AME Certified Laboratories: In-house Food Pathogen Screening

AME Certified Laboratories: food production, food safety, food quality, food security

The American Food Testing Institute

The American Food Testing Institute is available to offer “hands-on” training and certification in the latest food analytical technologies:

·         Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR

·         DNA fingerprinting/DNA sequencing

·         Genetically Modified Organism Testing

·         Food pathogen speciation via Pulsed Field Gel-Electrophoresis (PFGE

·         Multi-virulence locus–sequence typing (MVLST

·         Meat speciation via molecular methods: Beef vs. horse product

·         Halal molecular detection (porcine analysis)

·         Recreational and Drinking Water Testing

·         High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)

·         Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy or ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV-Vis or UV/Vis)

·         Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is a method that combines the features of gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a test sample

·         Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS, or alternatively HPLC-MS) is a chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry


Advanced tests available:

·         Total Enterococcus

·         E. coli Species

·         Total coliform detection assay. Multiplex qualitative test

·         Salmonella Species

·         Listeria Species

·         FDA BAM E. coli STEC/EHEC

·         Norovirus GI, GII, IAC Multiplex

·         NON 0157 STEC--Serotypes 0145, 0111, 026

·         NON 0157 STEC--Serotypes 045, 0121, 0103

·         E. coli stx1, stx2, O157:H7

·         E. coli stx1, stx2, EAE, IAC

·         E. coli stx1/2, eae (Intimin), O157:H7, IAC

·         EcLiSa (E. coli Species, Listeria Species, Salmonella Species with IAC)


To enroll contact:


Andy Moreno

Bacterial Pathogen Surveillance Systems Engineer

AME Certified Laboratories

Cell: 559-827-8245