About Us

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Laboratory Services Division resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty landand territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.  We offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbors as we work to support food safety and animal health in our shared gathering place. Our acknowledgement of the land is our declaration of our collective responsibility to this place and its peoples’ histories, rights, and presence.

About the AFL

The Agriculture & Food Laboratory (AFL) unit of the Laboratory Services Division at the University of Guelph complements the regulatory, analytical and diagnostic testing carried out by the Division.  For over 30 years we've been delivering accurate and dependable results for clients in agriculture, food and beverage, corporate and research sectors.  With strong alliances in industry, government and academic sectors, we offer a well-rounded perspective and approach to solving your analytical needs.  With state-of-the-art technology and over 100 professionals on staff, we have the technology and expertise you require.  In some cases we have capabilities that are unmatched anywhere in Canada.  

Our commitment to excellence, both in technology and our people, means that your results are reliable.  We want your experience with Laboratory Services to leave just one impression with you:  trust. 

Our Vision

We will be a laboratory partner of choice for government and universities in Canada, for agriculture, food safety, and animal health testing. We will also be a leader in providing high-value laboratory services to the private sector in selected niche markets.

Our Mission

Working together toward a healthier future ... we provide high-value analytical and diagnostic services for the agricultural, food and veterinary sectors.

Proudly serving the analytical and diagnostic needs of the agriculture, food and environmental industries with excellence and expertise.

What Can AFL Do For You?

The agriculture and food industry sectors are well served by our additional and diverse range of services: DNA analysis, microbiological testing, agrochemical testing, specialized microscopy, soil nutrient analysis, diagnostic analysis, and testing for drug residues, pesticides and allergens to name a few. 

In addition, we provide compliance, regulatory and food safety testing services whether your business is fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, processed food, soil, water or vegetation.

We also develop and validate new test methods to advance research and methodologies.

Contact us to learn how our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory can support your food safety and quality programs.

To inquire about our full testing capabilities please contact us.