Microbiological & Food Test Lab

Stay One Step Ahead with Prevenio Labs

Prevenio can help you maximize the safety and efficacy for predictable operations with our full-service, private laboratory specializing in microbiology focused on both field and R&D testing. We offer complete testing solutions with quick turn-around times.

Full – Service Laboratory

Overseeing Prevenio Labs is Dr. Melissa Landrum, a PhD Microbiologist from the University of Georgia. Dr. Landrum obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in Poultry Science with an emphasis in microbiology and poultry processing and completed her thesis in collaboration with the USDA. Dr. Landrum has authored 16 publications and has expertise in product validation, method development and USDA pathogen testing.


Bio Mapping

We work with customers to develop a custom plan to identify and eliminate hot spots within the facility. This service includes:

  • Customized protocol and sampling plan
  • On-site sample collection process
  • Utilization of current USDA test methods
  • Results review with recommendations for improvement
  • Design and implement improvement plan
  • Confirmation testing to validate improvements

Pathogen Testing

Choose from a range of testing applicable to poultry, beef, pork, seafood, and produce processors.

Food Products

  • Aerobic plate count (APC)
  • Aerobic psychrotrophic count
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • Clostridium spore count
  • Coliform plate count
  • Campylobacter MLG 41.04
  • Campylobacter enrichment method
  • Campylobacter enumeration
  • E. coli 0157:H7
  • E. coli plate count
  • Enterobacteriaceae plate count
  • Lactobacillus plate count
  • Salmonella MLG 4.10
  • Salmonella Serological grouping
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • E. coli MLG 5C.00
  • Yeasts, Molds, and Mycotoxins
  • Lactic Acid
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Water Samples

  • Total coliform count
  • Fecal coliform count
  • Fecal Streptococcus plate count
  • Heterotrophic count (aerobic)
  • Pseudomonas count

Water & Material Testing

Analytical Test Methods

  • Metals/Inorganics — Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Organics — Infrared Spectroscopy
  • GC — Mass Spectroscopy
  • Optical Microscopy

Product Validation

We work with you to validate the efficacy of antimicrobials on food and processing water. We can inoculate products with marker strain pathogens. This allows tracking of precise microbial reductions, knowing the level of inoculation and recovery.

  • Customized protocols
  • Inoculated food product with marker strains of select pathogens (e.g., Salmonella, Campylobacter)
  • Simulated antimicrobial treatment process
  • Detailed report documenting pathogen reductions



Technical Service Team

A team of innovative problem solvers providing onsite technical support throughout the US. Working together with our customer base to drive food safety (ie. Category 1) performance and reduce total cost of operation by identifying chemical and water savings projects.