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Get a better understanding of Listeria, the threat the species pose, common locations, and prevention and control methods with Symbio Laboratories’ comprehensive guide.
For information regarding Symbio Laboratories’ Victoria-only Labour Day Public Holiday operations please read on…
For information regarding Symbio Laboratories’ Australia Day Public Holiday operations please read on…
Boundless Plains to Share is the largest campaign ever conducted to showcase the Australian agricultural sector’s commitment to science, technology and innovation, and is a tribute to the Australian farming community. Find out more.
Symbio Laboratories’ Lane Cove West site is a DAWR approved laboratory for White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) prawn batch testing. Read more.
Food & water-borne illness outbreaks like Legionnaire’s can have ramifications on public health & brand reputation. Why risk it? Symbio Laboratories can help.
Symbio Laboratories will be operating at limited capacity over the Melbourne Cup public holiday…
Symbio Laboratories is NATA accredited for MALDI-ToF confirmation of pathogens Listeria, Salmonella & Legionella. Save DAYS in turnaround times. Read more..
PFAS are an emerging contaminant garnering a great deal attention with environmental monitoring organisations & governments. Find out how Symbio can help…
Symbio Laboratories will be operating with limited capacity in Brisbane for the Ekka public holiday (Wednesday, 16 August). Read for submission details…
Discover Symbio Laboratories’ testing capabilities for algal toxins, and how to submit samples should you suspect an algal toxin outbreak…
Nutrition Information Panels are an important source of information, but it’s vital that producers have confidence in the testing process.
In a positive move for both companies, Symbio Laboratories has acquired Sydney based laboratory company Advanced Analytical Australia Pty Ltd (AAA).
We are kicking off the new financial year with a bang by exhibiting at FoodPro 2017. Find out more…
Symbio Laboratories provides one of the broadest scopes of NATA accreditations of any Australian laboratory. View ours here.
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”.
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.
Symbio Laboratories’s banking details have changed. Find out more.
Symbio Laboratories allows for a broad range of allergen tests with industry leading turnaround times.
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.
Many businesses need to ensure that their algae testing and reporting is up to date. Is yours one of them?
Symbio Laboratories proudly provides testing of phytoplankton (algae) and supports major organisations in keeping Australia’s waterways safe. Find out more.
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!
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…
Looking for a lab in North Queensland? Symbio Laboratories has a dedicated microbiology laboratory in Rockhampton.
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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 now has some of the most stringent water risk management requirements for hospitals and residential aged care facilities in Australia…
With the mandated Australia Day public holiday this week, our laboratories will be operating with a reduced staff on Thursday, 26th January. As we cannot guarantee sample delivery by 3rd party couriers by COB Wednesday 25th, we advise any customers planning on testing or submitting samples leading up to the public holiday to contact the […]
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.
Our Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Wagga Wagga sites will be open except for the mandated public holidays of 26-27 December 2016 and 2 January 2017. If you are planning on testing or submitting samples leading up to Christmas or over the Christmas/New Year period, please contact the Customer Service Team or your Account Manager to discuss your project timelines and […]
In an exciting move, Symbio Laboratories Pty Ltd has today announced the acquisition of Food Laboratories (Australia) Pty Ltd, a Melbourne based laboratory serving the dairy and other food industries in microbiological and chemical analysis. Chief Executive Officer of Symbio Laboratories, David Phillips explained the acquisition was part of a five year strategic plan, with […]
Algal blooms are a common occurrence in Australian waterways and can significantly affect water quality. Find out more.
As a result of our continued growth, HPC Holdings Pty Ltd atf the Symbio Alliance Trust, trading as Symbio Laboratories, will start trading as a company commencing 1 November 2016. There is no change to ownership or the services offered by Symbio Laboratories. Customers and suppliers are requested to update their records with our new […]
MINTRAC recently invited Symbio Laboratories to present information at the AMPC/MINTRAC Meat Industry Inspection and Quality Assurance Network Meetings. The presentation provided a refresher on the Department of Agriculture Meat Notice 2003/6 Revised ESAM Program sampling guidelines, as well as common issues encountered with taking and transporting samples for microbiological or chemical analysis. Symbio Laboratories […]
Exciting things are happening at Symbio Laboratories and we have important news to share with you. In a much anticipated move, Symbio Laboratories Sydney Branch will be relocating to a new purpose built facility at 2 Sirius Road Lane Cove West NSW 2066. This move will strengthen our position as a leading food and environmental laboratory […]
Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce recent additions to our NATA scope of accreditation for the following: Brisbane Laboratory Analysis of soil for Nitrogen using Auto Kjeldahl Analysis of waters for AMPA, Glufosinate, Glyphosate using LCMS Analysis of waters for Dimethyl Disulphide, Geosmin, 2-Methylisoborneol, 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole by purge and trap using GCMS Analysis of waters for […]
Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Grazia Gargiulo as a new Environmental Account Manager. Grazia comes to Symbio Laboratories with a background in environmental consulting and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience which will assist Symbio Laboratories to expand its environmental testing capabilities into new and existing markets. […]
The Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) 2016 is the ‘must attend’ event on the grains industry calendar annually and is recognised as the premier grains industry conference. Symbio Laboratories took advantage of the opportunity to meet with clients, catch up with friends and colleagues and hear the latest developments in the industry by participating as […]
Symbio Laboratories will be attending the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Conference at the University of Sydney on August 10 2016. Come and talk to Sue Avery and Kris Giddings to see how we can assist you with your MRL, Residue, Microbiological and Chemical testing requirements. As a NATA accredited one stop shop, we can cater […]
NEWS FLASH – No Price Increase for 2016/17 Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce that as a result of implemented operational efficiencies and our determination to provide our valued customers with cost-effective testing at the fastest possible turnaround times, Symbio Laboratories will maintain its current pricing for the 2016/17 financial year. This is great news […]
With Legionella detection slowly on the rise and the introduction of new Queensland Government legislation requiring quarterly testing and reporting to be made public, Symbio Laboratories held a seminar aimed at educating facility managers about what Legionella is and how to manage it. The seminar held at Brisbane Technology Park Convention Centre was attended by […]
Symbio Lab Joins AIFST Advisory Committee Sue Avery has been accepted to join the 49th Annual AIFST Convention Technical Program Advisory Committee. Sue bring with her a wealth of knowledge within the food industry and was accepted to the position for her skill and experience in Food Safety & Commercial Drivers. The Convention will be the most […]
Between the year 2005 and 2014 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) initiated 586 product recalls, with 172 due to undeclared allergen. The 10 substances identified by FSANZ in standard 1.2.3 which caused concern for allergic and sensitive individuals are: Peanuts Tree nuts Soybeans Milk Egg Gluten Fish Crustacean Sesame seeds and Added sulphites. To […]
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.
There are some sources of error that affect the outcome of laboratory analysis for any component, including sampling errors, degradation, and tolerance.
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.