Symbio Laboratories Food Testing

Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Consumers are always asking:

What is in my food?

Does it contain additives or preservatives?

Does it contain any harmful chemicals?

Does it require food testing?

Is it safe for my family to eat?

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 their regulatory requirements and consumer expectations.

Our approach to customer service is to assist you to assess and achieve 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 provide assistance with technical issues in Microbiology, Residue Testing and Chemistry to provide a unique one-stop shop for the food industry.


Symbio Laboratories conducts thousands of tests each week covering a wide range of microorganisms. We test processed foods and ingredients, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, water, air and effluent. We also have the technical capability to test and identify all typical food microorganisms using both traditional and rapid test methods, including DuPont BAX system, GDS Biocontrol PCR systems, and VIDAS platforms, just to name a few.

Pesticide Residues and Heavy Metals

Australia has an enviable reputation for clean, green food, and the regulation and monitoring of pesticide use assures that this reputation is well deserved. Symbio Laboratories is recognised as a leading supplier of residue testing services by regulators, and is involved in testing products as part of the Australian Government’s National Residue Survey.

Our experienced Chemists conduct thousands of tests per week, and Symbio Laboratories is continuing to develop and validate methods for an increasing list of chemical compounds. We also develop testing to suit the requirements of individual organisations.

Routine Chemicals Analysis

Symbio Laboratories has the capability to complete a wide range of tests using traditional and rapid methods that assist in monitoring and maintaining quality assurance.

Mycotoxin Analysis

Mycotoxins are chemical compounds produced by mould and fungi on crops including grains, nuts, and a number of food and animal feed products. They are extremely toxic, and their presence poses a serious health risk. Symbio Laboratories has the capability to test for the below toxins.

  • Microbiology
  • Bacillus
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Coliforms, E.coli
  • E.coli 0157 and Big STEC
  • Lactobacillus
  • Legionella
  • Listeria
  • Pseudomonas
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococci
  • Vibrio
  • Yersinia
  • Yeasts and Moulds
  • Pesticide Residues and Heavy Metals
  • Fumigants
  • Organophosphates
  • Insecticides & insect
  • Organochlorines
  • Growth Regulators and synthetic HGPs
  • Synthetic Pyrethroids
  • Acaricides
  • Carbamates
  • Antimicrobials
  • Fungicides
  • Antibiotics
  • Herbicides
  • PCB ‘s
  • Histamines
  • Yeasts and Moulds
  • Routine Chemicals Analysis
  • Fat including Fat profiles – Saturated, Mono, Poly, Trans
  • Protein, Carbohydrate, Energy, Ash
  • Salt, Nitrites and Nitrates
  • Sulphur dioxide and Preservatives
  • Foreign Object Identification
  • Species Testing
  • Allergens
  • Moisture, pH, Brix and Free Fatty Acids
  • Phosphatase
  • Melamine
  • Sugar Profiles
  • Test Imported Foods as per Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) requirements
  • Vibrio
  • Yersinia
  • Yeasts and Moulds
  • Mycotoxin Analysis
  • Aflatoxins
  • Deoxynivalenol
  • Nivalenol
  • Zearalenone
  • Ochratoxin
  • Fumonisin
  • HT2 & T2 Toxin
  • Patulin
  • Listeria
  • Pseudomonas
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococci
  • Vibrio
  • Yersinia
  • Yeasts and Moulds

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