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2441 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551

Product Design Center

365 North Canyons Pkwy, Ste. 201
Livermore, CA 94551

Research Microbiology

The NFL’s Research Microbiologists are continually looking for solutions to your food safety concerns, investigating the interaction between bacterial pathogens and foods to determine the risk associated with specific products. They also exploring intervention technologies – such as thermal processes – antimicrobials, new sterilization technologies, and packaging to improve safety and maximize quality of your products. We have extensive experience in challenging food environments – call us for your most complex projects and scenarios.

Key Services Include:

  • Thermal Death Time Studies
  • Challenge Studies
    • C.botulinum expertise
    • Salmonella, L. monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and others
  • Anti-Microbial Efficacy
  • Sterilization Technology Validation
  • Microbial Surrogate Development
  • Validation of consumer cooking instruction for NRTE
    • Studies designed to meet FSIS and FDA requirements
  • New Technology Research
    • High pressure processing, Ebeam, novel sterilants



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For more information contact, Paul Gerhardt at 925-551-4285 or GerhardtP@TheNFL.com

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