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

Testing Protocol

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

Testing Standards

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.

Methods Employed


Testing Types

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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US Headquarters

  • 43760 Trade Center Place
    Suite 100
    Dulles, Virginia 20166

    (877) 648-9150

    (877) 598-0946