AFL is the Leading Analytical Laboratory in the Southwest

Integrated Solutions
We are a true one-stop full service lab that provides integrated solutions and a consultative approach on interpretation of your results.

Technical Expertise
More than 75% of AFL staff hold degrees in the areas of Food Nutrition, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Culinary, and Food Science. Our employees hold Ph.D., B.S., B.A., M.S. and R.D. degrees. We have, without question, the most qualified, responsible and proactive professionals in the industry.

One Location
Our departments are all housed in one location and all our services are performed in-house.  AFL is a true one-stop full service lab that provides integrated solutions and a consultative approach on interpretation of results.

Quick Response Times
AFL prides itself on quick response-turnaround on microbiology and chemistry testing as well as sample submission so your business is not waiting on lengthy delays.

Get a Look of Our New Lab in this Video!

Celebrating 25 years in business at the open house of our brand-new custom built 22,000 sq. ft. ISO-accredited laboratory completed in 2017.

Services from the most qualified professionals in the industry

Microbiology
A leader in microbiological testing, AFL provides the highest quality work from analysis and reporting to troubleshooting and consultation. We deliver accurate, timely test results in a clear, concise format which means better decision-making.

Chemistry
AFL is expertly staffed and well equipped to provide thorough chemical analysis and related testing on ingredients, certified organics and processed food good for human and animal dietary use.

Nutritional Analysis
Analytical and database methods of providing the nutrient information required for mandatory and voluntary Nutrition Facts Panel (NLEA) labeling. Strict code of confidentiality to protect proprietary formulations.

Vendor Compliance
AFL manages all administrative, operational and logistical functions from sample pickup and drop off and monthly direct billing, providing you with validated and statistical results and suggested areas of improvements. Provide us your vendor information and let us do the rest.

Sensory
How does sight, sound, smell, touch and taste work together? How do you know which option is the right one for you? The sensory details and microbiology results work together to strengthen your product’s shelf life.

Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics
As a full-service, objective 3rd party laboratory, AFL can consult, troubleshoot and deliver solutions to our clients in a clear, concise and logical format makes the difference with every test result.

A Few Words from Our CEO

“We started off with food—food microbiology was our mainstay, and in 25 years the business has grown to be the largest analytical lab in the southwest. AFL is known for maintaining up-to-date industry knowledge and standards, solving complex business challenges and offering unparalleled technical expertise to every client, every day with every test result.”

Becky Pfundheller - President and CEO Analytical Food Laboratories (AFL)

AFL Certifications and Accreditations

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“We have, without question, the most qualified, responsible and proactive professionals in the industry.”

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More than 75% of AFL staff hold degrees in the areas of Food Nutrition, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Culinary, and Food Science. Our employees hold Ph.D., B.S., B.A., M.S. and R.D. degrees.

News and Updates

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Check Out the Latest from AFL

NEW ICP-MS Testing Capabilities. Get Results Fast!

AFL Has New In-House ICP-MS Capabilities & Turnaround Time. Get Results Fast! We have successfully installed a Thermo-Scientific™ iCAP™ RQ ICP-MS. This instrument, coupled with a CEM Mars microwave digestion system, allows for elemental analysis down to ppm (parts per million) or sub-ppb (parts per billion) levels depending on the sample and analyte. AFL can […]

Thank You D CEO Magazine for highlighting how AFL overcomes challenges and stays on track for success!

The Women Presidents’ Organization Brings Female Leaders Together Pfundheller, who has a degree in microbiology and is the sole owner of the business, recalls reaching a point about five years ago when her own ideas, and those of her management team, were falling short of what she needed. “I needed some fresh people to bounce […]

Are Your Menus Updated for the New FDA Law?

Your Menu Represents Your Brand …Are Your Menus Updated for the New FDA Law? What exactly is required to be posted on menus and menu boards? Calorie information Succinct statement concerning suggested daily calorie intake Statement that written nutrition information is available upon request Who is affected?  Consumers must now have access to calories on menus […]