Partnership Between Laïta & bioMérieux
January 9, 2023 — 9 min read
One of France's largest dairy cooperatives, Laïta is behind some of France's best-known dairy products, from Paysan Breton butter to Mamie Nova yoghurts.
When it came to meeting the demanding challenges of its range of baby formulas, the group turned to historic partner bioMérieux to help take its safety standards above and beyond what regulations require.
The goal: prevent, detect and isolate Cronobacter, one of the key threats in the production chain.
1. Going above and beyond industry regulations
Not satistifed with simply meeting existing safety regulations, Laïta partnered with bioMérieux to apply an innovative solution to target and prevent instances of harmful bacteria at the source, as part of a Predictive Diagnostics approach.
2. An innovative tool for a better understanding
To better understand how and when bacteria appeared in the production chain, Laïta applied bioMérieux's innovative solution, which maps the genomes of each individual instance of Cronobacter to help teams make effective decisions quickly.
3. Targeting bacteria at the source
Applying microbiology expertise to production processes is key to unlocking efficiency. Whole Genome Sequencing, bioinformatics and data science from bioMérieux enabled Laïta's teams to identify and track each instance of Cronobacter. Instead of trying to eliminate this harmful bacteria on a case-by-case basis, Laïta now had access to a complete dataset, which listed similarities between strains to help their experts treat the root cause.
4. Identify, detect, prevent
By mapping the context of each case, Laïta was able to build an enclyclopedia of how each strain reached to different biocide and temperature treatments.
This helped each of their teams to find solutions quickly and efficiently, tackling the root cause of each case as soon as possible while preventing future cases.
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Predictive Diagnostics is a more complete way of improving food quality and safety. We use traditional core solutions alongside data science, sequencing applications, and predictive modeling to move from just detecting and responding to issues to predicting and preventing them.