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Seafood Testing Accreditations

Microbiology Laboratory NATA Accreditation Scopes

Analysis for microorganisms Crustaceans; Fish; Molluscs (including shell)Escherichia coli​​​​; ColiformsSpread plate – Petrifilm           AOAC 051801 (in-house method M8.8.3)
  Campylobacter spp.; Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp.Qualitative selective enrichmentBy the methods of – AS 5013.6, AS 5013.10, AS 5013.24.1
  Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp.Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) – SOLUSBy the methods of –   AFNOR SOL 37/01, AFNOR SOL 37/02
  Coliforms – Thermotolerant Spread plate – PetrifilmAFNOR 3M-01-02-09-89-C (In-house method M8.7)
  Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157; Salmonella spp.PCR – BAX SystemAOAC 2003.09, AOAC 091301, MLG 5B, MLG 5
  Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms – Thermotolerant and totalMost probable number (MPN)By the methods of – AS 5013.3, AS 5013.15
  Bacillus cereus; Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp.; Pseudomonas spp.; Staphylococcus spp. – Coagulase producing strainsSpread plate – Aerobic and anaerobicBy the methods of –   AS 5013.2, AS 5013.12.1, AS 5013.21, AS 5013.24.2
  Clostridium perfringens; Enterobacteriaceae; Lactobacillus 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
  Enterobacteriaceae; Escherichia 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
  Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp.; Salmonella spp.Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) – Automated (VIDAS)By the methods of – AFNOR NF BIO-12/33-05/12, AOAC 071101,
  Escherichia coli non O157 STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145; Escherichia coli​​​​ O157 H7          PCR – Assurance GDSBy the methods of – AOAC 2005.04, AOAC 071301
 Fish; Molluscs (including shell)Staphylococcus spp. – Coagulase producing strainsSpread plate – Petrifilm           AFNOR 01/19 – 04/03 (M18.8)
Detection and identification of virusesTissuesYellow head virusPCR – Quantitative (qPCR)in-house method M74
  White spot syndrome virus (WSSV)PCR – Quantitative (qPCR)in-house method M73  

Chemistry Laboratory NATA Accreditation Scopes

Analysis for antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, other additivesCrustaceans; Fish; Molluscs (including shells)Benzoic 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 elementsCrustaceans; Fish; Molluscs (including shell)Antimony; Arsenic; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Manganese; Mercury; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Silver; ZincICP-MSIn-house method ESM02
  Arsenic; Calcium; Chromium; Copper; Iron; Magnesium; Manganese; Mercury; Molybdenum; Nickel; Phosphorus; Potassium; Selenium; Sodium; Strontium; Titanium; Vanadium; ZincICP-AESIn-house method ESI02
 Fish oil; Fish powderArsenic – InorganicHPLC-ICP-MSin-house ESM-As
Analysis for histamineFish and fish productsHistamineHPLC-MS-MSIn-house CR088
Analysis for residues and contaminants – Hydrocarbons, phthalates, industrial chemicalsSeafood10:2 Fluorotelomer sulfonic acid (10:2 FTSA, 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorododecane sulfonic acid); 4:2 Fluorotelomer sulfonic acid (4:2 FTSA, 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorohexane sulfonic acid); 6:2 Fluorotelomer sulfonic acid (6:2 FTSA); 8:2 Fluorotelomer sulfonic acid (8:2 FTSA, 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecane sulfonic acid); N-Ethyl perfluorooctane sulfanamido ethanol (EtFOSE); N-Ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamide (EtFOSA); N-Ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido acetic acid (EtFOSAA); N-Methyl perfluorooctane sulfanamido ethanol (MeFOSE); N-Methyl perfluorooctane sulfonamide (MeFOSA); N-Methyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido acetic acid (MeFOSAA); Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS); Perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA); Perfluorodecane sulfonic acid (PFDS); Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA); Perfluorododecane sulfonic acid (PFDoDS); Perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoDA); Perfluoroheptane sulfonic acid (PFHpS); Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA); Perfluorohexadecanoic acid (PFHxDA); Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS); Perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA); Perfluorononane sulfonic acid (PFNS); Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA); Perfluorooctane sulfonamide (FOSA); Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); Perfluoropentane sulfonic acid (PFPeS); Perfluoropentanoic acid (PFPeA); Perfluorotetradecanoic acid (PFTeDA); Perfluorotridecanoic acid (PFTrDA); Perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnDA)LC-HRMSIn-house PFAS (CR148); Other residues and contaminants in accordance with MS016
Analysis for veterinary chemical residuesFishSulfachloropyridazine; Sulfadimethoxine; Sulfamerazine; SulfamethoxypyridazineHPLC-MS-MSIn-house CR045
 Fish; Prawns1-Aminohydantoin; 3-Amino-2-oxazolidinone (AOZ); 3-Amino-5-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-1,3-oxazolidin-2-one (AMOZ; 5-methyl-morpholino-3-amino-2-oxazolidinone); SemicarbazideHPLC-MS-MSIn-house CR045
  Chlortetracycline; Doxycycline; Oxytetracycline; TetracyclinesHPLC-MS-MS   In-house CR049; Other veterinary chemicals by in-house CR045, CR049 in accordance with MS016
  Amoxicillin; Ampicillin; Cloxacillin; Leuco-malachite green; Malachite green; Penicillin GHPLC-MS-MSIn-house CR080; other veterinary chemicals by in-house CR064, CR080 in accordance with MS016
Analysis of biotoxin residues and contaminantsFish; Seafood; ShellfishDomoic acid (DA)LC-MSin-house CR102
Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristicsCrustacean products; Fish products; Mollusc products;Dietary fibre – Insoluble; Dietary fibre – Soluble; Dietary fibre – TotalGravimetricin-house method CF057 and AOAC 985.29, 993.19
  Sulfur dioxideTitration           in-house method CF027 and AOAC 990.28
  Sugar profileHPLCIn-house CFH001.1
  CholesterolGC-MSin-house method CFH064
  Water activityVapour pressurein-house method CF032
  Nitrogen           Kjeldahl           in-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
  AshGravimetricin-house method CF007
  Sucrose; SugarTitrationin-house method CF047
  Nitrate; Nitrite; Nitrite – Total as sodium nitriteFlow injection analyser (FIA)In-house method CF020
  SaltTitrationIn-house method CF008.2
 Crustacean products; Frozen crustaceansCholesterolGC-MSin-house method CFH064


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