Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc.

Food Microbiology

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The staff at Aerobiology can provide analytical testing for your raw materials and finished food products. We offer testing for a broad range of food pathogens, such as Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria. In addition to evaluating the microbial bioburden we offer product performance tests such as shelf life studies, aW (water activity), titratable acidity and pH. Contact the laboratory for specialized microbial or performance testing needs.

  • Quality Control Testing: Pathogenic Isolation, Enumeration and Identification
  • Shelf life Studies: Indicator and Spoilage Organisms
  • Product Validation and Challenge Studies: Sanitation and Environmental Audits

Each and every food can have its own unique conditions that will encourage or inhibit certain types of microbial growth. The years of experience provided by Aerobiology's microbiologists can target those organisms most likely to contaminate your particular food item or infect a large scale production issue.

Other Groups Can Also Be Tested For

  • Acidophiles
  • Sulfide Spoilage
  • Nitrate Reducers, Denitrifiers
  • Thermophiles
  • Mesophiles
  • Sulfate Reducers
  • Psychrophiles
  • Rope Spore
  • Iron Oxidizers

Toxins, Metabolites and Other Services

  • Aflatoxin
  • GMO Testing
  • Fumonisin
  • Botulinum Toxin
  • Bacillus Enterotoxin
  • Histamine (Scombroid Poisoning)
  • Meat Adulteration
  • Zearalenone
  • Various mycotoxins
  • Staph. Aureus Enterotoxins
  • Gluten Testing
  • Almond, Egg, Milk and Peanut Allergens
  • Ochratoxin
  • Vomitoxin

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates utilizes all of the established and recognized reference manuals and methods to satisfy the needs of its clients.

Customized Microbial Studies will be designed in corroboration with your company to suit your particular food testing requirements.

  • USDA
  • BAM
  • AOAC
  • USP
  • APHA
  • ASTM

Below are examples of large scale contamination control testing possible with us.

Creating an effective quality control testing programs for one of the nation's largest fast food restaurant chains, this effort has substantially reduced problem contamination issues for this company and continues to monitor and test each restaurant on a quarterly basis.

Modernizing and updating a food pathogen detection program for leading food packaging manufacturers. Helping them meet their microbial quality control objectives at a significantly reduced cost.

Innovative tracking studies to identify contamination bacteria in sabotaged food items that resulted in product recalls and though DNA identification, track the source of the contamination to the guilty parties.

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