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Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute

Telephone:+44 (0)28 9025 5349

Email: [email protected]

No. of food safety staff 113
Contact Dr. Pam Slates
Accredited by UKAS
Type of Food Safety Work Compositional, Toxins, Food Borne Pathogens, Food Complaints, Food Quality, Ionising Radiation, Nutrition, Residues, Contaminants.

Details of Food Testing / Research Carried Out

Sample Type Test Parameter
Water, incl treated, untreated, rainwater, saltwater Total Viable Count at 22°C and 37°C, Faecal enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Sulphite reducing Clostridia, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP)
Prepared dishes, incl baby food, all vegetable & cereal based di General Microbiology and Specific Pathogens as required
Nuts & nut products, snacks, incl peanut butter, crisps Aflatoxin
Fruit and vegetables Patulin
Fish, shellfish and molluscs Enterobacteriaceae and Other Pathogens as above. Organochlorides, PCBs, PAHs, TBT, Metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, As, etc.)
Meat & meat products, incl game, offal, white & black puddings Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp., Arcobacter spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (VTEC and non-VTEC). Organochlorides, Organophosphates, PCBs and metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, As, etc.)
Egg & egg products, incl egg mayonnaise, prepared egg dishes Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes
Dairy products, incl cheese, cream liqueur, powdered dairy produ Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli (VTEC and non-VTEC), Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP), Aflatoxin M1, Phosphatase, Inhibitory Substances (antibiotics)
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