Food Testing

Food Microbiological Testing and Plant Audits

We pride ourselves on personalized, professional service with strict adherence to industry regulations and AOAC methodology. Our laboratory serves a diverse range of clients, from small, locally-owned businesses to larger, internationally recognized companies. Our clients enjoy customizable analytical services, quick report turn-around times, and direct, responsive communication with the project manager and laboratory staff. We provide our clients with both on-site support and diagnostic strategy-based meetings at our facility.

Refer to the following table for test method and turn around time information:

FOOD ANALYSES

TEST

Methods

Turn around time

Aerobic Plate Count (APC)

AOAC 986.33/990.12/121204

24 hrs/48 hrs/22 hrs

Total Coliforms

AOAC 991.14/060702

48 hrs/22 hrs

e. coli

AOAC 991.14/2009.02

48 hrs/22 hrs

Listeria Species - VIDAS

AOAC RIN 100501

24-28 hrs

Listeria Species/Listeria Monocytogenes - Biorad

AOAC 030406

24 -48 hrs

Yeast & Mold

AOAC 997.02/041001

5 days/3days

Staphylococcus

AOAC 2003.07/120901

24 hrs

Salmonella

AOAC 2001.09

20 hrs

Shigella

MPN Screen

72 hrs

Water Phase Salt

AOAC 937.09

24-48 hrs

Water Activity

AOAC 978.18

24 hrs

Clostridium Botulinum

AOAC 977.30 Mod.

24 hrs

Clostridium Perfringens

Screen AOAC 974.38 Mod.

22 hrs

Lactobacillus

SM 9215B Mod - Anaerobic

48 hrs

Histamine

Screen

24 hrs

Deoxynivalenol (DON)

USDA GIPSA 2002-106

24 hrs

Nitrofuran

ELISA by Ridascreen

24 hrs

Chloramphenical

ELISA by Ridascreen

24 hrs

Malachite Green

ELISA

24 hrs

Gentian Violet

ELISA

24 hrs

Bacillus Cereus

AOAC 980.31

24 hrs

Trans Fatty Acids

CLA by HPLC

24-48 hrs

Caffeine Content

AOAC 980.14 Mod.

24-48 hrs

BRIX

ICUMSA SPS-3

24 hrs

Specific Gravity

AOAC 955.37 Mod.

24 hrs

Vibrio - Parahaemolyticus

BAM 8th Edition Chapter 9

24 hrs

Vibrio - Vulnificus

BAM 8th Edition Chapter 9

24 hrs

Shelf Life Studies and Challenge Studies

Various

Various

Lactic Acid Bacteria

AOAC 990.12 anaerobic

48 hrs

Anaerobic Bacteria

SM9215 Mod - Anaerobic

5 days

Various Allergens – soybean, hazelnut, almond, milk, peanut, shellfish

Alert

24 hrs