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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.

Dublin Public Analyst's Laboratory – Chemistry
Telephone: +353 (0)1 6612022
FAX: +353 (0)1 6628532
Email: michaelgerard.osullivan@hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 22
Contact Dr. Michael O’Sullivan
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Contaminants (including process), Toxins, Metal speciation, Food contact materials, Additives, Compositional, Nutritional, Food complaints, General Food Quality, Labelling, Intake studies, Surveys.

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Sterigmatocystin, Cyclpiazonic acid, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Histamine and other Biogenic Amines, Peanut Traces, Various Additives (preservatives, sweeteners, colours, antioxidants, flavours), Fat, Protein
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Peanut Traces, Various Additives
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Peanut Traces, Nitrate/nitrite, Various Additives, Fat, Protein, PAHs.
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, PAHs, Histamine and other Biogenic Amines
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Solvent Residues, Various Additives, Acid, Peroxide Value
Soups, broths & sauces, incl mayonnaise, apple sauce, salad crea Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Various Additives
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2, Ochratoxin A, Zearalenone and Fumonisins, Sterigmatocystin, Cyclpiazonic acid, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Acrylamide, Peanut Traces, Various Additives, Dietary fibre, Saffrole
Fruit and vegetables Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Nitrate, Peanut Traces
Herbs & spices Safrole, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Peanut Traces, Various Additives
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Patulin, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Peanut Traces, Various Additives, Saffrole, Sugars, Authentication.
Wine, incl fortified, non fortified Ochratoxin A, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, , % alcohol, Congeners, Sugars
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Acrylamide, Various Additives, % alcohol, Congeners, Sugars
Ices & desserts, inclsorbets, shop bought dessert mixes Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Peanut Traces, Various Additives
Cocoa & cocoa preparations, coffee & tea, incl herbal fruit teas Ochratoxin A, Sterigmatocystin, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Acrylamide, Peanut Traces, Solvent residues, Various Additives, Sugars, Authentication.
Confectionary, including chocolate Safrole, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Acrylamide, Peanut Traces, Various Additives, Authentication.
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2, Cyclpiazonic acid, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Peanut Traces, Various Artificial Additives
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2, Ochratoxin A, Patulin, Zearalenone and Fumonisins, Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, PAHs, Nitrate, Peanut Traces, Various Artificial Additives
Special nutritional uses, incl diabetic foodstuffs, gluten free Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium, Peanut Traces, Gluten, Various Artificial Additives
Additives incl antioxidants, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickener Wide range of Metals incl. Minerals, Salt Content – Sodium
Food Stuff Contact Materials, incl aluminium foil, cling film, c Food Contact Materials incl. BADGE, BFDGE, Semicarbazide, ESBO
Others, incl water used as an ingredient Wide range of Metals and other Parameters.
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Wide range of Metals and other Parameters.
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat Various Parameters.
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