ProMicro Science with Ethics

Food

Experience

ARL Group is a leader in food and food safety microbiology and chemistry covering all aspects of food pathogens, spoilage, shelf life determination, allergens, nutrients, food ID’s and food authentication.

The Group has been working with food manufactures, agriculture & aquaculture sectors, breweries, healthcare providers and the hospitality sector for over 30 years.

ARL Group is registered with the WA Health Department as Approved Analysts under the Food Act, and is an AQIS approved laboratory for Microbiological testing.

  • Meat and Meat Products
  • Prepared Meals
  • Fresh Produce
  • Cereal Products – Including Whole Grain Cereals
  • Dairy Products
  • Poultry and Poultry Products
  • Eggs and Egg Products
  • Fish, Crustaceans and Molluscs
  • Sugar Products, Honey and Confectionery
  • Mixed Foods
  • Beverages
Following are NATA accredited tests. Additionally, the Group has testing methodologies for many additional analytes and organisms.

Analysis

  • Pathogens
  • Non-Pathogens
  • Mould and Yeasts
  • Shelf Life Testing
  • Beer Spoilage
  • Nutritional Panels
  • Metals
  • Organoleptics
  • Preservatives
  • Allergens
  • Food Authentication

Pathogens

Salmonella
Listeria
Campylobacter
Clostridium
Staphylococcus

Non-Pathogens

Bacillus cereus
Coliform
E.coli
Enterobacteriaceae
Total Plate Counts

Mould and Yeasts

Total Count

Shelf Life Testing

Per Specification:
Legislation
Guidelines from Enforceable Authorities
Guidelines from Academic Authorities
Published Literature
Self-Imposed End-Point (Flavour, Microbiological)

Beer Spoilage

Wild Yeasts & Aerobic Bacteria
Wild Yeasts & Moulds
Lactics
Specified Spoilage Bacteria (via qPCR)
Specified Spoilage Yeasts (via qPCR)

Nutritional Panels

Moisture
Ash
Fat profile – Saturated and Unsaturated Fats
Sugar
Protein
Sodium
Carbohydrates
Energy

Metals

Heavy Metals
Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium

Organoleptics

Per Specification

Preservatives

Sorbic Acid
Benzoic Acid
Sulphur Dioxide
Nitrates/Nitrites

Allergens

Gluten
Egg
Milk
Soy
Peanut
Hazelnut
Sesame
Almond
Cashew
Fish
Crustacean

Food Authentication

Species Identification via DNA Amplification, qPCR