Microbiology

We offer a broad range of microbiological analyses for food and feed, environmental samples, and water and sewerage. We adapt our analyses to the customer’s products and needs.

Food and feed

SINTEF Norlab offers a wide range of analyses for food and feed, from raw materials to finished products. We offer quick and safe analysis methods in accordance with applicable requirements specified in standards, regulations, or legislation. Our analysis team can help you create an analysis range tailored to your needs.

Food safety

Proper management and documentation of processes and products result are a hygiene factor in today’s competitive marketplace. With services and systems from SINTEF Norlab you have access to your results and ongoing tests via the customer portal.

Producers must conduct their own risk assessments and determine their analysis requirements based on production and in accordance with the Norwegian Food Hygiene Regulations.

Quantitative microbiological analyses

  • total viable count
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • coliforms
  • thermotolerant coliform bacteria
  • E.coli
  • Enterococci
  • Coagulase-positive staphylococcus/Staphylococcus aureus
  • presumptive Bacillus cereus/Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Listeria monocytogenes/Listeria spp.
  • mould and yeast fungi
  • Lactobacillus
  • anaerobic, sulphite-reducing bacteria/sulphite-reducing clostridia
  • germ count and specific destructive bacteria in fish and fish products

Pathogenic bacteria, qualitative analysis (detected/not detected)

  • Salmonella spp.
  • Listeria monocytogenes/Listeria spp.
  • Vibrio spp.

We also conduct identification of bacteria using Vitek2.  Read more here.

Chemical analyses

We offer declarations of nutritional content:

  • protein
  • fat
  • carbohydrates
  • ash
  • dry matter/water content
  • energy (kJ/100g or kcal/100g)

We also determine the content of any minerals and trace metals, fatty acid profiles, sugar types, vitamins, and antibiotics, either internally or in consultation with our subcontractors.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for further information or if you have any questions concerning sampling, packaging, transport conditions, etc.

Contact information for our sites can be found via the customer portal > addresses.

Please refer to the overview of the scope of our accreditation: TEST 070

Safe Food advisory services

Some of our members of our advisory services department specialize in Safe Food. We can deliver customised and comprehensive products if you require assistance with self-checks or other issues. This could include sampling, measurements, analyses, testing, advice, assessment of results and customised reports in accordance with the client’s needs.

We have prepared sampling guidelines for offshore personnel and analysis setup proposals for food sampling. Contact our Safe Food Adviser Svein Gunnar Drabløs if you would like to request further information.

We also offer an e-learning course for “Offshore food hygiene”, available via our course portal.

Accredited analysis of fat and colour content for salmon

Spectrophotometric colour readings are taken at 475 nm. The colour level is also assessed through visual Salmofan measurements. We can conduct analysis of NQC section specimens at individual or aggregate specimen level (5-10 fish).

The methodology used to determine fat content can also be used for other types of fish, such as mackerel and herring. This is an unaccredited method.

For further information, please contact us at SINTEF Norlab, the Frøya laboratory, +47 72 46 36 60, froya@sintefnorlab.no

Title Address Description
Namdal
Axel Sellægs veg 3, 7800 Namsos, Norge

Besøk:
SINTEF Norlab AS, Namdal
Axel Sellægs veg 3
7805 Namsos

Brev:
SINTEF Norlab AS, Namdal
Postboks 433 Sentrum
7801 Namsos

Tlf: 950 11 613
Epost: namdal

Mosjøen
Vefsnvegen 11, 8656 Mosjøen, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS
Vefsnveien 11
8656 Mosjøen

Tlf: 909 84 02
Epost: mosjoen

Fosen
Sørfjordveien 170, 7113 Husbysjøen, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS, Fosen
Sørfjordveien 170
7113 Husbysjøen

Tlf: 950 91 420
Epost: fosen

Kristiansund
Wilhelm Dalls vei 50, 6511 Kristiansund, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS, Kristiansund
Wilhelm Dalls vei 50
6511 Kristiansund

Tlf: 924 79 492
Epost: kristiansund

Brønnøysund
Lenningsveien 27, 8900 Brønnøysund, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS, Brønnøysund
Lenningsveien 27
8900 Brønnøysund

Tlf: 910 07 170
Epost: bronnoysund

Frøya-Hitra
Nordfrøyveien 413, 7260 Sistranda, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS, Frøya
Nordfrøyveien 413
7260 Sistranda

Tlf: 957 82 370
Epost: froya

Sunnmøre
Industrivegen 19, 6080 Gurskøy, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS, Sunnmøre
Industrivegen 19
6080 Gurskøy

Tlf: 924 78 692
Epost: sunnmore

Molde
Eikremsvingen 4, 6422 Molde, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS, Molde
Eikremsvingen 4
6422 Molde

Tlf: 924 79 892
Epost: molde

Surnadal
Svartvassvegen 2, 6650 Surnadal, Norge

SINTEF Norlab AS, Surnadal
Svartvassvegen 2
6650 Surnadal

Tlf: 71 65 55 70
Epost: surnadal