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With state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities specifically for Microbiological and Food Science testing, the ITP performs microbiological testing on foods for: bacterial counts, molds and yeasts, coliform counts, bacillus and salmonella, and physical-chemical characteristics of proteins, lipids, sugars, vitamins, carbohydrates, fibers, etc. In addition to laboratory analysis, ITP researchers in the Food Research Laboratory (LPA) contribute to developments in new products in the food industry and perform food quality verification on produced and marketed products. All tests meet regulatory requirements in accordance with standards established by the APHA, AOAC, and ISO.