food testing


We provide a range of food analyses, including nutritional labelling, microbiological, contamination testing, and emergency contaminant testing.


Service Categories

  • Microbiological
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Chemical and Nutritional
  • Pesticides and Agrochemicals
  • Contaminants
  • Additives and Minerals

Industries

  • Dairy producers
  • Exporters/Importers
  • Distributors
  • Independent food producers
  • Food & Drinks manufacturers
  • Hotel and Catering
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers

Product Categories

  • Ready to eat food
  • Chilled / Frozen food
  • Dried food
  • Confectionery products
  • Pre-packaged food
  • Drinks and Beverages
  • Health Supplements
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Seafood
  • Cocoa, coconut & palm oil
  • Meat, poultry & feed

Microbiological Testing

  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • E. coli
  • Coliform
  • Enterobacteriaceae

Specialist contaminant analysis includes

  • Veterinary Drug Residues
  • Malachite Green & Leuco
  • Malachite Green
  • Nitrofuran Metabolites
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Harmful Substances
  • Melamine
  • Dicyandiamide
  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • 4-methylimidizole
  • Mycotoxins
  • Alatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2
  • Phthalates
  • Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)
  • Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
  • Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP)
  • Di-iso-nonylphthalate (DINP)
  • Di-iso-decylphthalate (DIDP)
  • Heavy Metals
  • Arsenic
  • Antimony
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Tin
  • Zinc

Environmental Hygiene Monitoring

  • Bioaerosol air sampling
  • Surface swab testing
  • Settle plate

Fast & rapid Salmonella testing

  • Automated ELISA system (3 days upon sample receipt)
  • Molecular detection assay (2 days upon sample receipt)

Other microbiological assays

  • Preservative efficacy testing
  • Bacteria Identification

Pathogen Detection

  • Yeast & Molds
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vibrio cholera
  • Vibrio
  • Parahaemolyticus
  • Listeria
  • Monocytogenes
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Shigella
  • Camphylobacter

Pesticide residue analysis is available to the below food items but not the least

  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Dried Fruit
  • Cereals & grains
  • Tea Leaves
  • Health supplements
  • Plant-related products
  • A detailed compound list will be provided upon request.

Shelf-life Studies Microbiological parameters

  • Total bacteria count
  • Total yeast & mould count
  • Salmonella sp.
  • Escherichia coli

Physical and chemical parameters

  • Moisture
  • pH
  • Water activity
  • Physical appearance
  • Peroxide value
  • Free fatty acids
  • Vitamins degradation
  • Shelf-life Studies

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

ALS Malaysia has been providing testing services of PCR tests as follows:


  1. Qualitative GMO testing is now available in a more convenient and affectable manner. Our testing method is sensitive and reliable to an operational limit of 0.1%.
  2. For Species Identiication, species-speciic DNA sequences of speciic animals and fungi can be tested. The molecular approach is ultilised to identify species that include common edible animals, pork, cow, fish etc.
  3. Food Authenticity analysis to guarantee the authenticity of the food products and protect brand name in line with current legislation.
  4. Custom PCR screening projects.