SAALS (South Australian Analytical Laboratory Services) food testing, chemical testing, water testing, parasite testing, surface hygiene
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Testing services

We perform food, water, nutritional and chemical testing.

Select a category below for more information on the types of analysis we perform. All tests and services performed comply with stringent quality assurance and accreditation requirements. Our laboratory is NATA accredited  to comply with ISO 17025 standards. We are also  accredited by Department of Agriculture for export and import testing.

  • SAALS experienced and highly qualified technicians regularly conducting microbiological analysis on a range of food products.

    Food products we test:

    1. Nuts and nut products
    2. Poultry and Poultry products
    3. Egg products
    4. Sugar products, honey and confectionary
    5. Vegetables and vegetable products
    6. Fruit and fruit products
    7. Beverages
    8. Additives to foods
    9. Herbs and spices
    10. Cereal products
    11. Dairy products
    12. Mixed foods
    13. Additives to foods
    14. Pet foods
    15. Heat-processed foods in hermetically sealed containers
    16. Fish crustaceans and molluscs
    Microbiological tests include:

    1. Coliforms
    2. Thermo tolerant coliforms
    3. E. coli
    4. Salmonella species
    5. Listeria species including Listeria monocytogenes
    6. Staphylococcus aureus
    7. Bacillus cereus
    8. Enterobacteriaceae
    9. Yeasts and Moulds
    10. Total Bacterial Counts
    11. Campylobacter species
    12. lactic Acid Bacteria
    13. Pseudomonas
    14. Vibrio cholerae
    15. Clostridium perfringens
    16. Brochothrix thermosphacta
    17. E.coli 0157 & STEC PCR

    SAALS can also include other type of foods and test methods into our test panel as per the client request.

    Food testing

  • SAALS undertakes potable, industrial, environmental and purified process water.

    We test water for:

    1. Coliforms
    2. Escherichia coli
    3. Total viable count
    1. Faecal streptococci
    2. Clostridium perfringens
    3. Pseudomonads
    4. Waste and treated water element screen

    SAALS also undertake water samples for other physical parameters including hardness, Suspended solids, BOD, COD, mineral content etc. Water for Microbiological analysis has to be collected in special containers supplied by SAALS. Please contact our laboratory for water collection containers.

    Food testing / water testing / chemical testing

  • SAALS undertake food samples for conducting the following tests:

    1. Nutritional Information Panel
    2. Meat Flesh (Fat free basis)
    3. Saturated Fat
    4. Meat Speciation
    5. Sodium
    6. Meat Content
    7. Energy Value
    8. Fatty Acid Profile
    9. Cholesterol
    10. Cadmium
    11. Protein
    1. Sulphur Dioxide
    2. Moisture
    3. Free Fate Acid
    4. Omega 3
    5. Potassium
    6. Gluten
    7. Fat
    8. Benzonic acid/ sorbic acid
    9. Pesticide Residues
    10. Heavy Metals
    11. Aflatoxin Screen
    12. pH

    Chemical testing