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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.

Galway Public Analyst's Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)91 58 1122
FAX: +353 (0)91 58 1212

No. of Food Safety Staff 26
Contact Mr. Rory Mannion
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Additives, Compositional, Toxins, Food Complaints, Food Quality, Labelling, Nutrition, Residues, Contaminants, Food Processing, Parameters (e.g. pasteurisation, pH, moisture, etc.)

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Total Solids, Non-Fat-Solids, Fat, Freezing Point Depression, Titratable Acidity, Alkaline Phosphatase Activity, ß-Lactam Antibiotics & Inhibitory Substances -Delvo Test
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Benzo[a]pyrene, Nitrite/Nitrate
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Domoic Acid, Biogenic Amines - Putrescine, Cadaverine, Histamine and Tyramine
Fruit and vegetables Post Harvest Fungicides ( Diphenyl, Orthophenylphenol & Thiabendazole) Nitrite/Nitrate
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Benzene, Caffeine, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid. Sweeteners ( Acesulfame K, Aspartame & Saccharin)
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) Alcohol
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Total Aflatoxins
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Ochratoxin A
Others, incl water used as an ingredient Unspecified Foods; Ash, Nitrogen, Fat, Moisture, Lead , Cadmium, Mercury, Sulphur Dioxide (Screening), Additives/Contaminants, Sorbic Acid and Benzoic Acid, Colours, Foreign Objects
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Ammonium, Nitrite, Nitrate, Iron, Manganese, Turbidity, Conductivity, pH, Free and Total Chlorine, Aluminium, Fluoride, Colour
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