The following are recommended lists of services for each industry served:

Food Microbiology

Twin Arbor Labs can test a wide variety of food products for specific microbial contaminants. We utilize many different methods to meet industry standards of microbial testing. Our microbiology analysis and testing capabilities include:

  • qualitative pathogen detection

  • quantitative enumeration of indicator and spoilage organisms

 

We utilize ​AOAC and FDA BAM methodologies as well as in house validated methods. We also use the state of the art Hygeina BAX System for reliable high throughput testing for a wide range of products.​

Our food safety microbiological services cover a wide range of services needed to meet the the demands by the the diverse food processing industry.

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Canned Foods

  • Canned sterility (10 day incubation for the can, 3-5 day incubation for bacterial counts)​

  • APC (total aerobic plate count)

  • MSC (mesophilic anaerobic plate count)

  • TYM (total yeast and mold count)

  • Spore former plate count

Pickled Fruits and Vegetables

  • E. coli O157:H7

  • Salmonella spp.

  • other

Dairy

  • Listeria spp.

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Lactobacillus (plate count)

Meats

Poultry

  • Campylobacter jejuni

  • Salmonella spp.

Beef

  • APC (total aerobic plate count)

  • E. coli / coliform

  • E. coli (O157:H7 and STEC family)

Pork

  • APC (total aerobic plate count)

  • E. coli / coliform

  • Campylobacter jejuni

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • Listeria monocytogenes

Bakery Products

and Confectionery

  • Salmonella spp.

  • TYM (total yeast mold)

  • E. coli / coliform

  • E. coli (O157:H7 and STEC family)

Spices and Dried Herbs

  • Salmonella spp.

  • E.coli/coliform (plate count)

  • TYM (total yeast mold)

  • Bacillus cereus (plate count)

Minimally Processed 

Fruits and Vegetables

  • E. coli O157:H7

  • Listeria monocytogenes

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Campylobacter jejuni

  • Y. enterocolitica

  • TYM (total yeast and mold count)

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Fermented Foods

  • Enterococcus (plate count)

  • E. coli (plate count)

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Listeria spp.

  • Staphylococcus aureus

Juice and Beverages

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Listeria spp.

  • Lactobacillus (plate count)

  • Sporeformer plate count

  • APC (total aerobic plate count)

  • MSC (mesophilic anaerobic plate count)

Grains (cereal and

cereal products)

  • TYM (total yeast and mold)

  • Bacillus cereus (plate count)

  • E. coli / coliform (plate count)

  • Enterococcus (plate count)

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Staphylococcus aureus

Pet Foods

  • Salmonella spp.

  • TYM (total yeast mold)

  • E. coli / coliform

  • E. coli (O157:H7 and STEC family)

Packaged Foods

  • Listeria spp.

  • Salmonella spp.

  • Shigella spp.

  • E. coli (O157H7 and STEC family)

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • Streptococcus pyogenes