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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.

Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Division
Telephone: +44 (0)28 9025 5349
FAX: +44 (0)28 9025 5006
Email: sydney.neill@afbini.gov.uk

No. of Food Safety Staff 113
Contact Dr. Sydney Neill
Accredited By UKAS
Type of Food Safety Work Compositional, Toxins, Food Borne Pathogens, Food Complaints, Food Quality, Ionising Radiation, Nutrition, Residues, Contaminants.

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (VTEC and non-VTEC), Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP), Aflatoxin M1, Phosphatase, Inhibitory Substances (antibiotics)
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp., Arcobacter spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (VTEC and non-VTEC). Organochlorides, Organophosphates, PCBs and metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, As, etc.)
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Enterobacteriaceae and Other Pathogens as above. Organochlorides, PCBs, PAHs, TBT, Metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, As, etc.)
Fruit and vegetables Patulin
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Aflatoxin
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di General Microbiology and Specific Pathogens as required
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Total Viable Count at 22°C and 37°C, Faecal enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Sulphite reducing Clostridia, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP)
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