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.

Food microbiology

Our services include

  • Bacterial Plate Counts
  • Yeast & Mold Plate Counts
  • Pathogen Testing
    • Bacillus cereus
    • Clostridium perfringens
    • Coliforms/E. coli
    • E. coli, O157:H7
    • Listeria monocytogenes
    • Listeria spp.
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Salmonella spp.
    • Salmonella enteritidis
    • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • 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
Food Microbiology

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)
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