Sample Types

Food

We currently test a variety of food samples including raw milk and dairy products, raw and cooked meats, ready-to-eat and oven ready meals, bakery products, vegetables and salads, eggs, sprouted seeds and food ingredients

Water

Drinking, surface and process waters

Environmental

Equipment and facilities hygiene swabs, personnel hand swabs and HACCP swabs.

Control of Salmonella in Poultry Orders, British Egg Industry Council Lion Approved and DAERA Approved for:

  • Boot Swabs, Faeces, Chick Liners, Dust & Pre-Stocking Swabs
  • Whole Eggs (Shell & Contents) (BEIC Approved)

Our range of test methods comply with industry standards and are designed to meet your requirements.

Feedstuffs

Animal feeds and pet foods

Tests Available for Food, Feedstuffs and Environmental Samples

Pathogen Detection

  • Salmonella spp (including confirmation)
  • Listeria spp including Listeria monocytogenes
  • Campylobacter spp
  • E. coli 0157

Pasteurised Milk – results available within 2 hours

  • Alkaline Phosphatase

Liquid Milk – Chemical Tests

  • Butterfat
  • Lactose
  • Protein

Liquid Milk – Antibiotic Tests

  • Antibiotic residue (detection) covering Beta-lactam antibiotics
  • Antibiotics & Inhibitory Substances

Liquid Milk – Other Tests

  • Somatic Cell Count
  • Bactoscan Total Bacterial Count

Enumeration Methods

  • Total Viable Count
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Escherichia coli
  • Coagulase positive staphylococci (including S aureus)
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms
  • Listeria spp including Listeria monocytogenes
  • Yeasts & Moulds
  • Thermodurics and Thermophilics

Tests Available for Water

  • Total Viable Counts at 22oC and 37oC
  • Enumeration of Coliforms
  • Enumeration of Escherichia coli
  • Enumeration of Sulphite Reducing Clostridia
  • Enumeration of Enterococci

Additional Services

  • Shelf Life Studies – accelerated and real time
  • R&D testing for university and company projects
  • Sub-contract testing
  • New Product Development (NPD) testing

Please contact us to discuss additional testing and any specific customer requirements