NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
AEGIS FOOD TESTING LABORATORIES (AFTL), a leading independent food testing laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Leslie K. Thompson, continues to add depth and experience to their Research & Applications capabilities as AFTL aggressively expands its role in the food testing industry. Teaming with AFTL colleagues, Dr. Wendy Warren, Vice President Government and Regulatory Affairs; Dr. Jodene Jurgens, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Operations and Dr. Michelle Montgomery, Research and Applications Scientist, Dr. Thompson delivers unparalleled science to answer today’s multifaceted business challenges.
“Leslie is an exceptional scientist. She has the innate ability to practically apply science to any question or challenge. I enjoy watching her think! And when she speaks, we all listen.” says Phyllis Antonacci, Founder and President of AEGIS FOOD TESTING LABORATORIES.
Dr. Thompson has expanded AFTL’s capabilities to include: AOAC Research Institute Method Validations; Test Method Optimization and Field Assessments; Microbial and Chemical Shelf Life Studies; Process Validation Studies; Pathogen Test Kit Development and Validation Studies; Microbial Identification; Microbial Challenge Studies and Sanitation Program Efficacy Validation and Verification Studies.
“AFTL is engaged in client activity that requires a cross functional team of experts. When you engage Leslie, you engage the entire team.” Antonacci added.
Dr. Thompson received her Ph.D. and M.S. from Kansas State University with emphasis in Food Microbiology. She also holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Kansas State University. Her graduate research work included the evaluation of the use of natural antimicrobials in food products for the control of various food pathogens. Dr. Thompson’s educational background combined with over 10 years of practical industry experience, offers AFTL clients a truly exceptional experience. Dr. Thompson ensures that sound science prevails.
About Aegis Food Testing Labs
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.