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Symbio Laboratories Brisbane Ekka Public Holiday

Brisbane Ekka Public Holiday

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Symbio Laboratories will be operating with limited capacity in Brisbane for the Ekka public holiday (Wednesday, 16 August). Read for submission details...
Symbio Laboratories Algal Toxins

Testing for Algae and Algal Toxins with Symbio Laboratories

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Discover Symbio Laboratories' testing capabilities for algal toxins, and how to submit samples should you suspect an algal toxin outbreak...
Symbio Laboratories Nutrition Information Panels Measurement Uncertainty

Nutrition Information Panels - Understanding Measurement Uncertainty with Symbio Laboratories

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Nutrition Information Panels are an important source of information, but it’s vital that producers have confidence in the testing process.
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Symbio Laboratories acquires Advanced Analytical Australia

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In a positive move for both companies, Symbio Laboratories has acquired Sydney based laboratory company Advanced Analytical Australia Pty Ltd (AAA).
Symbio Laboratories FoodPro 2017

Visit Symbio Laboratories at FoodPro 2017

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We are kicking off the new financial year with a bang by exhibiting at FoodPro 2017. Find out more...
Symbio Laboratories NATA Laboratory NATA Scope

NATA Scope - June 2017

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Symbio Laboratories provides one of the broadest scopes of NATA accreditations of any Australian laboratory. View ours here.
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Understanding your Samples - Spreaders

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A number of factors can affect the microbiological result of a sample. One such factor that occurs from time to time is the presence of “Spreaders”.

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday (exc. QLD & WA)

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Symbio Laboratories will be operating with limited capability in states celebrating the Queen's Birthday long weekend. Find out more...
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Shelf Life Testing - What you need to know

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There are a number of important factors that need to be taken into consideration when submitting samples for Shelf Life Testing. Find out more here.

Change of Banking Details - May 2017

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Symbio Laboratories's banking details have changed. Find out more.
Allergen Testing at Symbio Laboratories

Allergen Testing at Symbio Laboratories

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Symbio Laboratories allows for a broad range of allergen tests with industry leading turnaround times.
Symbio Laboratories proudly exhibiting at OzWater'17

Symbio Labs proudly exhibiting at OzWater'17

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Symbio Laboratories is proudly exhibiting at OzWater'17. Find out more.
Symbio Laboratories at Hort Connections 2017

Symbio Labs exhibiting at Hort Connections 2017

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Symbio Laboratories is proudly exhibiting at Hort Connections 2017. Find out more.

Symbio Laboratories acquires Enviro-Check Enterprises Pty Ltd - Expands Reach

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As part of Symbio Laboratories’ commitment to providing top-tier environmental analysis, we are excited to announce the increase in our number of laboratories, with the acquisition of Enviro-Check Enterprises sites in Townsville and Perth.
Symbio Laboratories NATA Laboratory NATA Scope

NATA Scope - April 2017

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Symbio Laboratories provides one of the broadest scopes of NATA accreditations of any Australian laboratory. View ours here.
Symbio Laboratories Algae Testing

Should you be conducting Algae Testing?

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Many businesses need to ensure that their algae testing and reporting is up to date. Is yours one of them?
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Public Holiday Submissions

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Symbio Laboratories will be operating with limited capability over the upcoming mandated public holidays:
Algae Testing at Symbio Laboratories

Algae Testing at Symbio Laboratories

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Symbio Laboratories proudly provides testing of phytoplankton (algae) and supports major organisations in keeping Australia's waterways safe. Find out more.

What's New in Groundwater

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When detecting impacts on groundwater, how can you be assured that samples are representative of the aquifer?
Symbio Laboratories MALDI-TOF Detection

MALDI-TOF Detection at Symbio Laboratories

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Symbio Laboratories is excited to announce the NATA accreditation of the newest way that we’re able to provide our customers with their analysis faster!
Symbio Laboratories Water Testing

Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring Workshops & Lab Tours

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On Wednesday March 29, Symbio Laboratories will be partnering with the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) and FRC Environmental for Water – A Magical Mystery Tour...

Rockhampton Microbiology Laboratory

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Looking for a lab in North Queensland? Symbio Laboratories has a dedicated microbiology laboratory in Rockhampton.
Symbio Laboratories Important Resources

Important Resources Page

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We've compiled a list of important resources in one handy location for a range of specialities in the food, agricultural and environmental industries.
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Symbio Laboratories is on Twitter

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Follow Symbio Laboratories on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest testing and reporting requirements, need-to know industry news and...
Symbio Laboratories Environmental

All bases covered with Symbio Laboratories’ Environmental Capabilities

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Symbio Laboratories assists some of Australia’s largest food suppliers and manufacturers in meeting their food reporting requirements, ensuring they’re able to continue providing high quality products to the public. But we aren’t content with providing a solution for only part of our clients’ reporting needs.

Queensland's new Legionella Reporting Requirements

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Queensland now has some of the most stringent water risk management requirements for hospitals and residential aged care facilities in Australia...
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Reduced Turnaround Times - 6th Feb 2017

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Symbio Laboratories has reduced the turnaround times for the following allergen detection tests...
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January 26 Public Holiday

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With the mandated Australia Day public holiday this week, our…
Symbio Laboratories Algae Analysis

Algae Testing - Creek to Coast

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While following water authority Seqwater, Channel 7's Creek to Coast shed some interesting insights into how Symbio Laboratories assists in the important detection of blue-green algae in Queensland's waterways. Read on for more about Symbio Laboratories' Algae Analysis.

Christmas Period Operating Hours

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Our Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Wagga Wagga sites will…

Symbio Laboratories Pty Ltd acquires Food Laboratories (Australia) Pty Ltd

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In an exciting move, Symbio Laboratories Pty Ltd has today announced…
Algal blooms

Monitoring of Algal Blooms

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Algal blooms are a common occurrence in Australian waterways and can significantly affect water quality. Find out more.
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Symbio Laboratories Change of Trading Details

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As a result of our continued growth, HPC Holdings Pty Ltd atf…
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Recent Additions to NATA Scope of Accreditation – October Update

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Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce recent additions to…
Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli in Flour

Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli in Flour

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To date, Australia has avoided Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia…
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Sampling Guidelines for the Meat Industry

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MINTRAC recently invited Symbio Laboratories to present information…

Symbio Laboratories Attending the 23rd HACCP Conference 2016

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“Integrity and Innovation” is the theme for the 23rd…
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Symbio Laboratories Sydney - New Facility Move

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Exciting things are happening at Symbio Laboratories and we have…
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Recent Additions to NATA Scope of Accreditation - September Update

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Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce recent additions to…
food fraud

Is Your Cricket Flour Genuine?

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The potential for food fraud is of increasing concern to consumers…
environmental samples

Factors to Consider When Taking Environmental Samples

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To ensure accuracy of results, samples submitted for laboratory…
dust deposition

Dust Deposition Analysis

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Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce that environmental…
Environmental Account Manager

Symbio Laboratories Appoints Dr Grazia Gargiulo

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Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce the appointment of…
2016 Australian Grain Industry Conference

Getting More From Less – Messages from the 2016 Grain Conference

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The Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) 2016 is the…
Fresh Produce Safety Centre Conference 2016

Fresh Produce Safety Centre Conference

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Symbio Laboratories will be attending the Fresh Produce Safety…
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Residue Testing in Grain

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Residue testing in grain looks at Organochlorines (OC), Organophosphates…
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No Price Increase for 2016/17

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NEWS FLASH - No Price Increase for 2016/17 Symbio Laboratories…
Symbio Laboratories Legionella Seminar

Symbio Laboratories Legionella Seminar

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With Legionella detection slowly on the rise and the introduction…
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Symbio Lab Joins AIFST Advisory Committee

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Symbio Lab Joins AIFST Advisory Committee Sue Avery has been…
Shelf Life Testing Part 2

The Importance of Shelf Life Testing (Part 2)

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In the last blog, we looked at what shelf life testing is and…
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Legionella – Queensland Health Requirements

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Legionella bacteria often become established in manufactured…
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Food Sensitivity, Food Allergens and Food Allergy Testing: The Importance of an Effective Allergen Management Plan

Between the year 2005 and 2014 Food Standards Australia New Zealand…

Guidelines for Food shelf life evaluation

Shelf life represents the useful storage life of food. When the shelf life expires, the food may be developing changes in taste, aroma, texture or appearance caused by microbiological or chemical activity within the food.
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Factors Affecting Recovery of Vitamins and Minerals in Premixes

There are some sources of error that affect the outcome of laboratory analysis for any component, including sampling errors, degradation, and tolerance.

Mycotoxin Detection – Accurate, Low-level Detection by an Industry Leader

The 2010/2011-grain harvest was unique across Eastern Australia with rain falling before, during and after harvest. Signs of mould were appearing on grain samples from across the eastern states with many buyers concerned that a white and pink mould evident on weather-damaged wheat and barley samples may be toxic.