Increased awareness of food safety from farm to fork has led to a food safety revolution. We at PrimusLabs offer complete testing capabilities for the detection of pathogens and indicator organisms which may be responsible for food safety and quality issues. Due to the illnesses and deaths caused by pathogenic food borne bacteria, microbiological testing has become a higher priority among food industry professionals. PrimusLabs utilizes current FDA, USDA, AOAC and NOM approved methodologies for its microbiological analysis. Equipment such as the PCR and other techniques are employed with being open 365 days a year and around the clock service to provide the fastest turn-around time for results. PrimusLabs employs well-trained, highly qualified, and dedicated professionals to assure the client obtains accurate and timely analytical results.

PrimusLabs Microbiological Services:
FDA Import Detention Testing
Occasionally FDA will stop shippers and importers at the border from shipping products based on a positive test for a pathogen.

PrimusLabs offers a wide range of microbiological services including Total Plate Count, Total Coliform, FC, E. Coli, Listeria, Salmonella, E. Coli-157:H7, and Yeast & Mold analysis for determination of environmental cleanliness.

Water Sources
PrimusLabs offers certified water testing for Total Coliform and E.coli to determine water quality --this includes drinking water. PrimusLabs also provides water sampling by trained samplers who can be dispatched to pull samples according to your needs. All samplers have been trained to follow LGMA guidelines for sampling, if needed.

Final Product
PrimusLabs offers a comprehensive array of final product tests that include Total Plate Count, Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, E. Coli, Yeast and Mold and others for product quality.

Field Sampling
PrimusLabs offers trained field samplers to pull residue, microbiological and water samples in accordance to PrimusLabs' in-house SOP and LGMA protocol. To schedule sampling just call The Santa Maria Dispatch Group at 805-922-0055 or send over a quick e-mail to and one of our staff will get back to you.

Client Sampling Guidelines
PrimusLabs provides Client Sampling Guidelines to be used as a resource for our customers to help develop their own in house SOPs. Please click on the Client Sampling Guidelines link at the top right for a list of guidelines PrimusLabs has provided for your use.

Shipment of Samples
PrimusLabs works very hard to insure quick and reliable sample shipment. Most sample shipments are sent out and received the next day or transported via our staff shuttle for same day service when needed. PrimusLabs prides itself on trying to get each and every shipment to the lab as quickly as possible. Please see Sample Shipment guidelines at the right.



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