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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.

Waterford Public Health Laboratory
Telephone: + 353 (0)51 842398
FAX: +353 (0)51 848566
Email: gerard.doody@hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 6
Contact Mr. Gerald Doody
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Food Borne Pathogens, Food Complaints, Food Quality, food, water and environmental testing. Food testing service provided to the Environmantal Health Service and the catering Departments within the HSE-South Eastern Area

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

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