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Pet Food Testing Accreditations

Microbiology Laboratory NATA Accreditation Scopes

ServiceProductDeterminantTechniqueProcess
Analysis for microorganismsPet foods; StockfeedsClostridium perfringensEnterobacteriaceaeLactobacillus spp.; Anaerobes; Coliforms; Lactic acid bacteria; Plate count; Yeasts and mouldsPour plateAS 5013.4, AS 5013.5, AS 5013.16, AS 5013.29, ISO15214, ISO 21528-2, In-house method M4.1, In-house method M10.2
  Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp.Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) – Automated (VIDAS)AFNOR NF BIO-12/33-05/12, AOAC 071101,
  Listeria spp.Salmonella spp.Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) – SOLUSAFNOR SOL 37/01, AFNOR SOL 37/02
  Bacillus cereusListeria monocytogenesListeria spp.Pseudomonas spp.Staphylococcus spp. – Coagulase producing strainsSpread plate – Aerobic and anaerobicAS 5013.2, AS 5013.12.1, AS 5013.21, AS 5013.24.2
  Listeria monocytogenesListeria spp.PCR – Multiplexin-house method M13.10 – Food Biotech, 29
  Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 H7PCR – Assurance GDSAOAC 2005.04, AOAC 071301
  Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157; Salmonella spp.PCR – BAX System AOAC 2003.09,AOAC 091301, MLG 5B, MLG 5
  Staphylococcus spp. – Coagulase producing strainsSpread plate – PetrifilmAFNOR 01/19 – 04/03 (in-house method M18.8)
  Salmonella spp.PCR – Multiplexin-house method M16.10 – Food Biotech, 29
  Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms – Thermotolerant; Coliforms – TotalMost probable number (MPN)AS 5013.3, AS 5013.15
  Campylobacter spp.Listeria monocytogenesListeria spp.Salmonella spp.Qualitative selective enrichmentAS 5013.6, AS 5013.10, AS 5013.24.1
  EnterobacteriaceaeEscherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms; Plate count; Yeasts and mouldsSpread plate – PetrifilmAFNOR 3M 01/06-09/97, AOAC 990.12, AOAC 991.14, AOAC 997.02, AOAC 998.08

Chemistry Laboratory NATA Accreditation Scopes

ServiceProductDeterminantTechniqueProcess
Analysis for antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, other additivesPet foodsBenzoic acid; Sorbic acidHPLCIn-house CFH066
  Propionic acidGas chromatography (GC)in-house method CFH002
  Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)HPLCIn-house CFH061 and AOAC 967.21
Analysis for elementsPet foodsAntimony; Barium; Beryllium; Lithium; Strontium; Thallium; Thorium; Titanium; UraniumICP-MSIn-house ESM02; Other elements by in-house ESI02, ESM02 in accordance with MS016
  Calcium; Magnesium; Phosphorus; Potassium; SodiumICP-AESIn-house ESI02; Other elements by in-house ESI02, ESM02 in accordance with MS016
Analysis for residues and contaminants – Hydrocarbons, phthalates, industrial chemicalsPet foodsCyanuric acid; MelamineLC-MS-MSin-house CR059
Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristicsDry cat food; Dry dog food;  Pet mince; Tinned cat food; Tinned dog foodDietary fibre – Insoluble; Dietary fibre – Soluble; Dietary fibre – TotalGravimetricin-house method CF057 and AOAC 985.29, 993.19
  NitrogenKjeldahlin-house method CF002.2 and CF003.2
  ProteinKjeldahlin-house method CF002.1 and CF003.1
  MoistureGravimetricin-house method CF005.1 and CF005.2
  FatGravimetricin-house methods CF004 and CF004.3
  Sucrose; SugarTitrationin-house method CF047
  Nitrate; Nitrite; Nitrite – TotalFlow injection analyser (FIA)In-house method CF020
  SaltTitrationin-house method CF008.2
     
     
     
 Pet mince; Tinned cat food; Tinned dogCholesterolGC-MSin-house method CFH064
  AshGravimetricin-house method CF007
 Pet foodsSample preparationClassicalIn-house CF001
  Solids- TotalCalculationin-house CF006.1 and CF006.2
  Fat- TotalGravimetricIn-house CF004.2

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