MICROBIOLOGY

analytical testing services

Advanced Food Labs provides the following analytical testing services to the food & beverage industry. Each analysis in our comprehensive scope of services follows strict adherence to only official and validated methods that meet national and international standards of proficiency. Every service we offer is performed utilizing the most advanced technologies, state of the art equipment, and technical expertise to ensure result precision and accuracy.

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSES

  • Aerobic (Standard) Plate Count

  • Anaerobic Plate Count

  • Bacillus cereus

  • Bacterial identification

  • Campylobacter

  • Clostridium perfringens

  • Clostridium botulinum

  • Total Coliform

  • E. coli

  • E. coli O157:H7

  • Enterobacteriaceae

  • Heterfermentative Lactobacillus

  • Heterotrophic Plate Count

  • Lactic Acid Bacteria

  • Listeria

  • Listeria monocytogenes

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Psychotrophic Plate Count

  • Residual Bacteria Count (Environmental)

  • Salmonella

  • Staphylococcus

  • STEC (Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli)

  • Streptococcus

  • Vibrio

  • Yeast

  • Mold

  • Water Potability

 

FOOD ALLERGENS

  • Aflatoxin

  • Crustacea

  • Dairy

  • Egg

  • Gliadin (Gluten)

  • Mustard

  • Peanuts

  • Soy

  • Multi Tree Nuts

PROXIMATE ANALYSES

  • Ash

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

  • Cholesterol

  • Fat

  • Fatty Acid Profile

  • Free Fatty Acids

  • Fiber (Total Dietary, Crude)

  • Moisture

  • Protein

  • H/P

 

CHEMICAL ANALYSES

  • Alcohol (ABV)

  • Arsenic

  • Brix

  • Butterfat

  • Caffeine

  • Chloride

  • Chlorine

  • Conductivity

  • Heavy Metals

  • Histamine

  • Lead

  • Methyl Bromide

  • Mercury (Total)

  • Nitrates

  • Nitrites

  • % Oxygen

  • Peroxide Value

  • pH

  • Phosphates

  • % Salt

  • Solids (Dissolved, Suspended, Volatile)

  • Sugar Profile

  • Sugar Alcohol

  • Sulfites

  • Sulfates

  • TBA Value

  • Titratable Acidity

  • TVBN

  • Turbidity 

  • Water Activity (Aw)

  • Water Phase Salt

 

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSES

  • Lab Nutritional Analysis

  • Database Nutritional Analysis

  • Ingredients Statement Consulting

SHELF LIFE STUDIES

  • Shelf Life Evaluation

  • Accelerated Shelf Life Evaluation

  • Shelf Life Extension Consulting

  • Organoleptic Analysis

  • Product Spoilage Investigation​

VITAMINS & MINERALS

  • Vitamins (A,B1,B2,C,D,E)

  • Calcium

  • Copper

  • Iron

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Sodium

  • Zinc

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Cost Reduction Assistance

  • Technical Advisory

  • Product Development

  • Product Formulation

  • Product and Process Audits

  • Operation Simplification

 

OTHER

  • Foreign Matter Identification

  • Decomposition

  • Entomology

  • Filth 

  • Rancidity

  • Other analysis available upon request.