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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.

Cork Public Analyst's Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)21 492 3359 / 3245
FAX: +353 (0)21 492 3367
Email: fred.davidson@hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 17.7
Contact Dr. Fred Davidson
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Additives, Compositional, Toxins, Food Complaints, Food Speciation, Food Quality, Ionising Radiation, Labelling, Nutrition, Residues & Contaminants

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Fat, Moisture, Sorbic Acid, Total Solids, Sugar, Delvo test , Alcohol
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Metals (lead and cadmium), Alpha Amylase, Fat, Antioxidants
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Fat, Moisture, Sulphur Dioxide, Ash, Protein, Hydroxyproline, Salt
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Heavy Metals, Biogenic Amines
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Iodine Value, Rancidity Tests, Total Fat Content, Fat Profile, Vitamin A
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea Sorbic Acid, Total Sugar Content, Colours, Metals, Antioxidents, Preservatives, MonoSodium Glutamate & Salt
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Propionic Acid, Fat, Ash, Sugar Content, Sorbic Acid, Ochratoxin A, GMOs
Fruit and vegetables Post Harvest Fungicides, Metals, Nitrate
Herbs & spices Purity, Sodium, Potassium, Ash, Metals, Irradiation Test, Sudan Red 1
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Potability Tests, Sugar Content, Vitamin C, Post Harvest Fungicides, Fat Content, Benzoic Acid, Colours, Sweeteners
Wine, incl fortified, non fortified Alcohol Content
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) Alcohol content, Congeners (e.g. methanol, propanol, butanol, pentanol isomers), Fat, Sugar, Colours
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes Sorbic Acid, Fat Content, Sugar Content
Cocoa & cocoa preparations, coffee & tea, incl herbal fruit teas Irradiation Test, Metals, Fat, Ochratoxin A, Caffeine
Confectionary, including chocolate Purity (total sugar), Ash, Metals, Sugar Content, Colours, HMF (in honey), Fat Content
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Aflatoxins, Fat Profile, Salt, MonoSodium Glutamate
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Nitrate, Nitrite, Salt, Fat, Vitamins A & B1, Ochratoxin A, Metals
Special nutritional uses, incl diabetic foodstuffs, gluten free Sugar Content, Gluten, Vitamins A & B1
Additives incl antioxidants, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickener Purity Criteria
Food Stuff Contact Materials, incl aluminium foil, cling film, c Aluminium, Heavy Metals
Others, incl water used as an ingredient Potability Tests
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Potability Tests, Nitrate, Ammonia, Metals, Chloride
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat BOD, COD, Total Solids, Heavy Metals
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