Microbiology and Food Testing

We are an Irish owned and operated environmental consultancy and testing facility.

A personal and preventative approach to your food and water safety requirements. Confidence and Confidentiality guaranteed.

The micro lab aims to AID (analyse, interpret and discuss)

The EU Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation 2073/2005, stipulates that many foodstuffs must undergo valid microbiology testing while the Drinking Waters Directive 98/83/EC sets limits for microbiological parameters in drinking water. The microbiology laboratory in Southern Scientific Services Ltd., provides the appropriate analysis, monitoring, consultancy and training necessary to help the individual, food producer or food business operator to fulfil these obligations.

We perform a broad range of microbiological analysis on food (raw and cooked), water, effluents, soil, compost, sludges, environmental surfaces and a variety of other matrices, which are carried out to European Standards in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice systems. The microbiology team provides rigorous analysis so that our customers can bring their products to market, meeting requirements and protecting public health. Our expert scientists offer interpretation of results and consultation so that our customers can act appropriately for the benefit of their company. The laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025 (Reg no. 194T).

Microbiology and Food Tests

Sample Submission 

Samples should be delivered to our Microbiology & Food Laboratory chilled, labelled correctly and as soon as the sample is taken. You can download a Sample Submission Form here.

For more information or to request a quote please contact
Dr Gerard Hehir


Our Guarantee


Prompt Turnaround times

Easy to follow results in a format that suits you

Highly skilled and knowledgeable customer care team on stand-by for any queries

Analysis carried out in-house from our ISO accredited state of the art facility

Independent reliable and quality solutions every time

For full details of ISO accredited parameters view our scope of accreditation