FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

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.

ABOUT US

Our History

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.

Our Services

*Aerobic Plate Count
Alicyclobacillus
Anaerobic Plate Count
Bacillus cereus

*Coliform Count
Clostridium perfringens
Enterobacteriaceae
*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

Pseudomonas aeruginosa



*Salmonella sp. (ELISA and PCR)

*Staphylococcus aureus/Coagulase + Staph.

*Yeast and Mold Count

Aflatoxin

Allergens

       Egg

       Gliadin (Gluten)

       Milk

       Soy

       Peanut

       Almond

pH

Moisture

Water Activity

*Covered Under Scope of Accreditation

Shelf Life Studies

Challenge Studies

On Site Consulting

Environmental Verification

Sanitation Audits

HACCP Review

Validation Studies

Resources

Resources, Accreditation Documents, and Other Links

Posters

Upcoming Events

 

2020 IFT Suppliers Night - Virtual Expo

November 10, 2020

Donald E Stevens Center

Rosemont, Illinois

Booth 545

2021 IFT Food Expo

July 18-21, 2021

McCormick Place

Chicago, Illinois

Booth S217

 
 
 

CONTACT REGION FOOD LABORATORY

Thanks for your interest in our services. Get in touch with us for any questions or comments regarding our work and publications. We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Address

9839 Industrial Court, Unit C, Highland, IN 46322, USA

Contact

(219) 922-1100

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