More than 75 million cases of food borne illness are reported each year in the US.

Whether you are seeking compliance to FDA regulations or have a unique need, EMSL has a laboratory near you that specializes in microbial testing for those who manufacture, process, pack or hold food.

For over 30 years EMSL has led the industry in testing and analysis. Our professional staff of trained scientists, technicians and analysts can also provide Method Validation & Development.

Laboratory Services

Aerobic Plate Count
Aerobic Spore Former Count
Anaerobic Plate Count
Anaerobic Spore Former Count
Bacillus Cereus
Bacterial Identification
Bacterial Population (Aerobic Plate Count)
Campylobacter (Presence/Absence)
Canner’s Test
Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus
Contamination Source Tracking
Cyclospora (Presence/Absence)
Detection of Clostridium Botulinum Types A, B, E, and F
E. coli O157:H7 (Presence/Absence) – RUSH SERVICE AVAILABLE
Food DNA Authentication
Fungal Identification
Fungal Population (Yeast & Mold)
GMO Analysis
Isolate Identification – Bacterial
Isolate Identification – Fungal

Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
Lactobacillus Species Count
Listeria (Presence/Absence) – RUSH SERVICE AVAILABLE
Listeria Monocytogenes
Matrix Specific Method Validation
Meat Speciation by PCR
Non-O157 Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli (STEC) –
O26, O45, O103, O111, O12, O145
Pathogen Confirmation
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Salmonella (Presence/Absence) – RUSH SERVICE AVAILABLE
Sanitation Validation
Shigella by qPCR & Culture – RUSH SERVICE AVAILABLE
Somatic Cell Count by Direct Microscopy
Special Projects
Spoilage Organisms
Staphylococcus Aureus
Thermophilic Aerobic Spore Former Count
Thermophilic Anaerobic Spore Former Count
Total Coliform / E. coli
Yeast & Mold

Submit 2 oz sample per analyte requested*