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introducing the Praecautio Hygiene Monitoring Tests…

The Praecautio Hygiene Monitoring Tests are specifically designed for some of the most important pathogens affecting food. The Latin word “Praecautio” literally means “a safeguarding“.

The Preacautio Hygiene Monitoring Tests were designed with the following features in mind:

  • easy to use,
  • can be used in-house,
  • inexpensive,
  • fast turn-around time.

All these features mean that they help you save time and money.

more info…

Click on the links below to download a brochure explaining more about each of the tests available.

  • Praecautio Salmonella
  • Praecautio E.coli
  • Praecautio Staph aureus

You can also contact us at Micro Food Lab to find out more.


A laboratory test for E.coli, Salmonella or Staph. aureus can cost up to R150 (or more) each. The Preacautio range of swabs will give you a qualitative result usually within 24 hours for a fraction of the cost:

  • Praecautio E.coli swab – R35.00ea
  • Praecautio Salmonella swab – R35.00ea
  • Expose Staph.aureus swab – R35.00ea

Micro Food Lab has also designed and manufacture incubators specifically set for the Praecautio/Expose range of swabs. It is as easy as plug it in, put stand the swabs in the holes and switch it on. We have also kept the cost of the incubator down to facilitate easy hygiene monitoring:

  • 20 swab Micro Food Lab incubator – R3500.00 ea (once off cost)


Praecautio Hygiene Swab tests – brochure

Each of the tests have been validated by a SANAS accredited laboratory. Download a summary of validation tests below.

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