Element provides food microbiology testing and services for common foodborne pathogens, food spoilage organisms, and mycotoxins to HACCP, SQF, and R&D programs. Companies in the food industry across the country depend on our technical expertise, industry-leading turnaround times, and attention to changing regulations to ensure food safety.

As an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory with a history of quick data delivery that is first-time-right, on time, we give you confidence in your results. Partnering with Element allows your company to mitigate risk knowing that we are working diligently to help ensure your success and bring a safe product to market quickly.

For more information on our food microbiology services, please contact us today.

Our services include

  • Bacterial Plate Counts
  • Yeast & Mold Plate Counts
  • Pathogen Testing
    • Bacillus cereus
    • Clostridium perfringens
    • Coliforms/E. coli
    • E. coli, O157:H7
    • Enterobacteriaceae
    • Listeria monocytogenes
    • Listeria spp.
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Salmonella spp.
    • Salmonella enteritidis
    • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Sporeformers & Heat Resistant Organisms
  • Lactobacillus & Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Aciduric Organisms
  • Total Probiotic Count
  • Environmental Monitoring
    • Air Quality Testing
    • Bacterial Plate Count
    • E. coli, O157:H7
    • Listeria spp. 
    • Salmonella spp. 
    • Sponges & Swabs
    • Total Coliforms
    • Water (process and effluent)
    • Yeast & Mold Plate Count
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Mycotoxins
  • 3-Acetyldeoxynivalenol (3-AcDON)
  • Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1)
  • Aflatoxin B2 (AFB2)
  • Aflatoxin G1 (AFG1)
  • Aflatoxin G2 (AFG2)
  • Alternariol (ALT)
  • Deoxynivalenol (DON)
  • Diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS)
  • Fumonisin B1 (FB1)
  • Fumonisin B2 (FB2)
  • Fumonisin B3 (FB3)
  • Fusarenon-X (FUSX)
  • HT-2 toxin (HT2)
  • Neosolaniol (NEO)
  • Nivalenol (NIV)
  • Ochratoxin A (OTA)
  • T-2 toxin (T2)
  • Zearalanol (ZEA; a combination of α-zearalanol and β-zearalanol)
  • Zearalenone (ZON)
  • Antifungal thiabendazole (THIA)

Standards and methodologies

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Methodologies
    • AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists)
    • FDA BAM (FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual)
    • USDA FSIS (United States Dept. of Ag. Food Safety and Inspection Services)
    • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
    • USP (United States Pharmacopeia)
    • CMMEF (Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods)
    • SMEWW (Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater)

Our team of over 8,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.

Contact The Element Team