Independent Microbiological Research, Testing and Consulting
Providing custom, basic, and applied microbiological services pertaining to the food industry. Our many services include routine food microbiological testing, allergens, support chemistry, shelf life and challenge studies and on-site consulting for HACCP and sanitation issues.
The laboratory was established in 1990 with the goal of catering to the needs of the food industry, particularly, the small and midsize food companies.
The laboratory continues to accomplish these goals and in order to better serve the food industry it achieved laboratory accreditation in 2010 and has maintained the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), certificate number 2978.01.
R F Lab is located in Highland, Indiana. We offer sample pick up service to Chicago, the surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana. Samples may also be sent by mail.
*Aerobic Plate Count
Anaerobic Plate Count
*E. coli Count (Generic)
*E. coli O157:H7 (ELISA)
Flat Sour Spore Count
Heat Resistant Mold
Lactic Acid Bacteria Count
*Listeria sp./Listeria monocytogenes
(ELISA and PCR)
Mesophilic/Thermophilic Spore Count
*Salmonella sp. (ELISA and PCR)
*Staphylococcus aureus/Coagulase + Staph.
*Yeast and Mold Count
*Covered Under Scope of Accreditation
Shelf Life Studies
On Site Consulting
Resources, Accreditation Documents, and Other Links
2020 IFT Suppliers Night
November 4, 2020
Donald E Stevens Center
2021 IFT Food Expo
July 19-21, 2021
CONTACT REGION FOOD LABORATORY
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