About FoodChek Laboratories Inc.

FoodChek Laboratories Inc. (formerly Maxivet Inc.) is our state-of-the-art research and development facility, and located in Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of FoodChek Systems Inc. (“FoodChek™”), located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The laboratory specializes in the development and validation of diagnostic tools for detecting microbial pathogens throughout the human and pet food production chains. The lab team leads a robust program of research and development in support of the FoodChek™ mission.

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration

On June 7, 2018, FoodChek Laboratories Inc. received the ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration for its Quality Management System. Some of the main benefits this certification provides are:

  1. Raises the credibility and marketability of our laboratory among our peers and customers through a globally recognized standard.
  2. Improves customer satisfaction through a consistent process in meeting customer requirements.
  3. Improves process integration through enhanced efficiencies and cost savings.
  4. Improves evidence based decision making.
  5. Creates a continuous improvement culture and documented, systematic processes.
  6. Engages employees to identify areas for improvement.
  7. Quality standards and practices are validated through regular audits by a third party.

The ISO 9001:2015 Certificate of Registration can be viewed here in English and French versions. (English) (French)

Food Safety Certifications

Our scientific expertise has enabled FoodChek™ to commercialize powerful food safety testing products that are certified by the following accreditation bodies:

AOAC-PTM (Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC), with Performance Tested Method (“PTM”, United States)

Actero Listeria Enrichment Media (AOAC PTM 111201)
FoodChek™ Salmonella spp. Assay Cassette (AOAC PTM 041402)
Actero™ Salmonella/STEC Enrichment Media (AOAC PTM 041403)
FoodChek™ E. coli O157 Assay Cassette (AOAC PTM 060902)
FoodChek™ Listeria spp. Assay Cassette (AOAC PTM 111202)

AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation, Europe)

Actero Listeria Enrichment Media (AFNOR EGS 38/05/30/17)

Health Canada

Actero Listeria Enrichment Media (Health Canada MFLP-79)

We offer the food industry a unique expertise in in the detection of foodborne pathogens. The lab is registered with the Public Health Agency of Canada and accredited to handle pathogenic bacteria (Level 2).


FoodChek™ Laboratories’ mission is to answer the needs of the food industry by offering expertise, creativity and passion in microbiology to clients who want innovation in food safety.


At FoodChek™ Laboratories, we value honesty and integrity. Our operational approach is rigorously scientific and our expertise in lab procedures differentiates us, positioning our parent company, FoodChek™ Systems, as an emerging leader in food safety. We have deep respect for our stakeholders, our staff, our suppliers, our customers and our business partners; AND adhere to a strong professional code of ethics.


Innovation is at the heart of the FoodChek™ Laboratories approach. We research and develop emerging technologies to improve all areas of food safety. As part of the collaborative process, we welcome innovative ideas and expert knowledge from employees, colleagues and industry stakeholders in an attempt to find novel solutions to the world’s food safety testing challenges.