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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.

ALS (previously Q-LAB Ltd.)
Telephone: +353 (0) 53 45 600
FAX: +353 (0) 53 45 600
Email: info@qlab.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 6
Contact Dr. Anne-Marie Kelly
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Compositional, Food Borne Pathogens, Food Quality, Nutrition, Residues, Contaminants

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ TVC @ 22°C, 30°C, 37°C, Coliforms, Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp, Listeria spp.
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes TVC @ 22°C, 30°C, 37°C, Coliforms, Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp, Listeria spp.
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings TVC @ 22°C, 30°C, 37°C, Coliforms, Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp, Listeria spp., Fat, Moisture, Total solids, Protein, Extractable fat, Protein, Total Solids, Moisture
Fish, shellfish and molluscs TVC @ 22°C, 30°C, 37°C, Coliforms, Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp, Listeria spp.
Fruit and vegetables TVC @ 22°C, 30°C, 37°C, Coliforms, Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp, Listeria spp.
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Coliforms, Escherichia coli
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Coliforms, TSS, pH, conductivity, Hardness, Chloride
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat ACC, Coliforms, Enterobacteriaceae, Listeria spp., Salmonella spp.
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