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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 Food Microbiology Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)91 54 4410
FAX: +353 (0)91 52 4216
Email: Geraldine.Corbett-Feeney@hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 11
Contact Dr. Geraldine Corbett - Feeney
Accredited By INAB
Type of Food Safety Work Food Borne Pathogens, Food Complaints

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus spp., Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp.,Campylobacter spp., Coliforms, Enterobacteriacae
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus spp. Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Enterobacteriaceae, Listeria spp., Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter spp.
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus spp. Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp. Clostridium perfringens, Coliforms, Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus spp., Listeria spp., Clostridium perfringens
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp.
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella spp., Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp.
Fruit and vegetables Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Coliforms, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp, Bacillus cereus, Enterobacteriaceae
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Coliforms
Wine, incl fortified, non fortified Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Coliforms
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Coliforms
Confectionary, including chocolate Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Coliforms, Salmonella spp, Bacillus cereus, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp.
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus spp., Salmonella spp., Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella spp., Coliforms, Campylobacter spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Others, incl water used as an ingredient Coliforms, Escherichia coli , Colony count @ 37°C & 22°C, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Coliforms, Escherichia coli, Enterococci, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Colony Count @ 37°C & 22°C
Environmental, incl factory hygiene, hygiene swabs, contact plat Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Coliforms, Campylobacter spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., Clostridium perfringens
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