Bacteria are detected using the latest and most effective technologies to ensure fast turnaround times and fair cost.
Most methods are performed under ISO 17025:2005 accreditation. Methods resources include AOAC Official Methods of Analysis (OMA), FDA Bacteriological Analytical Methods (BAM), FSIS Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLA), Codex Alimentarius and the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN).
NSL is an active FERN laboratory. Bacteriological testing is performed according to ISO 17025:2005 in all agricultural and seafood products. NSL services may be included as part of a production monitoring program.
Quotes available upon request
based on the 7 CFR 91.37 hourly rate: AMSLaboratoryDivision@ams.usda.gov