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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.

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)1 269 7766
FAX: +353 (0)1 269 7437

No. of Food Safety Staff 8
Contact Dr. Ciara McMahon
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Ionising Radiation

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Gamma-emitting Rradionuclides Strontium-90 Concentration
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Gamma-emitting Radionuclides, Technetium-99 Concentration, Plutonium (alpha) Isotopes, Carbon-14 Concentration, Polonium-210 Concentration
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Fruit and vegetables Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Herbs & spices Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Wine, incl fortified, non fortified Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Cocoa & cocoa preparations, coffee & tea, incl herbal fruit teas Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Confectionary, including chocolate Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Additives incl antioxidants, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickener Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Food Stuff Contact Materials, incl aluminium foil, cling film, c Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Others, incl water used as an ingredient Gamma-emitting Radionuclides
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Gamma-emitting radionuclides, Total Alpha/Total Beta Radioactivity, Radon in Water Concentrations, Tritium concentrations, Caesium-137 in Seawater (large volume required), Technetium-99 in Seawater (large volume required).
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat Gamma-emitting Radionuclides, Tritium, Carbon-14, Plutonium, Technetium-99 in Seaweed
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