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About GICA

Established in 1965, GICA is a public instutution gathering the Tunisian industries involved in fruit, vegetable and fish processing sectors, under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and trade.

GICA is managed by a board of directors representing the public administration, the national organization of growers and the national organization of processors and exporters.

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microbiological section of the GICA's Testing Laboratory

The GICA's Tasting Laboratory (Microbiological section) offers to the processing companies of the canned ans semi-preserved food sector a wide range of analyzes in food microbiology.

  • Total flora
  • Total coliforms
  • Heat-resetant coliforms
  • Salmonella
  • Sulphite-reducing anaerobes
  • Staphylococcus coagulase +
  • Stability test

It is equipped with modern equipments:

  • Analytical balances
  • Equipments of preparation of culture media
  • A distributing logic controler of liquid media
  • Crusher (samples' preparation)
  • Laminar flow hood
  • Unit of preparation of stock suspensions " Dilumat "
  • Bacteriological ovens
  • Homogenizer
  • Autoclaves (sterilization and decontamination)
  • Laboratory's refrigerator
Last updated 03/05/16
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