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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.

Limerick Public Health Microbiology Laboratory
Telephone: +353 (0)61 482845
FAX: +353 (0)61 482 054
Email: liz.murphy4@hse.ie

No. of Food Safety Staff 8
Contact Ms. Liz Murphy
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 Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Aerobic colony count, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Fats & oils, incl lard, olive oil, non-dairy spread Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Cereal & bakery products, incl pasta, rice, cornflakes Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Fruit and vegetables Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Non alc# beverages, incl bottled water, soya milk based drinks Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Alcoholic beverages (other than wine) Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Confectionary, including chocolate Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di Aerobic Colony Count, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria spp., Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Enterobacteriaceae
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Escherichia coli , Aerobic Colony Count @ 22°C & 36°C
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