Entries by Symbio Laboratories

January 26 Public Holiday

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 […]

Algae Testing – Creek to Coast

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Symbio Laboratories Change of Trading Details

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 […]

Recent Additions to NATA Scope of Accreditation – October Update

Symbio Laboratories is pleased to announce recent additions to our NATA scope of accreditation for the following: Brisbane Laboratory Waters Analysis of waters for true colour by UV-Vis spectrophotometry Analysis of waters for solids – fixed and volatile by classical APHA 2540E method Residues Analysis of waters for Multiresidues (e.g. Pesticides) by LCMS and LCMSMS […]

Sampling Guidelines for the Meat Industry

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 […]

Symbio Laboratories Sydney – New Facility Move

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 […]

Recent Additions to NATA Scope of Accreditation – September Update

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 Appoints Dr Grazia Gargiulo

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. […]

Getting More From Less – Messages from the 2016 Grain Conference

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 […]

Fresh Produce Safety Centre Conference

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 […]

No Price Increase for 2016/17

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 […]

Symbio Laboratories Legionella Seminar

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

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 […]

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 (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 […]