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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.

The Central Meat Control Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)1 607 2950
FAX: +353 (0)1 821 4966
Email: paul.rafter@agriculture.gov.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 34
Contact Mr. Paul Rafter
Accredited By
Type of Food Safety Work Food Borne Pathogens, Residues

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Escherichia coli, Clostridium perfringens, Staphylococcus, TVC, Salmonella spp., Listeria spp., Residues, Nitrates, Nitrites, Heavy Metals
Food Stuff Contact Materials, incl aluminium foil, cling film, c Can Quality, Micro tests
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Micro and physico-chemical properties, Conductivity, TVC, Escherichia coli, Coliforms, Faecal Streptococci
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat Escherichia coli
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