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CTLA Microbiology Lab Testing Capabilities

CTLA Microbiology Lab Testing Capabilities

1 February 2021 – Jae O. Haroldsen When you think of a microbiology laboratory, you might think exclusively of human blood or tissue samples and tests looking for invading pathogens like those responsible for the coronavirus. However, those are not the types of microbiology tests conducted here at CTLA. We test for harmful microbes or pathogens in foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics as a prevention measure to ensure public consumption safety and health. Soil, air, and/or water sources can easily contaminate foods with microorganisms. To protect consumers from foreign pathogens, both the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the...

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