Proactive client attention
A leader in microbiological testing, AFL provides the highest quality work from analysis and reporting to troubleshooting and consultation. We deliver accurate, timely test results in a clear, concise format which means better decision-making.
Quality can be measured! Our practical approach ensures our clients receive:
- Research-based testing to deliver credible and accurate results
- Two-way communication through reporting, problem-solving and face-to-face meetings
- Compliance with industry standards and contract specifications
- State-of-the-industry facilities continuously introducing new technologies
Our Microbiology Department is fully equipped and staffed by experienced scientists and technicians qualified to conduct a full range of microbiology analysis on raw goods, ingredients, processed foods and foodservice products for both human and animal consumption.
Methods that meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005, including AOAC, FDA BAM, USDA FSIS, Compendium, Standard Methods for water, and Standard Methods for dairy.
Exceptional turnaround, including next day PCR results, is a standard operating procedure that sets AFL apart from many laboratories.
Shelf Life Studies
Trained microbiologists create shelf life protocols that meet the individual needs of each product type, this includes real-time and accelerated shelf life options.
Process Validation Studies
AFL will design and perform product specific studies to validate in-plant processing procedures. This is an important part to any HACCP control as a requirement of the new FSMA regulations.
AFL provides our clients with a real-time approach to data delivery and audit support. With a unique clients-only portal, results are always at your finger tips.
Provide wide variety of testing capabilities from routine analyses to complex instrumental methods—Biolog, Vitek2, GDS. Also refer to AFL’s complete list of testing services.
Microbiology Testing Services
|Quantitative||Aerobic Plate Count
Anaerobic Plate Count
|Escherichia coli Count
Fecal Coliform Count
Fecal Streptococcal Count
Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
|Qualitative||Campylobacter jejuniClostridium botulinum, E. coli
Top 6 Non O157 E. coli (STEC)
|Pharmaceutical / Nutraceutical / Cosmetic||Antimicrobial Effectiveness (USP 51)
|Microbial Limits (USP 61 and 2021)
Specified Microorganisms (USP 62