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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.

Ashtown Food Research Centre, Microbiology
Telephone: +353 (0)1 805 9500
FAX: +353 (0)1 805 9550
Email: dwalsh@nfc.teagasc.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 4
Contact Dr. Des Walsh
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Food Borne Pathogens, Food Complaints, Food Quality

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridium perfringens
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridium perfringens
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Fruit and vegetables Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Herbs & spices Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Confectionary, including chocolate Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Special nutritional uses, incl diabetic foodstuffs, gluten free Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Additives incl antioxidants, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickener Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens
Others, incl water used as an ingredient Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Listeria, Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens, Sulphite reducing clostridia
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, Escherichia coli, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens, Sulphite reducing clostridia
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat Total Viable Counts, Coliforms, Escherichia coli, Yeasts, Moulds, Salmonella spp., Pseudomonas, Clostridia perfringens, Sulphite reducing clostridia
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