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Food testing laboratory search

This is a database of all laboratories (both private and public) on the island of Ireland that carry out food analysis (including microbiological, chemical and nutritional analysis). The range of services these laboratories provide is extensive.

If you are a food producer and require a specific test to be carried out on your product, simply enter the food type and test you require and all the laboratories offering this particular service on the island of Ireland will be highlighted for you.

Please note the database was last updated in 2016 and is due to be reviewed in 2022.

Cork Food Microbiology Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)21 492 3308 / 09
FAX: +353 (0)21 492 3372
Email: helen.cowman@hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 17.1
Contact Ms. Helen Cowman
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Food Borne Pathogens, Food Complaints, Food Quality

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Fruit and vegetables Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Herbs & spices Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Confectionary, including chocolate Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli , Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Aerobic colony count by spiral plate, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp.
Others, incl water used as an ingredient Aerobic colony count, Coliforms, Escherichia coli
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Aerobic colony count, Coliforms, Escherichia coli
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp. Hycheck Swabs for Enterobacteriaceae and Total Aerobic Counts
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