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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.

Independent Micro Lab Ltd.
Telephone: +353 (0)502 20819
FAX: +353 (0)502 20878
Email: mbuggy@imlab.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 18
Contact Ms. Margaret Buggy
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 Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Herbs & spices Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Wine, incl fortified, non fortified Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Confectionary, including chocolate Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Special nutritional uses, incl diabetic foodstuffs, gluten free Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Additives incl antioxidants, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickener Coliforms, Escherichia coli, TVC, Yeasts and Moulds @ 25°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae, Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas
Others, incl water used as an ingredient TVC @ 22°C and 37°C, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Coliforms
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater TVC @ 22°C and 37°C, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Coliforms
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat TVC, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Coliforms
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