Food testing microbiological laboratory

The food testing microbiological laboratory in Cairns provides rapid, expert and confidential food microbiological testing for manufacturers and processors on a competitive fee-for-service basis.

We are accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

Foods tested

Our qualified team analyses a large variety of food types, including:

  • food service
  • meat
  • game and poultry
  • seafood
  • aquaculture
  • fruit, vegetables and nuts
  • dairy products
  • beverages
  • condiments
  • water (drinking quality)
  • environmental samples
  • processed foods.

Microbiological tests

We offer food safety and quality indicator microbiological tests, including:

  • standard plate counts
  • yeast and moulds
  • coliforms
  • E. coli
  • listeria
  • salmonella
  • coagulase-positive staphylococci.

Contact us


21 Redden Street
Portsmith, Cairns
Queensland 4870