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Food, Beverage & Dairy SOLUTIONS

Food Testing Lab for meat, eggs, dairy, and other foods.

Food, Beverage & Dairy Testing Solutions

We recognise that individual organisations need reliable, cost-effective analytical services to support their food safety and quality programs. Symbio Laboratories has developed an extensive range of food testing solutions to assist the food industry in meeting its regulatory requirements and consumer expectations.

Our approach to customer service is to assist you in assessing and achieving compliance with the increasing number and demanding requirements of regulators, the consuming public and your customers. We strive to provide you with the confidence that your products and processes meet the requirements for food safety, quality and the environment.

Our experienced expert team of senior staff are also available to assist with technical issues in microbiology, residue testing and chemistry to provide a unique one-stop-shop for the food industry.

Bakery

From bread and cake mixes to cereals, oats, grains and flour, Symbio Laboratories can provide comprehensive testing for all your bakery needs. Learn more about our bakery food testing services and capabilities.

Residue Testing

Allergenic proteins

Antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, other additives

Elements

Mycotoxins

Hydrocarbons

Vitamins

Yeasts and Moulds

Chemistry Testing

Quality parameters (e.g. peroxide value, acid value, free fatty acids)

Nutritional profiles (e.g. protein, fat, fibre, fatty acid profile, vitamins, elements)

Beverages & Brewery

The Australian beverage market is thriving and we’re growing with it. Our suite of microbiological, residue and chemical testing helps a diverse range of beverage clients, including beer, non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and tea. Learn more about how our beverage and brewery testing services can help you meet your goals.

Microbiology Testing

Yeasts and moulds

Staphylococcus

Salmonella

Enterobacteriaceae

Lactobacillus

E. coli

Campylobacter

Residue Testing

Allergens

Antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, other additives

Elements

Vitamins

Pesticides

Chemistry Testing

Quality parameters (e.g. peroxide value, acid value, free fatty acids)

Nutritional profiles (e.g. protein, fat, fibre, fatty acid profile, vitamins, elements)

Dairy Products

Symbio Laboratories has years of experience assisting the dairy industry with their various analytical testing requirements.

Recently, we enhanced our dairy testing capabilities in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with the new CombiFossTM 7, which seamlessly integrates with our existing MilkoScanTM (FTIR) and FossomaticTM 7 (flow cytometry) instruments to create one analysis unit. Read more about our dairy product testing services

Milk composition

Fat

Protein

Lactose

Solids non-fat (SNF)

Mastitis PCR

Thermoduric count

Urea N

Total solids (TS)

Freezing point

Antibacterial substances by

DELVO

Somatic cell count (SCC)

Individual bacterial count (IBC)

In addition to the latest MNIR capability, Symbio offers a wide range of microbiology, chemistry and residue testing with a full complement of dairy specific tests available including:

Mastitis PCR

Thermoduric count

Urea N

Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2

Direct microscopic count

Oleic acidity

With our continued focus on the development of novel and customised IT solutions, Symbio leads the industry in innovative reporting and KPI tracking for raw milk testing.

Fruit, Vegetables and Nuts

At Symbio Laboratories, we are known for being an independent provider of fruit, vegetable and nut testing to producers and processors. We can meet all your testing needs for residue, chemical, microbiological, nutritional and environmental analyses.

Our agricultural commodities testing services also include completing all of the testing required for the Freshcare program and meeting the quality assurance program requirements of major supermarkets.

Microbiology Testing

Total viable counts

Coliforms, Faecal coliforms

E. coli

Salmonella

Listeria species and/or L. monocytogenes

Staphylococci

Residue Testing

Insecticides

Acaricides

Fungicides

Herbicides

Carbamates

Dithiocarbamates

Fruit dip wash

Aflatoxins

Heavy metals

Nitrates

Chemistry Testing

Quality parameters (e.g. peroxide value, acid value, free fatty acids)

Nutritional profiles (e.g. protein, fat, fibre, fatty acid profile, vitamins, elements)

Meat, Poultry & Eggs

Meat processors must continually meet the demands of regulators and quality specifications of key markets and clients, resulting in an increased reliance on analytical test results to validate and verify their processes. As an independent provider of analytical test services, Symbio Laboratories has built a strong reputation among meat processors.

Let Symbio Laboratories assist you with any aspect of your quality assurance and product specification for fast and reliable results. Our laboratories offer meat testing for:

NATA accredited, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) approved, Contracted to the National Residue Survey, APVMA licensed, Quarantine Approved Premise.

Microbiology Testing

Total viable counts

Coliforms

Faecal coliforms

E. coli

Salmonella

Listeria species and/or L.

monocytogenes

Staphylococci

Residue Testing

Allergens

Antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, other additives

Heavy metals

Nitrates

Pesticides and herbicides

Chemistry Testing

Quality parameters (e.g. peroxide value, acid value, free fatty acids)

Nutritional profiles (e.g. protein, fat, fibre, fatty acid profile, vitamins, elements)

Ready Meals

Food safety is important in all aspects of the consumable market, including the ready meals sector. Symbio Laboratories has extensive experience in testing ready meals for harmful residue and chemistry to ensure the safety of your clients and customers.

Residue Testing

Allergens

Analysis for antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, and other additives

Chemistry Testing

Quality parameters (e.g. peroxide value, acid value, free fatty acids)

Nutritional profiles (e.g. protein, fat, fibre, fatty acid profile, vitamins, elements)

Pet Food

Our experience working alongside farmers and producers to ensure their animals’ nutrition has positioned us as the perfect choice for pet food testing. See below for some of the testing capabilities we offer for the pet food industry.

Microbiology Testing

Clostridium

Listeria

Salmonella

Staphylococcus

E. Coli

Salmonella

Campylobacter

Residue Testing

Hydrocarbons

Phthalates,

Industrial chemicals

Elements

Analysis for antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, and other additives

Chemistry Testing

Quality parameters (e.g. peroxide value, acid value, free fatty acids)

Nutritional profiles (e.g. protein, fat, fibre, fatty acid profile, vitamins, elements)

Seafood

Symbio Laboratories is an independent provider of analytical testing services to seafood producers and processors. We can meet all your seafood testing needs for residue, chemical, microbiological, nutritional and environmental analyses.

Let us assist you with any aspect of your quality assurance and product specification for fast and reliable results in seafood testing. Our laboratory conducts over 2000 different tests and the following capabilities are relevant to the seafood and aquaculture industries:

Microbiology Testing

Total viable counts (SPC)

Coliforms, E. coli

Salmonella

Listeria species and/or L. monocytogenes

Staphylococci

White Spot & Yellow-head Virus

Residue Testing

Biotoxins

Pesticides

Antibiotics and Antimicrobials

Heavy Metals

Histamine

Sulphur Dioxide

Chemistry Testing

Nutritional profiles (e.g. protein, fat, fibre, fatty acid profile, vitamins, metals and other elements)

Analysis of biotoxin residues and contaminants

OTHER INDUSTRIES WE SERVE

Because food, water and consumable safety is at the heart of what we do, Symbio Labs has clients from across the industrial spectrum including restaurants, big Pharma and others.

Pharmaceutical & Personal Care

At Symbio, we have been providing quality and safety testing services for health and pharmaceutical goods to our customers for ...

Environmental

Symbio Laboratories offers one of the most extensive ranges of capabilities for environmental testing on the market. This makes us ...

Agriculture

Symbio Laboratories provides a range of agriculture testing services across various applications within the agricultural industries. The services offered include ...