Food Safety


Avalon delivers food pathology and safety testing to clients in the food processing, harvesting, and distribution industries. We also partner with property owners and managers of institutions, restaurants, and retail operations 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 and chemistry analyses for food, water, and environmental samples.

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