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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.

Dublin Public Health Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)1 62 06175
FAX: +353 (0)1 62 31908
Email: Eleanor.Mcnamara@.hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 14
Contact Dr. Eleanor McNamara
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Toxins, Food Borne Pathogens, Food Complaints, Contaminants, Research into VTEC Serotypes Prevalence, Routine National Molecular Diagnostic Service for VTEC and Escherichia coli O157 Toxigenic Status, Application of Molecular Techniques to Food Microbiology

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Fish, shellfish and molluscs TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Fruit and vegetables TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Herbs & spices TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Wine, incl fortified, non fortified TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Cocoa & cocoa preparations, coffee & tea, incl herbal fruit teas TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Confectionary, including chocolate TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Special nutritional uses, incl diabetic foodstuffs, gluten free TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Additives incl antioxidants, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickener TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Food Stuff Contact Materials, incl aluminium foil, cling film, c TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Others, incl water used as an ingredient TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat TVC @30°C, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio parahaemolyticus
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