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Food Safety Testing in VIC

Agrifood Technology specialises in a variety of food safety testing options, including pesticide residue testing, mycotoxin analysis, virus testing and microbiological analysis.

Whether you’re a farmer, a baker or another kind of food manufacturer, we can help determine if your products meet Australia’s food safety regulations. With three locations, we provide services to growers and manufacturers across the country.

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Importance of Food Safety Testing

In order to comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, all manufacturers and growers must ensure that their food products do not exceed the maximum allowed amount of contaminants, whether chemical or natural (for example, pesticides or fungi, respectively). To ensure that your products meet these standards, it’s important to have your produce and food products tested.

Agrifood Technology offers a range of food safety tests to ensure that your products adhere to regulatory systems such as those set by the Safe Quality Foods Institute and Wheat Quality Australia.

To learn more about our food safety testing services or schedule an appointment, fill out our contact form or call one of our laboratories:

  • Werribee, VIC: 1 800 801 312
  • Derrimut, VIC: +61 (0)3 9369 5018
  • Fremantle, WA: +61 (08) 9418 5333

For more information about the varieties of food safety testing we perform, check out the information below.

Pesticide Residue Testing

Agrifood Technology is one of Australia's leading pesticide residue testing services. We have over 20 years of combined experience in pesticide residue testing, meeting the strictest guidelines of our own quality programs, HACCP, SQF, WQA and other regulatory systems.

Agrifood Technology's highly experienced analysts conduct pesticide residue testing of over 20,000 samples a year using automated analytical instruments to test for fumigants, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides containing a range of chemical groups such as:

  • Carbamates
  • Fumigants              
  • Fungicides
  • Heavy metals
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Microbiological analysis
  • Mycotoxins
  • Organochlorines
  • Organophosphates
  • Synthetic pyrethroids

 

Food that has received pesticide residue testing in VICConsumer expectations for the assurance of the quality and safety of food and feed continue to increase. There is a growing demand for products to have safe microbial levels, be free from pesticide residues and produced under the assurances of quality programs such as HAACP, SQF and related regulatory or customer systems.

To satisfy this demand, Agrifood Technology has developed an extensive range of analytical services to meet the needs of a diverse customer base and increasingly vigorous food safety laws. All of our analyses are conducted by highly experienced analysts and are governed by rigorous laboratory monitoring standards which ensure the accuracy of our results.

The laboratory's operations also conform to the requirements of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA ISO 17025) are ISO 9001 (2000) accredited and are recognised by a number of other regulatory bodies including the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare.

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Mycotoxin Analysis

GrainsMycotoxins are chemicals produced by the growth of moulds and fungi on agricultural crops and a variety of food and livestock feed products, due to poor harvesting conditions and/or improper storage. Their presence poses a serious threat to the health of consumers.

Agrifood Technology's mycotoxin testing service for the grain, food, feed and seed industries ensures your products pose minimal health risks.

 

 

Agrifood Technology's mycotoxin testing portfolio includes analysis for the presence of:

  • Aflatoxins
  • Alternaria toxins
  • Citrinin
  • Corynetoxin
  • Deoxynivalenol
  • Fumonisin
  • Nivalenol
  • Ochratoxin
  • Patulin
  • Phomopsin
  • T2-toxin
  • Zearalenone

Virus Testing

In response to industry concerns, Agrifood Technology has developed a capability to conduct virus testing on various seed products. Having seed analysed for viruses prior to sowing is of particular concern this season. Agrifood can conduct testing for:

  • CMV
  • AMV

Please feel free to contact Agrifood to discuss these testing requirements further.

Microbiological Analysis

Agrifood Technology can conduct microbiological analysis including pathogen testing to determine food product hygiene using traditional test methods. Tests on food, feed and water include:

  • Coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella
  • Yeasts and Mould
  • Coagulase positive Staphylococcus
  • Standard Plate Count