and integration in HACCP plan
  • Laboratory staff training in standard analysis methods


  • Identification of contaminants (phenotypic and molecular methods)
  • On-site diagnosis (process performance, food safety management)
  • Source tracking of microbial contamination and identification of areas problem in plant using typing analysis of microorganism