Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH


The following section provides you with an overview of the pathogens that can potentially be detected during a microbiological inspection by the Institut Kirchhoff, as well as the associated cleaning and disinfection controls.

Basic parameters

Technological harmful bacteria

Aerobic mesophilic bacterial count/Total bacterial countProteolytes

Hygiene bacteria/Hygiene indicators

Gas producers
Enterobacteriaceae, coliform bacteria, Escherichia coliAlicyclobacilli/ Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris
Enterococci/Faecal streptococciPhlegm formers

Spoilage bacteria

Special microbial groups

Pseudomonae / Pseudomonas aeruginosaPsychotrophic bacteria  
Lactic acid bacteria / LactobacilliSpore producers
Acectic acid bacteriaProbiotic bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria

Osmotolerant yeasts
Salmonella spp.

Cleaning and disinfection controls

Listeria Listeria monocytogenesSpecimens
Escherichia coli O157:H7, EHECNumber of airborne microbes
Cronobacter spp. (previously: Enterobacter sakazakii)

Multi-resistant bacteria

Campylobacter spp./C. coli, C. jenuni, C.lari Methicilin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA)
ShigellaeExtended spectrum beta-lactmasen (ESBL)-forming bacteria 
Coagulase-positive staphylococci / Staphyloccus aureus
Prospective Bacillus cereus
Mesophile sulphite reducing clostridia / Clostridium perfringens

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Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH
Oudenarder Straße 16 / Carrée Seestraße
13347 Berlin-Mitte

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Telephone: +49 (0) 30 457 98 93-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 457 98 93-555
E-mail: ed.ffohhcrik-tutitsni@BKI

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Monday - Friday 8:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Saturday 8:00 - 14:00 Uhr