Come join us for the 2020 AIFST Conference.
COVID-19 Update 5.6.20
We appreciate that this is an uncertain and challenging time for many businesses due to the global pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The situation and advice from government authorities on the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving daily.
COVID-19 Update 29.5.20
Agrifood Technology recognises that there is significant concern in the community around Coronavirus. We are regularly updating our news page with messages and advise of any changes to our operations which may affect your testing.
Agrifood Technology remains OPEN for business and our network of laboratories and staff is committed to helping you through this time.
Agrifood Technology is STILL OPEN for business - we are now in week 7 of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the current time, our Laboratories remain OPEN for business and have taken measures to be able to operate in accordance with government health advice regarding social distancing and hygiene.
Update on COVID-19 – 24.4.20
We appreciate the worldwide unease about the impact of COVID-19 and want to assure you that we are alert to the issue.
Agrifood Technology are continuously following the COVID-19 situation very closely and is frequently taking action to manage any potential health and business risks within our operations.
Agrifood Technology is Open to support Businesses, Clients & our Communities!
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Business Update
COVID-19 Updated Information
In response to the recent events involving COVID-19 outbreak, Agrifood Laboratories would like to provide you with some comfort around what we are doing to ensure the safety of our staff and the stability of our services through this challenging time.
Agrifood Technology WA is pleased to advise that it is now able to offer rapid Yeast and Mould analysis on a variety of products using Petrifilm technology.
Effective from 2nd December 2019, the Niche Food Microbiology testing business has been sold to Agrifood Technology, a division of AWTA Ltd.
Thailand’s government agreed on Tuesday 22 October 2019 to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, glyphosate and paraquat in Thailand.
This new tool enables you to identify the estimated uncertainty value for a particular test.
On Monday 24th of June 2019, Agrifood Technology will be upgrading LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to Labware LIMS Version 7.
The 3rd Food Allergen Management Symposium (FAMS2019) in Melbourne, is an assembly of the best minds across the spectrum of food allergen management.
Please be advised that Agrifood Technology’s Microbiology laboratory based in Derrimut will be undergoing some scheduled maintenance and the last day for collection/submission of samples will be Wednesday 17th April 2019, at 12 noon.
The recall of hundreds of thousands of eggs due to the detection of salmonella should not prompt panic, but should serve as a reminder for Australians to adopt proper food hygiene practices.
Outlined below is some key information regarding our limestone analysis capability in Western Australia.
Climate change could result in the rates of Campylobacter caused food poisoning doubling by 2080.
The 2018/19 FeedTest First Quarter Season averages have been posted.
The laboratory will be closing over the upcoming Christmas Holiday period for only a short timeframe this year.
The 43rd EHA National Conference is being held from 30 October to 2 November at Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle.
Due to recent concerns over Listeria recalls on frozen vegetable packaging, which originally raised alarms in Europe. Vegetables which carry Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis.
A reminder that if you are a Food buisness - that mandatory allergen labelling requirements for Lupin begins on 26 May 2018.
Agrifood Technology is very pleased to announce that is now has NATA accreditation for Peanut allergen testing.
Agrifood Technology has recently gain NATA accreditation for Sorbic Acid in processed foods and Sulphur Dioxide in fresh produce and dried fruits.
The Agrifood Derrimut Microbiology laboratory has successfully gained NATA accreditation for Water testing.
Doreen Fernandez, from Agrifood Technology has been recently endorsed by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to have appropriate qualifications and experience, to be an approved analyst for the purposes of the Agvet Codes.
Take a look at Agrifood Technology’s latest video, outlining our new Microbiology facility and NATA accreditation for our Western Australian laboratory.
Microbiological laboratory Bibra Lake, WA - Opens for business.
Western Australia government buildings are currently faced with uncertainty about possible lead contimination in drinking water.
Recently there has been an outbreak of Fipronil contamination in Chicken eggs and egg by products over in Europe and Hong Kong.
The 2017 HACCP conference is now on and running in Sydney.
On 25 May 2017, the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) was amended to add lupin to the list of allergens that must be declared on food labels.
FeedTest has kept testing charges and pricing structure constant for 5 years now, unfortunately though due to increasing laboratory costs a small price rise is necessary in 2017.
FeedTest 2016/17 full fodder season averages and results are now available for download.
The recent commercial development of the Pork CRC’s AusScan Calibration, has resulted in FeedTest no longer being able to absorb the cost of providing these tests at no charge.
Agrifood Technology is now AQIS approved to conduct testing on meat and meat products
With harvest now upon us here in Australia and the recent decision by the APVMA to issue a permit to allow minor use of AGVET product to control weed production in the barley crop, it is important to be guided by the instructions for use provided by the manufacturer and the APVMA on the product’s use.
Agrifood has recently produced a video showcasing the company's broad testing abilities.
State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating cases of Salmonella, possibly associated with rockmelon, following an increase in cases in a number of states in Australia.
The Agrifood team is hosting a display booth at the AGIC Conference.
Heavy metals such as Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury are common heavy metals that are found in our everyday environment.
Agrifood Technology is pleased to announce that our Gluten allergen testing method has now been granted NATA accreditation.
AFIA Fodder Testing Proficiency Program – Round 26 results 2016.
Agrifood Technology is a NATA accredited specialised Microbiological Testing Laboratory - offering complete microbiological services in Food Safety testing.
Christmas & New Year Period 2015/16 Trading Hours
There is something different each season and this one is no exception.
It's that time of the year again - Elmore Field Days starts next week.
The 69th WA State Environmental Health Conference will be held at Crown Perth on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September 2015.
The Agrifood Customer portal is a collection of programs that provides a level of customer autonomy by enabling access to their projects, reports, results and invoices hosted by Agrifood Technology.
New Service offered by FeedTest for CPM Nutritionists - FeedTest is proud to announce the introduction of a new service for dairy nutrition and the CPM Model from the United States.
Agrifood Technology is pleased to announce that our Microbiological testing facility located in Derrimut, Victoria - now has NATA accreditation for a large range of tests, in a wide variety of food and feed products.
Many commodities contain dangerous levels of mycotoxins which are byproducts of fungal growth due to poor growing, storage or handling conditions. These toxins if undetected can be incorporated into food products consumed by humans or animals.
This year's Biggest Morning Tea has raised an amazing $785 dollars for the Cancer Council of Australia.
Pesticide banned worldwide still used to grow 70% of Australian strawberries.
The 2014 wheat harvest has come and gone for another year.
The Food Safety Laboratory at Agrifood Technology uses state of the art instrumentation to analyse for a wide range of pesticide residues in Grains, Grain Products, Fruit, Fruit Juices, Fruit Concentrates, Vegetables, Vegetable Juices, and Vegetable Concentrates.
Early severe frosts in Northern Victoria and Southern New South Wales, coupled with very dry parts of North West Victoria has resulted in some grain crops cut for silage and some fodder crops not cut at all.
The Department of Agriculture and Agrifood held a workshop on 'Potential Contaminant in Stockfeed', which took place yesterday at the Rimba Horticulture Business Centre, Gadong, Brunei.
Now in its 21st year, the Australian HACCP Conference is a must-attend event for every food safety professional.
Agrifood Technology was proud to once again be an integral part of the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) on the 28th & 29th July, 2014.
While food fraud is causing concern for consumers, it's also a big problem for retailers and food manufacturers and the industry is responding by ramping up testing regimes and developing new technologies that can identify dodgy ingredients and spot fake food.
Colleagues, friends and families came together this morning to make this year's Biggest Morning Tea the best so far held at Agrifood Technology.
Effective 1st May 2014 Agrifood Technology commenced the exciting new phase of managing the on-site Laboratory testing for Langdon Ingredients.
Members from the West Australian Branch of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology visited our laboratories in Bibra Lake on Wednesday 23rd April 2014.
Drought conditions can cause a lot of heartache for farmers trying to maintain their livestock.
Do you have Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) testing requirements?
By filling out the survey, you will greatly assist us with understanding your future MSG testing requirements.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WPXB37G
There are occasions when stock will not perform as expected on certain feeds. Milk production may drop back or weight gain is not achieved. There can be a number of reasons for this performance drop.
The mix of samples sent for testing this year is quite different to this time last year. A lot more cereal crops have been tested as standing crops and windrows with a high number marked as frost damaged.
Agrifood Technology extends its NATA Accreditation on food nutritional panel testing.
Agrifood offers Product Inspection as well as Testing Services
In addition to regular microbiological, pesticide residue and nutritional panel testing, Agrifood Technology has extended its service range to include imported frozen product inspection for one of its country Victoria based clients.
The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) International Check Sample Program is an important quality tool for food-testing laboratories worldwide. The program enables subscribers to assess and strengthen quality standards by evaluating the accuracy and consistency of their test data.
Dental fluorosis is the staining of teeth beyond optimal levels of fluoride while a child's teeth are developing. This occurs when excess fluoride interferes with the formation of the enamel resulting in white patches or line over the surface of the tooth. Sources of fluoride are mainly found from water fluoridation, toothpaste and various food sources.
Food Allergy Week is a national initiative to raise awareness and to support Australians with food allergies, which is a widespread public health problem on the rise.
Species testing is now offered by Agrifood Technology on various meat and food products.
“Do you really know what’s in your meat – is beef really 100% beef?”
Agrifood Technology has recently been granted accreditation by The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) as an approved laboratory for analysing grain under the GAFTA laboratory accreditation scheme.
FeedTest provides Fodder testing to the standard Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) recommended formulas and methods.
Agrifood Technology is proud to introduce the addition of another state-of-the-art instrument to its existing array of highly sophisticated analytical instrumentation in the Food Safety laboratory, the Thermo Fisher LC-HESI-MS/MS Triple Stage Quadrupole (TSQ) Mass Spectrometer (MS) system.
For many years Agrifood Technology has offered its customers analytical services on grain, flour, fresh produce and food products. Agrifood Technology WA has expanded its test scope and now offers an extensive range of Agro-nutritional services.
Soil acidity (low pH) is a serious concern across large areas of rural Australia, over 65% of the WA wheat belt experiences soil acidity issues.
Carbendazim is a broad-spectrum fungicide widely used around the world to control fungal diseases in crops. Traces of carbendazim have been found in orange products imported from Brazil to the USA, where carbendazim spraying is banned.