Originally Posted by FilmOnly
That confirms it's the lab, there's a similar post maybe yesterday or the day before with dirty B&W negatives. The issue is usually the training and quality of the staff, and how well they treat and maintain equipment..
Doesn't Adorama or one of the other large companies now offer an Ilford service ?
We saw the quality of Ilford's own mail order B&W processing on a factory tour and it's outstanding and the work is checked for quality, and reprinted if necessary.
Find another lab, post a thread ask who's best in your part of the US.