New Food Lab Complete: Babcock Labs Expands Food Testing Services with New Lab

Babcock Labs' New Food Lab

Babcock Labs’ New Food Lab

Babcock Labs is excited to announce the completion of its new food lab! The lab is custom-designed to house a range of food testing services, with room to add additional testing capabilities as more FSMA regulations and foodborne illness concerns surface.

Currently, Babcock Labs provides food testing services that will be required under many of the new FSMA rules and food safety legislation. These analyses include aerobic plate count (also known as standard plate count or total viable count), yeast and mold, pathogens such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella, Listeria Species (Monocytogenes), organisms such as Staphylococcus aureas, Enterobacteriaceae, lactic acid bacteria, total coliform, shelf life testing, and Proposition 65 metals. With the addition of the food lab, Babcock Labs has brought online new methodologies to expand its food testing services to meet even more proposed FSMA rules. These new analyses include allergen testing (i.e. egg, milk, gluten, shell fish, peanut, almond, melamine, bovine material, etc.) as well as swab and sponge environmental sampling, challenge testing, organoleptic testing, and alcohol content testing.

The construction of the new food lab couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of some key Babcock Labs staff members. Research and Development Chemist Samia Estassi, Ph.D., Laboratory Director of Operations Paul Monroy, and Food Analyst Tyler Collins each played an instrumental role in the development and completion of the new food lab.

The addition of the food lab further enhances the core purpose of Babcock Labs: to protect the environment and the public health.

For more information about Babcock Labs’ food testing services, contact Dan Wing at or 951-653-3351 ext. 240.

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