South Australian
Analytical Laboratory Services

SAALS is a food, water and environmental testing laboratory.

SAALS is a NATA and Department of Agriculture and Water Resources accredited laboratory for testing selected parameters on food samples.

Our Testing Services


SAALS is an SA owned and operated food and environmental testing laboratory located in Adelaide. We offer rapid pathogen testing with results available within 48hrs. SAALS uses advanced testing platforms such as VIDAStm and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

SAALS experienced team leaders can assist clients to design a testing program suited to your requirements & standards.

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SAALS Offers

  • A commitment to providing high quality and rapid service.
  • Competitive and affordable testing.
  • Technical support from our experienced staff.
  • An accredited laboratory for import and export food testing.
  • Free sample collection within Adelaide metropolitan area.

Our Testing Services

Our services include testing of food, environmental and water samples for microbial and chemical parameters as per the Australian Standards and AOAC approved methods.

SAALS performs routine analysis on a variety of foods:

  • Nuts and Nut Products
  • Poultry and Poultry Products
  • Egg Products
  • Sugar Products, Honey and Confectionary
  • Vegetables and Fruits
  • Beverages
  • Food Additives
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Pet Food
  • Meat and Meat Products
  • Ready to Eat Meals
  • Bakery Products

Microbiological testing Includes:

  • Coliforms
  • Thermotolerant Coliforms
  • E. coli
  • Salmonella species
  • Listeria species including Listeria monocytogenes
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Yeasts and Moulds
  • Standard Plate Count
  • ESAM Carcass Testing

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SAALS provides a range of chemical analyses including:

  • Nutritional Information Panel 
  • Meat Speciation
  • Meat Content 
  • Cholesterol 
  • Protein 
  • Sulphite
  • Omega 3
  • Benzoic acid/ Sorbic acid
  • Pesticide Residues: C3, C4 & C6 panel
  • Heavy Metals
  • Aflatoxin Screen
  • Fat profile
  • Gluten
  • Allergens

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SAALS undertakes microbial and chemical analysis of potable, industrial, environmental and purified process water.

Major tests includes:


  • Coliforms
  • Escherichia coli
  • Total Viable Count
  • Faecal streptococci
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Pseudomonads


  • Heavy metals
  • pH
  • Pesticides
  • Conductivity
  • Total solids
  • Suspended solids
  • Trace elements

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SAALS also undertakes water analysis for other physical parameters including hardness, suspended solids, BOD, COD and mineral content. Water for microbiological and chemical analysis must be collected in specific containers supplied by SAALS.

FOSS MilkoScan and BacSomatic enable us to deliver same day results for dairy and plant-based products analysis:

  • Bacterial cell count
  • Protein
  • Somatic cell count
  • Solids Non Fat
  • Fat
  • Lactose
  • Total Solids
  • Freezing Point

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