Proactive client attention
A leader in microbiological testing, AFL (Analytical Food Laboratories) serves its clients with 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.
Expertise you can count on
With 20 years of industry experience, AFL is a full-service, third-party laboratory offering a complete portfolio of microbiology tests across a wide group of industries. Our highly trained team of microbiologists and technicians are dedicated to providing the required specialized knowledge, accreditations and compliance with federal regulations.
Quality can be measured!
Our practical approach ensures our clients receive:
Our Microbiology Department is fully equipped and staffed by experienced scientists and technicians qualified to conduct a full range of microbiology analysis on raw goods, ingredients, processed foods and foodservice products for both human and animal consumption.
- Research-based testing to deliver credible and accurate results
- Two-way communication through reporting, problem-solving and face-to-face meetings
- Compliance with industry standards and contract specifications
- State-of-the-industry facilities continuously introducing new technologies
Methods that meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005, including AOAC, FDA BAM, USDA FSIS, Compendium, Standard Methods for water, and Standard Methods for dairy.
Exceptional turnaround, including next day PCR results, is a standard operating procedure that sets AFL apart from many laboratories.
||Shelf Life Studies:
Trained microbiologists create shelf life protocols that meet the individual needs of each product type, this
includes real-time and accelerated shelf life options.
||Process Validation Studies:
AFL will design and perform product specific studies to validate in-plant processing procedures. This is a valuable addition to any HACCP program and contributes to a company’s overall food safety and quality goals.
AFL provides our clients with a real-time approach to data delivery and audit support. With a unique clients-only portal, results are always at your finger tips.
Provide wide variety of testing capabilities from routine analyses to complex instrumental methodsBiolog, Vitek2, TEMPO, GDS, BAX, IQ-Check BioRad. Also refer to AFL’s complete list of testing services.
Click here to download AFL's Microbiology Services document.
||Aerobic Plate Count
Anaerobic Plate Count
|Escherichia coli Count
Fecal Coliform Count
Fecal Streptococcal Count
Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
Top 6 Non O157 E. coli (STEC)
Vitek 2 compact
|Pharmaceutical / Nutraceutical / Cosmetic
||Antimicrobial Effectiveness (USP 51)
|Microbial Limits (USP 61 and 2021)
Specified Microorganisms (USP 62