PRODUCT TESTING

Vanguard Sciences core capabilities are complemented by a team of highly credentialed scientists and laboratory ambassadors who are focused on providing precise and accurate results and client-centered customer services.

Core capabilities include microbiological, chemical and physical testing to assure clients of reliable data and credible results for a multitude of products throughout the midwest and southern states.  Vanguard Sciences take pride in delivering fast, accurate and reliable results to all of our clients regardless of their product specialty and geographic location.  Vanguard's reliable performance is due to our ability to provide fast turnaround utilizing the latest technology in testing and reporting. Click here for more information.

PRODUCT TESTING

Vanguard Sciences core capabilities are complemented by a team of highly credentialed scientists and laboratory ambassadors who are focused on providing precise and accurate results and client-centered customer services.

Core capabilities include microbiological, chemical and physical testing to assure clients of reliable data and credible results for a multitude of products throughout the midwest and southern states.  Vanguard Sciences take pride in delivering fast, accurate and reliable results to all of our clients regardless of their product specialty and geographic location.  Vanguard's reliable performance is due to our ability to provide fast turnaround utilizing the latest technology in testing and reporting.

Microbiology

Quantitative-Spoilage and Indicator Organisms

  • Aerobic/Anaerobic plate counts
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter species
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus aureus
  • Coliforms
  • E. coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterococci
  • Gram Stain
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides
  • Spore counts
  • Sulfite Reducing Bacteria
  • USP Testing
  • Yeast and mold counts

Qualitative Pathogens

  • Campylobacter species
  • Cronobacter species
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Listeria species
  • Salmonella
  • Non-O157 ShigaToxin Producing E. coli(STEC)
  • USP Testing

Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

  • Ammonia
  • Ash
  • Calcium
  • Carbohydrates
  • Casein
  • Central Nervous System Tissue
  • Fat
  • Fat Acid Hydrolysis
  • FOG
  • Free Fatty Acid
  • Insoluble Impurities
  • Lactose
  • Moisture
  • Moisture & Volatile Matter
  • pH
  • Peroxide Value
  • Protein
  • Salt
  • Scorched Particles
  • Thiobarbituric Acid (TBA)
  • Titratable Acidity
  • Unsaponifiable Matter
  • Volatile Matter
  • Water Activity
  • Whey Protein Nitrogen

Physical Testing

  • Appearance
  • Brix
  • Density
  • Mass Determinations
  • Odor
  • Purge
  • Solubility Index
  • Taste
  • Texture
  • Sieves
  • Uniformity
  • Unit Counts
  • Viscosity
  • Volume Determinations

Testing Platforms Offered

  • 3M Petrifilm™
  • 3M MDS™
  • Biocontrol Assurance GDS®
  • BioMerieux Tempo®
  • BioMerieux VIDAS®
  • BioMerieux VITEK®
  • Bio-Rad iQ-Check™
  • DuPont BAX
  • Roka Atlas®
  • Romer RapidChek®