About Us

Vanguard Sciences is leading the way in food safety…successfully delivering innovative and client-focused solutions in food safety since our launch in 2008.

Initially our goal was to develop a company that would exceed industry standards for food safety by having subject matter experts in food sciences.  We focused our early efforts on the recruitment of professionals with doctorates in several disciplines, allowing Vanguard Sciences to over deliver in talent and service offerings.

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About Us

Vanguard Sciences is leading the way in food safety…successfully delivering innovative and client-focused solutions in food safety since our launch in 2008.

Initially our goal was to develop a company that would exceed industry standards for food safety by having subject matter experts in food sciences.  We focused our early efforts on the recruitment of professionals with doctorates in several disciplines, allowing Vanguard Sciences to over deliver in talent and service offerings.

As a result, our company has grown immensely in expertise, technology and client service.  Due to our service expansion and focus on scientific knowledge we have become much more than a routine food testing laboratory. 

Our company continues to grow in expertise, technology and client services.  Our extensive service offerings and focus on scientific knowledge have enabled Vanguard Sciences to be much more than a routine food testing laboratory.  In fact, we are leading the way in new ideas and providing our clients with cutting edge solutions.  Within Vanguard Sciences, we have four divisions dedicated to providing the utmost food safety service in:

  • Product Testing
    • Microbiological, Chemical and Physical Testing
  • Research and Development
    • Process Validations
    • Shelf-Life Studies
  • Food Safety Consultation
    • Training
    • Auditing
    • Regulatory Advisories and Recommendations
  • Information Technology
    • "ASnAP" Client Portal
    • Barcoding
    • Electronic Data Transfer

Company officers with Vanguard Sciences include Founder Phyllis Antonacci, President and CEO and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Hayes.

Antonacci maintains an extensive background in food safety with past experience spanning both laboratory and production related quality management.  Antonacci previously was associated with OSI Industries, Inc., a large multi-national processor of beef, pork and poultry products.

Hayes has more than 20 years’ experience in the development of cost reduction strategies, product quality improvements and food safety initiatives to benefit several major national and multi-national companies in the food industry.

In addition to Antonacci and Hayes, Vanguard Sciences has brought together a large team of highly qualified professionals with significant credentials and experience in food sciences.  This core group of experts brings the company beyond food testing to stand at the forefront of food safety.