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ALS Life Sciences (Clonmel) is located in county Tipperary and is home to our Microbiology division. It is an INAB-accredited laboratory with an expert and experienced staff. ALS provides an extensive range of testing including all food (raw & cooked), dairy, water, swabs and a variety of other matrices.  We also offer Shelf life analysis to assist customers bring their products to market.


Ensuring food is safe from microbiological contamination is a priority and a legislative requirement at all stages of the food chain. ALS provides customers with cost-effective quality assurance from “farm to fork”.


As part of the ALS Group, ALS Life Sciences (Clonmel) also has access to the expertise of our 12 Group laboratories in the UK. This furthers our testing scope providing the best possible service to our customers.


A selection of our tests are listed below.



  • Campylobacter spp
  • E.coli O157
  • Listeria spp
  • Salmonella spp
  • Shigella spp
  • Vibrio spp
  • Yersinia spp
  • Legionella spp
  • Cronobacter sakazakii


  • Coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Pseudomonas spp
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Spore Counts
  • Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Total Viable Count (TVC)
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Yeasts & Moulds
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Enterococci
  • Thermophilic Spore Formers
  • Thermodurics
  • Mesophilic Spore Formers


Our fleet of temperature controlled vans offer a nationwide same day collection service.


All our microbiological testing is carried out on the day of receipt ensuring the highest quality of results.