Take the next step.

Request a quote for our quality-assured services, and we will get back to you in the next couple of business days.

Get in touch with us.

Have questions or comments about our services? Please send us a message and we will get in touch with you soon.



A reputation for excellence

Ensuring food is safe from microbiological contamination is a priority as well as following legislative requirements at all stages of the food chain. The extensive range of Microbiology testing available at ALS comprises reference and alternative methodologies, including classical cultural, ELISA, PCR and MALDI-TOF confirmation techniques.


Microbiology capacity & commitment

With our network of accredited laboratories, highly experienced microbiology team and extensive range of microbiological testing methodologies, ALS provides clients with cost-effective quality assurance from 'farm to fork.' The online portal, ALS Solutions, provides easy and real time access to results, with trend reports available at your fingertips.

ALS Difference

Quality testing. Quality results.

ALS Microbiology laboratories provide an extensive range of methodologies, such as:

Typical enumeration tests:

  • Aerobic & Anaerobic Colony Count
  • Bacillus cereus and species
  • Clostridia perfringens and species
  • Coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa and species
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Yeast and Moulds

Pathogens and detection tests:

  • Campylobacter species
  • Listeria monocytogenes and species
  • Salmonella species
  • Shiga-Toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC)
  • Shigella species
  • Vibrio species
In addition to routine microbiological analysis, ALS can also offer the following services:
  • Shelf-life Evaluation – with standard storage conditions (refrigerated or ambient) or bespoke trials to mimic consumer use with package opening and storage temperature changes as required.
  • Environmental Monitoring – using swab samples, contact plates or settle plates.
  • Hand Swabs  – monitoring for indicator organisms and pathogens
  • Water Testing – Potable and Environmental process waters
  • Microorganism Identification – using biochemical, MALDI-TOF and DNA sequencing techniques, as well as Salmonella speciation
  • Specialist Microbiology Services – from bespoke projects to routine challenge tests, ALS can offer the right solutions for your Microbiological needs
  • Training Courses – ALS provide Webinar Sessions and Courses focused on the topical issues affecting everyone working in today's fast-moving food & beverage industry.

Related topics & resources:

water testing

Water testing

We offer numerous types of water quality testing

webinar, virtual training

Webinars / Training

Webinars and training options

ALS Solutions Visuals Example

ALS Solutions

Learn what other offerings we have