Food & Dairy Testing

ESS Laboratories, located in Bedford, VA serves the Water, Food and Dairy industries. The laboratory is staffed by a team of chemists and biologists who understand the importance of food and water safety and its value to clients and consumers. Holding both VELAP and ISO 17025 certifications, quality is a focus of all laboratory functions and activities from sample receipt to data reporting.  With this emphasis on quality and data integrity, clients receive accurate results in a timely manner.

Several of our more common Food and Dairy Testing Programs include:

  • Microbiological Analysis (Coliform, Aerobic Plate Counts, Yeast & Mold)
  • Pathogen Screening and Confirmation (Listeria, Salmonelle, Staph)
  • Dairy Component Testing (Butterfat, Somatic Cells, Total Solids)
  • Water Testing (Coliform, E. coli)
  • Sensory Evaluations
  • Shelf-Life Studies

Please contact us with questions about additional testing capabilities.

Corporate Office and
Environmental Services

218 North Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Toll Free: 1-800-541-2116
Phone: 540-825-6660
Fax: 540-825-4961

Laboratory Services
218 North Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-825-6660
Fax: 540-825-4961

500 Stone Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: 540-586-5413
Fax: 540-586-5530

Country Water Systems
123 West Spencer Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: 540-825-2781

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
(Emergency Service Available)