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Food Safety

Food SafetyThe NFL uncovers food safety issues before they happen, protecting your brands and the consumers who are loyal to them. Our research microbiologists and chemists leverage the latest methodologies and their understanding of food systems and processing to provide data to support risk assessment. Our core capabilities revolve around microbiological and chemical food safety areas such as bacterial pathogens, trace contaminants and package migrants.

Combining our capabilities with our understanding of FDA and USDA regulations, and our ability to work with a wide variety of food safety concerns and food applications makes us well-suited to design and execute customized food safety programs and supporting studies.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a top priority for The NFL and our clients. Contact us about what you should be doing now for FSMA implementation.

Evaluation of Food Safety Programs

  • Food Safety Assessment
  • Process Validations
  • HACCP Program Development and Compliance
  • Juice HACCP Compliance



Process Evaluation & Validations

  • Recognized Process Authority
  • Aseptic Systems
  • Extrusion Processes
  • Thermal Processes
  • High Pressure Process

Food Safety Moderization Act

  • Food Safety Plan Assessment
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Process Validations
  • Supplier Verification Programs for Domestic and International Suppliers 
  • Environmental & Product Testing Programs
  • Preventative Control Programs 


Supplier Verification Programs

  • Pesticide Residues
  • Heavy Metals
  • Pathogens
  • Economic Adulterants
  • Certificate of Analysis
For more information on your Food Safety, Microbiology needs, contact Dr. Carrie Ferstl at 925-551-4293 or For more information on your Food Safety, Chemistry needs, contact Grace Bandong at 925-551-4206 or

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Research Microbiology | Food Microbiology Laboratory | IFTPS Presentation | Packaging Compliance | Process Validations