Food Safety


Avalon tests food products for a range of harmful bacteria to ensure security of the supply chain while providing critical information to our clients. Our clients come from the food processing, seafood harvesting, and food distribution industries. We also partner with property owners and managers of institutions, restaurants, and retail operations to test the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitation procedures to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.

Avalon offers quality-assurance testing and shelf-life studies as well as the following routine microbiological analyses for food, water, and environmental samples.

  • Anaerobic sulfide reducing bacteria
  • Bacillus cereus
  • E. coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterococcus species
  • Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species
  • Salmonella species
  • Salt content
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Total and fecal coliforms
  • Total bacteria counts
  • Vibrio species
  • Yeast and moulds