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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.

Sligo Public Health Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)71 9174 558
FAX: +353 (0)71 9174 658
Email: vera.nicholson@hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 9
Contact Ms. Vera Nicholson
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Food, Water and Environmantal Microbiological testing

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Pre incubated Plate, Enumeration of Coliforms, Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli , Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Enumeration of Escherichia coli , Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli , Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp., Vibrio spp.
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Fruit and vegetables Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Herbs & spices Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Cocoa & cocoa preparations, coffee & tea, incl herbal fruit teas Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Confectionary, including chocolate Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Special nutritional uses, incl diabetic foodstuffs, gluten free Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Bacillus spp, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Listeria spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Aerobic Colony Count, Campylobacter spp, Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp, Salmonella spp.
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