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Analytical Services
   
     
Microbiology    

RPC’s Microbiology Laboratory has been providing diagnostic services to customers in the food, beverage, feed and environmental industry sectors for over 35 years. To keep pace with our customers’ needs and ensure top quality results, we hold ISO 17025 accreditation with the Standards Council of Canada and are registered to the ISO 9001 Standard.

We provide the following microbial analyses for a variety of matrices including food, medicinal marijuana, drinking water and wastewater on a regular basis. For non-standard analyses, we can also implement/develop appropriate tests and design a program to meet customer needs.

Bacteria

  • Aerobic/Anaerobic sporeformers
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Bile tolerant gram negative
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms, Faecal Coliforms, and/or E.coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Lactic acid bacteria
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus (faecal)
  • Total Bacteria Count
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Viruses

  • Male-specific coliphage

Results
Depending on the analysis, results are provided in report format within 1-7 business days upon receiving your samples.

On-site services
RPC’s technical specialists can provide on-site assistance in diagnosing microbiological issues related to product quality and working with the client to develop appropriate solutions. See Microbial Contamination Investigations for more info.

 

   
CONTACT
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Cathy Hay
Senior Microbiology Technician
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

Dr. Ben Forward
Department Head, Food, Fisheries & Aquaculture
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

 
   
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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Microbiology Services (PDF)
RPC Analytical Services (PDF)

 
   
RELATED SERVICES
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Microbial Contamination Investigations
Testing Your Drinking Water