Certified Laboratories offers a comprehensive range of microbiological testing services. Analyses range from Total Plate Count, Yeast & Mold and Aflatoxin analysis to specific pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7, Salmonella and Listeria. All analyses are intended to ensure the highest safety and quality of food products. We are equipped to handle all of your testing needs from post-harvest to the supermarket.
Certified Laboratories has served the dairy industry since 1926 and has particular expertise in analyzing raw milk, milk products, and other dairy products including yogurt, cheese, and ice cream. We currently perform microbiological testing as well as chemical analysis on dairy products on a routine basis. We are accredited in New York, California and other states.
Certified Laboratories has been a United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS) approved laboratory since the 1960s. We work for many large and small processed meat manufacturers, as well as companies that import meat to assure quality and safety in their meat products. We also perform meat drilling following the proper MICA (Meat Importer Council of America) guidelines.
Certified Laboratories developed a standardized protocol for determining the shelf life of refrigerated foods for the Refrigerated Foods Association. This includes challenging the food to determine the effectiveness of preservatives and other hurdles. We specialize in working with the FDA and USDA to protect the public health from Listeria monocytogenes among ready-to-eat foods.
Certified Laboratories is a recognized leader in the areas of spice and seasoning testing. We analyze for Sudan and other dyes, covering spices and other products both by HPLC and HPLC/MS-MS. We are proud to have been part of the working group that established and validated the current method for ASTA (American Spice Trade Association). Our staff is well trained in all spice analyses including Piperine, Heat by HPLC and Steam Volatile Oil (SVO).
Certified Laboratories is a leader in the area of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-related seafood analyses and is recognized by every FDA District in the country, having established good working relationships with each. We can handle any type of analyses required by the FDA on your merchandise including filth, decomposition and antibiotics. Our national sampling capabilities make us the most proficient laboratory for these services.