Microbiological Testing

Nav Labs (AUS) is a leading state-of-the-art food Microbiological Testing laboratory in Laverton North VIC.

We provide affordable and accurate same-day Microbiological Testing for food products, plant hygiene and shelf-life verification.

Initial test results can be communicated with the client by phone or email for timely corrective actions.

Our laboratory management system is ISO/IEC 17025 compliant. Our methods are approved for specific food categories and align with Australian Standards or recognised international references. See our approval scope of NATA accreditation here.

At Nav Labs (AUS), we use advanced test methods and technology to identify risk factors, improve efficiency, quality and add value to the market. 

Our Microbiological Testing includes:

  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coliforms
  • Coagulative positive Staph
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • E. coli
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Standard Plate Count and Total Viable Count
  • Yeast and Mould

Our microbiological testing detects and identifies a large number of pathogens and their toxins. For instance, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, etc.


Nav Labs (AUS) is specialised in export meat testing including carcass hygiene, meat testing and environmental testing. Our accreditation is per Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry programs for export meat testing including National Carcass Microbiology Monitoring Program (formerly known as ESAM) and Plant Hygiene Indicators (PHI).  We provide complete testing solutions for Ready-To-Eat meats and small-goods manufacturers, further meat processors and abattoirs for compliance with legislative requirements.

Listeria can be present in a food processing environment and hiding in hard-to-find locations. There are strict regulations for Listeria testing, especially in packaged ready-to-eat meat products. Detailed information on Listeria management program is given on PrimeSafe website in a PrimeNote. Our highly experienced food safety consultants have a long history of working with the meat processing industry including export registered establishments. We can advise on adequate Listeria sampling methods and testing plans.  

Furthermore, Nav Labs (AUS) can arrange independent consulting services for businesses with limited Quality Assurance (QA) resources. For instance:  

  • Food safety program reviews
  • Internal auditing
  • Root cause analysis
  • Customer complaint response
  • Allergen management
  • Label review and
  • Corrective actions
Relevant Meat Standards

To discuss and book microbiological testing contact us

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