Microbiological contaminants are the number one cause of recall in the United States. Regular monitoring of facilities, processes and products is critical for sustainable production. Get rapid results with ultra-sensitive instrumentation for common foodborne pathogens and food spoilage and indicator organisms.
Our knowledgeable staff can help develop a testing plan to suit your special project.
- Bacillus cereus
- Clostridium spp./Clostridium perfringens
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Listeria, Salmonella, and other pathogens
- Plate counts
- Yeasts & molds
- Sanitation verification testing
- Microbial spoilage
- Detection of rancidity
- Water activity
Quality Indicator Organisms
- APC (Aerobic Plate Count, aka Standard Plate Count)
- Total Coliforms and E. coli
- Lactic Acid Bacteria
- Yeast & Mold
(Polymerase Chain Reaction)
This technique detects a portion of the pathogen’s DNA and can be completed in as little as 24 hours (compared to 4 – 5 days or more for traditional culture methods).
- Ecoli O157:H7
- Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes
- Salmonella spp.
- Aspergillus in Cannabis
- STEC (Shiga Toxin-producing E.coli)
- Combination of Swabs, sponges and plates for collection
- Collection materials provided
Legionella and Enterococcus in Water
Legionella pneumophila can contaminate plumbing systems, cooling towers, and other forms of water storage and are usually transmitted to humans in aerosols. The bacteria can produce destructive alveolar inflammation in the lungs and can cause infection in broken skin.L.pneumophilia is the causative agent for Legionnaire’s disease and Pontiac fever.
The presence of Enterococcus bacteria is an indicator of possible fecal contamination.