Food Microbiology Testing from Microbac Laboratories, Inc.


Microbac Laboratories, Inc. is a diversified commercial testing laboratory group with 24 locations within our nationwide network. Microbac provides an unequalled level of customer care expressed through analytical and consultative services. Throughout the network, Microbac's analytical chemistry offerings include full nutritional label analysis, sugar profile analysis, fatty acid profiles, amino acid profiles, pesticide residues, vitamin and mineral analysis, and detection of food allergens. Microbac's food and water microbiology offerings include pathogen detection, shelf life studies, microbial challenge studies, contamination and source identification through PCR analysis. GMO testing and food plant GMP audits are also available.

Specialized food micro testing services include:
PCR testing and analysis
Shelf-life studies
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) (using PCR testing and analysis)
Microbial challenge studies
Identification of unknowns (using FTIR SEM-EDS technology)
Pathogen detection
HACCP plan validation and verification
Food-borne illness investigations
Vendor quality audits
Troubleshooting audits

Microbac food microbiologists routinely perform food micro testing and analyses applicable to every major food product category, including:
Aerobic plate count (to indicate product quality)
Campylobacter (poultry products)
Clostridium botulinum (canned vegetables)
Coliform / E. coli (indicates food product quality and safety)
E. coli O:157 H:7 (ground beef and unpasteurized juice products)
Lactobacillus (salad dressings and vacuum-packaged products)
Listeria (meat, vegetables, deli salads, RTEs, and dairy)
Pseudomonas (fresh meat, poultry, and fish)
Salmonella (meat, poultry, vegetables, and dairy products)
Staphylococcus aureus (deli salads, processed meat, and poultry)
Vibrio (fish and seafood)
Yeast and mold (sauces, dressings, beverages, and dairy products)

Indicator Organisms:
Aerobic Plate Count
Anaerobic Plate Count
Total coliform Count
Generic E. coli Count
Lactobacillus species
Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
Mesophillic Aerobic and Anaerobic Spore Count
Thermophillic Aerobic and Anaerobic Spore Count
Yeast and Mold Count

Pathogen Detection:
Bacillus Cereus
Campylobacter species
Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium perfringens
E. coli O:157 H:7
Listeria monocytogenes
Pseudomonas species
Salmonella species
Shigatoxin Producing E. coli (STEC)
Staphylococcus aureus

Foodborne Illness Investigations
Food Safety and GMP Audits
HACCP plan review
Microbial Challenge Studies
Microbial Risk Assessments
Shelf life Studies
Vendor Approval and Certification Programs
Vendor Quality Audits
Troubleshooting Audits

Microbac’s goal is to meet or exceed your expectations. To accomplish this, we have in place at each of our Divisions, a management system that addresses everything from documented operating procedures, to analyst training, sample handling and analysis, along with necessary support activities such as purchasing, equipment calibration and instrument maintenance.  These management systems conform to either ISO/IEC 17025, TNI (The NELAC Institute) standards or comply with various state certification or program requirements.

Microbac Laboratories, Inc. Contact Information

Microbac Laboratories, Inc.

101 Bellevue Road, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15229


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