The main aim of the Feed and Feed Analysis laboratory is to contribute to human health by minimizing the risk of foodborne pathogens along the food value chain. Food safety is an important policy area because foodborne infections negatively affect public health and economic productivity. Furthermore, food safety negatively affects international trade.

For these reasons, the Feed and Food Analysis laboratory offers diagnostic services and undertakes research on method optimization and surveillance of foodborne pathogens.


Diverse bacterial pathogens are implicated in foodborne infections. The foodborne pathogens include but are not limited to Salmonella species, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Campylobacter species. The Feed and Food Analysis laboratory uses both methods that are accredited by South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) as well as in-house verified techniques. 

Main research activities are the surveillance of foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance

Meet our Staff

Name and SurnameBusiness Tel NrEmail addressPosition
Dr Evelyn Madoroba+27 (0)12 529 9384

Senior Researcher
Ms Masenyabu Mathole

+27 (0)12 529 9144/9323

Research Technician
Ms Moloko Selepe

+27 (0)12 529 9144/9323

Research Technician
Ms Elmarie Louw+27 (0)12 529 9144

Research Assistant
Johannes Mphela+27 (0)12 529 9144 Support

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