Microbiological Testing Services from Food Safety Net Services (FSNS)


Food Safety Net Services is a network of ISO/IEC 17025/A2LA accredited laboratories providing coast-to-coast service with locations in San Antonio, Dallas, Green Bay, Phoenix, Atlanta, Fresno, and Los Angeles. FSNS also offers expert consultation services including GFSI food safety audits, on-site customized BRC and HACCP educational courses, consulting & crisis management programs, regulatory support, and microbiological and chemical testing, including nutritional labeling.

Our laboratories are open 24/7, year round. We implement official methodologies of analysis such as AOAC, USDA, AOCS, FDA, ASTA and other published methods. Our laboratory experts work with you to develop and choose an effective testing program and method to verify food quality and safety based on your needs. Maximizing the impact of your testing programs is our priority. Our commitment to personalized customer service is unsurpassed.

8 Laboratories nationwide; open 24/7/365. Our FSNS Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments provided by the leading manufacturers. Our Microbiological testing equipment includes: GDS, PCR BAX, and traditional thermocyclers all used to detect pathogens using molecular techniques. Our VIDAS and ELISA detect biochemical substrates of target pathogen proteins. Turn-around time is key and our Eddy Jet spiral plating machine allows for multiple serial dilutions to be plated on a single plate for a single sample. Flash and Grow and Petrifilm reader automatically count bacteria present in a sample.

We offer complete testing capabilities for the detection of pathogens, toxins and indicator organisms which may be responsible for food safety and quality issues.

Types of Testinig:

Quantitative Testing: Aerobic/Anaerobic Plate Counts, Acidophiles, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Coliforms, Total Coliform Count, Generic E. coli Count, E. coli O157:H7, Enterobacteriaceae Count, Enterobacteriaceae spp., Fecal Coliform count, Fecal Streptococcus Count, Lactobacillus spp., Lactic Acid Bacteria Count, Listeria monocytogenes, Mesophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Spore Counts, Mesophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Bacteria Counts, Psychrotrophic Plate Count, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Thermophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Bacteria Counts, Thermophilic Aerobic/Anaerobic Spore Counts, Heterotrophic Plate Count, Yeast and Mold Counts

Pathogens – Qualitative: Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter spp., Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, E. coli 0157:H7, E. sakazaki, Enterohermorraphic E. coli, Enteropathogenic E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Pseudomonas spp., Salmonella spp., Shigella, Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio spp.

Microbial Toxins: Aflatoxins EIA (Total), Ciguatoxin, Saxitoxin, Scombroid Toxicity, Botulinum Toxin, Okadaic Acid, Domoic Acid, Mycotoxins, Staphylococcal enterotoxins, Bacillus enterotoxin, Vomitoxin, Ochratoxin

Allergen Testing: Egg, Milk, Wheat (Gliadin/Gluten), Shell Fish, Almond, Peanut, Walnut, Hazelnut, Soy, Mustard, Sesame, Lupine, Casein, B-Lactoglobulin (BLG)

Additional Microbial Services Available: Bacterial identification, Central nervous tissue testing, Challenge studies, Process and Product validations, Thermal Death Time (TDT) studies, HACCP Validation Testing, Customer complaint sample analyses, Environmental monitoring, Foodborne illness investigation, Foreign material identification, HACCP Verification Testing, Meat Speciation, Method collaboration, Microbial serology, Microscopic evaluations, Molecular Pathogen Screening, Process and Product validation, Spoilage investigations, USP Testing.

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) Contact Information

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS)

199 W. Rhapsody
San Antonio, TX 78216

888-525-9788 x 239

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