Food Microbiology

Maxxam provides detection and identification of a wide range of microbes in any food or water sample and in support of sanitary inspection services. Our food microbiology laboratory specializes in Rapid Methods, Shelf Life testing and FBI food borne illness. We also use USDA/FSIS test methods for export to the US.

Our food microbiology laboratories provide microbiological analysis and consultation in support of your routine quality control and quality assurance programs. This analysis and consultation includes our HACCP and sanitary inspection services, shelf-life studies (various refrigerated temperatures and room temperatures) and food-borne illness investigations.

Maxxam is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (www.scc.ca) for a variety of food and beverage types and approved by the CFIA for many microbiological analyses:

  • Aerobic colony count
  • Coliform
  • Generic E.Coli
  • E.Coli 0157:H7
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Coagulase positive S.aureus
  • LAB – Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Yeast and mold

Other validated microbiological tests include:

  • B.cereus
  • Campylobacter sp.
  • Clostridium sp.
  • Rope sp.
  • Shigella sp.
  • Yersinia sp. Anaerobic spore count
  • Fecal strep/enterococcus
  • Mesophilic/thermophilic spore count
  • Pseudomones sp.
  • USA Methods

Rapid Testing

  • Rapid Listeria assay (BAX)
  • Rapid Salmonella assay (BAX)
  • Canadian and USDA FSIS Methods (BAX)
  • E.Coli 0157:H7 (BAX)
  • Rapid S.aureus

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
500 – 1919 Minnesota Ct., Mississauga, Ontario L5N 0C9
Phone: (905) 288-2150