Food Testing Services

At Sonic Food & Water Testing, we are NATA accredited for all food types and surface swabs, for the detection and quantitation of:

  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms
  • Enterobacteriacieae
  • Escherichia coli
  • Faecal coliforms
  • Lactic acid bacteria
  • Listeria
  • Standard plate count
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus (coagulase positive)


Microbiological testing is provided to validate HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points) with testing for pathogens in raw materials and the finished products.

We provide independent testing for microbiological food safety and food spoilage.

We perform testing to provide evidence of microbial food safety necessary for developing shelf life recommendations.

We are an Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) appointed analyst for food testing for exporters and importers.


Food groups tested for AQIS include:

  • cereal products
  • meat & meat products
  • poultry & poultry products
  • fish, crustaceans, molluscs
  • cheese
  • dairy products (other than cheese)
  • nuts & nut products
  • vegetable & vegetable products
  • fruit & fruit products
  • mixed foods


Other additional investigations include:

  • pH
  • nutritional panel
  • ingredient testing


Request Forms

Below is a link to our Food Testing request form (PDF), please print the request, complete your details and testing requirements, and include the form with your food sample.

Food Testing Request Form