Food testing services

The comprehensive range of food testing services available through Sonic Food & Water Testing (SFWT) not only helps food manufacturers ensure that their products meet strict food industry safety guidelines, but also assists in establishing the shelf life of these products.


Food TestingTesting for food types and surface swabs, including for the detection and quantitation of:

  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Enterobacteriacieae
  • Faecal (thermotolerant) coliforms
  • Listeria
  • Standard plate count
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus coagulase positive
  • Yeast and mould

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 spoilage along with testing to provide evidence of microbial food safety necessary for developing shelf life recommendations.

Food microbiology testing

Independent testing for microbiological food safety and food spoilage

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

Other additional investigations include pH, nutritional panel and ingredient testing.

Food shelf-life testing

Evidence of microbial food safety for developing shelf life recommendations.

The NSW Food Authority has established regulations for shelf-life testing of various food products. Product stability and food safety, expiry testing programs and determination of best before dates are amongst the other tests that are required to comply with state and national standards.

We are committed to helping food manufacturers, small-scale industries, butchers and other food suppliers and producers meet their guidelines with quality and on-time services.