FSNS microbiology analyzing and testing capabilities include: qualitative pathogen detection, quantitative enumeration of indicator and spoilage organisms, microbiological toxin detection, and other special microbiological services.

Qualitative Testing, Pathogens
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • Cronobacter sakazakil
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7
  • “Top 6” Non–O157 STEC
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Listeria spp.
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Shigella spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • USP 62 Testing
  • USP 2022 Testing
  • Vibrio spp.
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
Quantitative Testing, Indicator and Spoilage Organisms
  • Aciduric Bacteria
  • Aerobic/Anaerobic Plate Counts
  • Aeromonas Plate Count
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliform Counts (Total, Fecal)
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 MPN
  • Enterobacteriaceae Count
  • Gas Forming Anaerobes
  • Generic Escherichia coli Count
  • Heat Resistant Mold
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Lactobacillus spp. Count
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
  • Listeria monocytogenes MPN
  • Mesophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Spore Counts
  • Osmophilic Yeast and Mold Count
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • Psychrotrophic Plate Count
  • Rapid Aerobic Plate Count
  • Rapid Coliform Count
  • Rapid Yeast and Mold Count
  • Salmonella spp. MPN
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus spp. Counts (Total, Fecal)
  • Sulfide Reducing Sporeformers
  • Thermophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Bacteria Counts
  • Thermophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Spore Counts
  • USP 61 Testing
  • USP 2021 Testing
  • Yeast and Mold Counts
Microbial Toxins
  • Aflatoxins EIA (Total)
  • Aflatoxins HPLC
  • Staphylococcus Enterotoxins
  • Bacillus Enterotoxin
Special Microbial Services Available
  • AOAC PTM Single Laboratory Method Validations
  • AOAC OMA Collaboration
  • Bacterial and Fungal Speciation
  • Bacterial and Fungal Subtyping
  • Customer Complaint Sample Analyses
  • Environmental Monitoring Assessments
  • Foreign Material Identification
  • HACCP Critical Control Point Validation Testing
  • Health Canada MFLP Method Validations
  • Hormone Testing
  • Inoculated Pack and Challenge Studies
  • Meat Speciation
  • Microbial Serology
  • Microscopic Evaluations
  • Process and Product Validation
  • Proficiency Testing Services
  • Spoilage Investigations
  • Thermal Death Time (TDT) Studies
  • USP Suitability and Preparatory Testing