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Food Testing Controls


Have you acquired a taste for food safety excellence?

ATCC offers a wide assortment of food testing solutions, including authenticated microbial strains, nucleic acids, and custom services, that support:

  • Quality control testing procedures  
  • Process validation 
  • Development of new methods for testing food products

Through the development of customer-driven products and high-quality reference materials, ATCC is making it easier for food manufacturers, processors, and contract testing laboratories to ensure the safety of consumable goods. Trust ATCC food testing solutions for accuracy, reliability, and the reproducibility needed to maintain outstanding food safety programs!

Download our free guide to discover how ATCC can help you maintain outstanding food testing quality control programs!

Food QC Strains

Minimally passaged microbial strains with confirmed identity, viability, and purity are important in ensuring food safety and food quality. To aid in the identification and prevention of foodborne outbreaks, ATCC provides fully characterized quality control reference strains necessary for the microbiological analysis of consumable products.

ATCC® Minis
Microbial panels
Additional strains

Reporter-labeled Strains

ATCC has developed reporter-labeled strains for food testing applications. These strains offer an efficient and reliable method to distinguish control strain cross-contamination from true contamination, and are appropriate for use as positive controls in quality control assays.

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ATCC® Genuine Nucleics

Throughout the years, the use of rapid microbial methods in food testing has steadily grown to meet increased testing needs. To support this research, ATCC provides a growing assortment of microbial nucleic acids. Browse our complete collection of ATCC® Genuine Nucleics, then use the left-hand navigation tool to search for products by species.

Bacterial nucleic acids
Fungal nucleic acids
Protozoan nucleic acids
Viral nucleic acids