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Environmental Monitoring

Food & Beverage

Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring has become a key means of ensuring food safety in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

AEMTEK can help your company align with FSMA requirements and validate your sanitation process by testing environmental samples from your production environment, or by helping develop an environmental monitoring plan (EMP).

Why do I need an environmental monitoring plan?

Foodborne pathogens, that have avoided eradication during sanitation procedures, can remain present on equipment and inside production facilities. These pathogens can make their way into products, causing contamination. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires food processing facilities to mitigate this risk, by instituting an environmental monitoring program. This program can include monitoring of the production environment through pathogen and bacterial swabbing, allergen swabbing, and air analysis.

Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) Assistance

Our experts will work with you directly to assist in developing a proper sampling plan or review your existing one.

We will start by visiting your facility to get a complete picture of your process and manufacturing environment. Our team will then identify related risk factors and work with your quality department to develop a proper sampling plan to monitor these risks.

Already have a sampling plan? AEMTEK is happy to review existing plans for efficiency and compliance with FSMA requirements.

EMP Testing & Sampling Supplies

For Environmental Monitoring

Our laboratory provides sampling supplies and analyses for executing your Environmental Monitoring Program. We also provide Sampling Instruction Videos for your convenience. Common analyses include:

Dual Pathogen Analysis

For Environmental Monitoring
If you perform both Salmonella and Listeria testing on environmental samples, you can receive a faster turnaround time and lower cost by utilizing our fully-validated Dual PCR Pathogen Analysis and Split Sampler Sponge!

Save Time

Save Money

The time-saving Split Sampler Sponge comes with a dual-sponge head, which enables the collection of two identical samples from a single swabbing event. After collection, the sponges can be broken apart before shipping to the laboratory, where they will be enriched separately for analysis.

After enrichment, the samples from both sponge bags are combined into a single “well” for analysis of both Salmonella and Listeria mono. in our PCR. This Dual PCR method provides a faster* turnaround time, while the utilization of a single “well” for both pathogen assays saves you money!

*compared to VIDAS

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Deep Technical Expertise

Get help solving your most complicated challenges from our team of seasoned industry professionals and Ph.D. scientists. We have experience in every aspect of laboratory testing, from chemistry and microbiology to product formulation and processing technology.

Direct Access to Experts

Gain more confidence in your product and food safety decisions by taking advantage of easy access to our Ph.D. scientists. We make sure our knowledgeable staff is easily accessible to address all your questions and provide advice in a timely manner, so you can do your job more efficiently.

A Partner in Growth

Work with a laboratory that cares about your business. For almost two decades, we have partnered with a range of companies to help solve challenges and support company growth. From early start-ups to established names, AEMTEK tailors it’s services to support your goals.

Reliable & Accurate Results

Breathe easier and sleep more soundly recognizing AEMTEK’s focus on analytical integrity.

We use the latest accredited methods and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver only the most accurate and reliable results to our clients.

Competitive Pricing & Fast TATs

Get results faster at competitive prices. All microbiology samples are prepped immediately upon arrival to ensure the quickest turnaround times possible.

Our chemistry testing has quick standard turnaround times.

Top-of-the-line Customer Care

Experience industry leading customer service. Get prompt replies to your questions whether via email, phone, or through our website chat. Our knowledgeable staff knows the importance of timeliness in the manufacturing industry and is here to address your questions and requests with speed and a smiling face.

Laboratory Accreditations

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Analyses are performed using various rapid and classical methods, including the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, the APHA Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, and the AOAC International Official Methods of Analysis. We employ rigid quality assurance guidelines in all testing. We offer modern rapid methods of analysis for reliable, timely results. Reports are electronically generated in a user-friendly language and format. In addition, our scientists are always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns.