AEGIS FOOD TESTING LABORATORIES Offers RTE Industry New Rapid Listeria Testing

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Save Valuable Time and Money with the Now Available 24 hour Listeria Genus and Listeria monocytogenes Assays for Environmental and Product Testing.

AEGIS FOOD TESTING LABORATORIES (AFTL), now offers a variety of platforms for detecting low concentrations of Listeria in food and environmental samples after just 24 hours of enrichment. Most platforms have been validated by their manufacturers for many common RTE products and contact surfaces, but if your product does not qualify under those specific matrices, AFTL can assist in developing and executing a validation for your unique application.

This advancement in technology provides businesses numerous benefits including the ability to:

  •          Release product to commerce 24 hours sooner
  •     React quickly to results minimizing exposure of subsequent production runs
  •     Increase shelf life to client
  •     Reduce inventory and storage costs
  •     Improve logistics
  •     Enhance production schedules

“For many of our clients, this rapid Listeria test has given them the ability to utilize our independent, ISO 17025 accredited laboratory and still achieve the turnaround time of an on-site laboratory without the costs, hassles and negative connotations associated with an in-house laboratory.” said Phyllis Antonacci, President and Founder of AEGIS FOOD TESTING LABORATORIES.

“AFTL can assist clients in evaluating the new platforms and in determining what best suits their business needs. We also have an experienced team of Research and Applications scientists led by industry veteran Dr. Leslie Thompson available to perform product specific validation work.” added Antonacci.


North Sioux City, South Dakota based AEGIS FOOD TESTING LABORATORIES is an ISO 17025 accredited, commercial food testing laboratory network founded to support companies in their increasingly demanding and competitive operating environments. AEGIS Food Testing Labs strives to set new industry standards for accuracy, reliability and customer service while providing a comprehensive range of value added services and solutions for its clients.

AFTL has two state-of-the-science laboratories: one in North Sioux City, SD and the second in Oklahoma City, OK. Visit us at

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