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E. Coli, Salmonella, Fecal Coliform, Listeria

E. Coli, Salmonella, Fecal Coliform, Listeria

E. Coli, Salmonella, Fecal Coliform, and Listeria are harmful bacteria found in soil. They can contaminate food and water, causing serious health risks. Proper soil management and hygiene are essential to prevent contamination.

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Report includes:

  1. Graphs
  2. A 15-minute phone consultation with one of our soil scientists.

E. Coli, Salmonella, Fecal Coliform, and Listeria are bacteria commonly found in soil and can pose significant health risks. E. Coli is a diverse group of bacteria, with some strains causing severe foodborne illness. Salmonella is another harmful bacterium that can contaminate soil, leading to food poisoning. Fecal Coliforms are indicators of fecal contamination in soil and water, signaling potential presence of harmful pathogens. Listeria is a resilient bacterium found in soil that can contaminate vegetables and cause listeriosis, a serious infection. Proper soil management, hygiene, and safety practices are crucial to prevent contamination and protect public health.

Sampling instructions

1. Using a clean bucket and a shovel, collect three samples to a depth of 6 inches in random spots in the defined area*. Avoid sampling when soil is very wet.

2. Break up any clods of soil, remove rocks, stones, sticks and plant matter, and thoroughly homogenize soil together in the bucket.

3. Take out 2 cups of soil and place into plastic bag and label with a sample ID (i.e., Stevie's front yard), type of test, and order number (found in order confirmation email).

4. Purchase your test on our website and send sample to Alluvial Soil Lab, 201 E Center St, Ste 112 #3083, Anaheim, CA 92805 using any postal carrier of your choice.

Turnaround time is typically between 10 and 12 business days. Results will be sent via email.

*To ensure a comprehensive soil assessment in your land, it's recommended to take one composite soil sample for every 1,000 square feet of garden space. This composite sample is created by collecting smaller soil samples from different locations within the 1,000 square feet area, allowing for a representative analysis of the soil's characteristics.

**Always wear gloves, mask, or other necessary PPE while collecting samples from potentially contaminated soils.

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Test includes:
E. Coli, Salmonella, Fecal Coliform, Listeria

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  • Wilson H.

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    I recently started a garden at a community plot, and wanted to know what was in my soil, so I could make more targeted amendments. Jake walked me through how to do so, and after sending my samples in... (read more)

  • Noah M.

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    As a professional in the field I very much appreciate the timely and detailed report, along with skilled follow up communications. I will certainly use Alluvial Soil Lab's services again.

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    Great support and detailed report. Helped advise what options we had to plant trees! Plants are doing incredible!(read more)

  • Peggy C.

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    I recently moved to a property with a vineyard, and wanted to know what type of fertilizers to use and how much to apply. So I did a soil test. I was new to soil testing and with Jake's help and instructions, I was able to successfully collect… (read more)

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