At this moment we are outsourcing all our microbiological analysis. Mainly Salmonella and total plate count. We don't have any equipment at this moment to perform any analysis ourselves.
Next week though, I'm having a job interview with a candidate with a lot of experience in microbological analysis.
Would it be economically interesting to invest in inhouse laboratory equipment and perform the analysis ourselves? I don't have any idea of the costs of something like that. Annual costs of current Salmonella analysis are about 16.000 euros per year. Total plate count about 800,-.