Microbiology Tests

Preventing consumer exposure to harmful pathogens and food-borne illnesses is important work. We provide several microbiology testing solutions that ensure the safety of consumers.

Pathogen Testing

  • Salmonella species

  • Cronobacter species

  • Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes

  • Escherichia coli - O157:H7 and STEC

  • USP Testing

Quantitative Assays

  • Aerobic / Anaerobic plate count

  • Bacillus cereus

  • Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus aureus

  • Coliforms

  • Escherichia coli

  • Enterobacteriaceae

  • Probiotic enumerations

  • USP Testing

  • Yeast and mold counts

Allergen Testing

  • Peanuts

  • Eggs

  • Dairy

  • Gluten

  • Soy

  • Sesame

  • Tree Nuts 

A photo of a jar of peanut butter and peanuts used in Covance's microbiology testing services.


Projects and Research

  • Custom designs, including challenge studies, process validation and shelf life

Training Services

  • HACCP training and topics related to food safety systems and laboratory techniques