Safety & Quality Testing

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Ensuring compliance.

Our food testing services cover multiple chemical, microbiological, physical and sensory examinations to analyse the safety and quality of food. Safety and quality testing supports product compliance with international and local regulatory standards.

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Food Contaminant Testing

Our food contamination analysis services help you to maintain and comply with health, safety and regulatory standards.

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Food Microbiology Testing

Our food microbiology testing laboratories can help you to meet regulatory standard requirements and protect your brand.

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Nutrition and Composition Analysis

Our nutrition and composition analysis services offer manufacturers, retailers, importers and exporters analysis testing addressing compliance and consumer concerns.

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Laboratory design

Our laboratory footprint and testing methods are designed with efficient service delivery and quality in mind. Utilising world class manufacturing and lean principles, laboratory layouts are optimised to target waste and non-value added activities. The laboratories are open to visit and our teams welcome tour enquiries. We're proud of our facilities and ensure continuous improvement is a living, breathing core value for the business. 


TECTA™ is an automated microbiological platform using patented Polymer Partition technology to rapidly and reliably detect E. coli, Total Coliforms, Faecal Coliforms and Enterococci contamination. Available for testing in batches of 4 or 16 samples, this platform is simple, sensitive and flexible without any testing time restrictions. TECTA™ will automatically transmit data allowing for immediate notification on electronic devices, such as mobile phones or laptops, as soon as a contamination event is detected. 

This system gets results to the customer faster with positive E. coli detections in 4-18 hours versus conventional methods that take 24-72 hours. Units have been installed in both the Melbourne and Papua New Guinea laboratories. 

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Authenticity and Integrity

SGS helps defend against food fraud by verifying the authenticity of the ingredients you use. Our isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) testing can be used to verify geographic origin, test the authenticity of ingredients labeled as natural, identify undeclared additives and detect the use of synthetic fertilizers in organic products. Our next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing methods are a powerful tool for food analysis, food authenticity testing, and the identification of ingredients, pathogens, allergens and potential adulteration. NGS of DNA samples offers an untargeted test that answers the questions traditional DNA testing (PCR) cannot.


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