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Microbiology Testing

Food & Beverage

Microbiology Testing

Microbial analysis of food and beverages is recommended for the prevention of foodborne illnesses, quality control, and compliance with FDA and USDA regulations. These tests enable AEMTEK clients to monitor their products in order to prevent microbial contamination, which, if not detected in time, may cause product loss through spoilage as well as pose serious health risks through food poisoning.

Quality Indicator Testing

AEMTEK provides a wide range of specialized and routine quality indicator testing for food and beverage products. Some of our more common analyses include:

Microbiology Quality Indicators

  • Total Aerobic Plate Count (APC)
  • Yeast & Mold Plate Count
  • Total Coliforms
  • Escherichia. coli (E. coli)
  • Lactobacilli (lactic acid bacteria)
  • Total Anaerobic Plate Count
  • Flat sour organisms (heat tolerant BacilliClostridium & Desulfotomaculum)
  • Mesophilic Sporeformers
  • etc.

Chemistry Quality Indicators

  • Moisture (loss on drying)
  • pH
  • Water Activity (aw)
  • Sodium
  • Nutrition labeling
  • Aflatoxin
  • Ochratoxin
  • Extraneous Matter Identification

Foodborne Pathogen Detection

AEMTEK utilizes the latest technologies for accurate pathogen detection with rapid turnaround times. Common analyses include:

Common Pathogen Analyses

  • Salmonella species
  • Listeria monocytogenes and other species
  • Campylobacter
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Shigella
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Staphylococcus aureus & other species (including Staph. enterotoxins)
  • Aflatoxins & other mycotoxins
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Pseudomonas

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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.