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Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/4/2021
Author Ashley Aneses
Title Toronto Food Testing Lab Receives A2LA Accreditation
Introduction EMSL's Toronto laboratory is now accredited for food analysis and can perform microbial testing on food, food products, feeds, food additives, beverages and environmental samples.

Toronto, ON, March 4th, 2021

EMSL Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Toronto laboratory has received accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Program for food microbiology testing services. Toronto’s newest A2LA accreditation includes nine microbial tests on food, food products, feeds, food additives, beverages and environmental samples. Under this program, the laboratory complies with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 along with meeting the requirements of A2LA R204 – Specific Requirements – Food and Pharmaceutical Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program.

EMSL Toronto can now perform the following tests:

  • Aerobic Plate Count - Petrifilm
  • Enterobacteriaceae - Petrifilm
  • E. coli O157:H7 - VIDAS
  • Listeria - VIDAS
  • Listeria monocytogenes - VIDAS
  • Salmonella - VIDAS
  • Staphylococcus aureus - Petrifilm
  • Total Coliform / E. coli - Petrifilm
  • Yeast & Mold - Petrifim


Along with its new A2LA accreditation, EMSL Toronto is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC) Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) for the analysis of lead (Pb) in paint, soil, settled dust by wipe and airborne samples. The laboratory is also accredited under AIHA’s Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP) for the analysis of bacteria and fungi and by their Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP) for asbestos analysis by phase contract microscopy (PCM).

In addition, EMSL Toronto can test for bulk and airborne asbestos analysis by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), and for bulk asbestos analysis by polarized light microscopy (PLM). The laboratory is also accredited by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE for Legionella testing as well as accredited by the New York State Department of Health for the environmental analysis of solid and hazardous waste samples.

“EMSL is always working to expand its food testing services,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “We are proud that our Toronto laboratory is now part of the growing network of A2LA accredited laboratories in EMSL’s food testing division. Toronto is now equipped and ready to accept food samples.”

The laboratory is located at 2756 Slough Street, Mississauga, ON, L4T 1G3. To view a complete list of EMSL’s laboratory locations, accreditations and capabilities, please visit EMSLCanada.ca. For more information about EMLS’s testing services, please call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.


About EMSL Canada, Inc.
EMSL Canada is an internationally recognized provider of environmental, indoor air quality and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.

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