Laboratory Accreditations

Aemtek is a testing laboratory specializing in the microbiological analysis of food, pharmaceutical and environmental samples. Aemtek is accredited by various appropriate private and governmental agencies. Our mission is to provide accurate, fast, and reliable laboratory services for the detection, identification and enumeration of microorganisms in products and the environment. We are committed to excellence in quality, service and technology. We recognize the precision, accuracy, and customer acceptance of our work is fundamental to Aemtek’s business viability. Aemtek has made quality assurance the focal point of our management strategy in all operations.

Aemtek’s quality assurance system is ISO 17025:2005 compliant. Our analytical methods are either standard methods (EPA, AWWA, FDA-BAM, USDA-FSIS, USP, AOAC, and ASTM) or developed and validated in-house based on scientific merit. Aemtek has repeatedly demonstrated competence and integrity throughout all of our interactions with the regulatory agencies and our customers.

A2LA Accreditation (accepted by FDA): Awarded to Aemtek for technical competence in the field of Biological Testing. This laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. This accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope and the operation of a laboratory quality management system (refer to joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué dated 8 January 2009). General food testing and FDA Automatic Detection food testing methods are included in the A2LA accreditation scope.

Aemtek follows FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), AOAC OMA or AOAC-RI validated testing methods for food testing. We have been submitting private laboratory data packages to FDA for import entry compliance, and have a track record of those reports being accepted by the FDA.

EMLAP Accreditation: American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Program (AIHA-LAP) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation (Lab No. 167620).  The scope of accreditation includes fungi and bacteria testing. AIHA-LAP LLC is full member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and a signatory of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).  

ELAP Accreditation: California Department of Public Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program granted Aemtek, Inc. Environmental Laboratory Certification in testing fields of microbiology, including coliforms, E. coli, and Enterococci, TDS of water, and environmental lead (Certification No. 2607).

EMPAT: Aemtek is actively participating in the AIHA Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing program for fungal and bacterial identification and fungal spore direct examination.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL: Proficiency Testing Program, Standard Microbiology Programs (MO1). The Standard Microbiology Program was developed for laboratories that compete in the area of food safety. This program helps laboratories prove proficiency in detection of pathogens (including Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, and Listeria), as well as quantifying coliforms, E. coli, Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus, yeast and mold, and aerobic organisms. The program offers eight test samples-four qualitative and four quantitative.