Consumer Microbiology Links



Drinking Water


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water FAQs:

Photo of a Quality Control Analyst testing the lab's media, under a Biosafety Cabinet, using known reference strains.            

Food and Seafood

Food and shellfish regulation:

Food Consumer Advice:

Photo of a Consumer Microbiology Analyst testing Texas bay water samples for the presence of Fecal Coliforms.

Milk and Dairy


Photo of a Consumer Microbiology Milk Analyst testing a milk sample for the presence of antibiotics.
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Last updated July 21, 2021