DonLevy Laboratory Inside and Outside

Methods And Accreditation

DonLevy Laboratories performs microbiological testing on samples submitted by food processors from many segments of the food industry. Testing is performed by modified methodologies and adapted procedures referenced in the AOAC, the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods (CMMEF), the FDA/BAM, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, the USDA/FSIS, and the USP.

DonLevy Laboratories Certificate No. 3018.01DonLevy Laboratories is accredited through A2LA for the following scope items (see Certificate Number 3018.01):

• Mesophilic Aerobic Plate Count
• Coliform and E. coli Direct Plating
• Coliform and E. coli MPN
• Enterobacteriaceae Direct Plating
• Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus aureus
• Yeast and Mold
Campylobacter species — Multiplex PCR USDA-MLG 41.01
Salmonella species — Multiplex PCR AOAC-RI 100701
Salmonella — Cultural
Salmonella — BAX PCR
Listeria monocytogenes — Cultural Modified
Listeria monocytogenes — USDA MLG
Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes — FDA-BAM
Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes — Multiplex PCR AOAC-RI 021201
Listeria monocytogenes — BAX PCR
Listeria monocytogenes — 24E BAX PCR
• Genus Listeria — BAX PCR
• Genus Listeria — 24E BAX PCR
E. coli O157, EHEC, STEC — Multiplex PCR AOAC-RI 100701

DonLevy Laboratories has participated in the AOAC microbiology laboratory proficiency program since October 1998 and has consistently performed well within the acceptance ranges. The quarterly results of this check sample program are available upon request.

DonLevy Laboratories currently holds approved microbiology laboratory status from numerous Fortune 500 companies. The USDA Agriculture Marketing Service has accepted DonLevy Laboratories as a certified laboratory in the Approved Laboratory Program for Microbiological Testing of Frozen Cooked Diced Chicken for School Lunch and other Domestic Food Assistance Programs.