Food, Water & Feed


ACE Laboratory Services (ACE) is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for biological testing; can offer testing on a wide variety of foods, raw products, processed ready to eat foods and animal feed products, as well as water testing and surface testing under this accreditation.

Tests available for Foods / Feed / Raw products and Ready to eat foods include:
  • Total viable count (TVC) Total viable count (TVC)
  • E.coli counts
  • Total coliform counts
  • Enterobacerieace counts
  • Yeast and mould counts
  • Bacillus cereus counts
  • Clostridium perfringens counts
  • Coagulase positive staphylococcus counts
  • Salmonella presence/absence testing
  • Listeria presence/absence testing
  • Campylobacter testing
  • Total viable counts on Poultry carcass rinse testing
  • Total viable counts for Skin maceration.
Tests available for Surface testing (environmental / food) include:
  • Salmonella culture
  • Aerobic bacterial culture
  • Salmonella typing
  • Anaerobic culture
  • Campylobacter culture
  • Fungal culture
  • Total plate count
  • Total coliform counts
  • Total E.coli counts
  • Total yeast and mould count
  • Coagulase positive staphylococcus count
Tests available for Water testing include:
  • Total plate count
  • Total coliform counts
  • Total E.coli
  • Total Enterobacteriacae counts
  • Salmonella presence / absence in water

NIR Testing

ACE Laboratory Services provides extensive and quality NIR analysis for your feed and forage, operating under the trading names Forage Lab Australia; we have a partnership with Feedworks Australia and Cumberland Valley Analytical Services (CVAS).
CVAS is one of the largest chemistry-based feed labs in the United States and has the resources to offer one of the most comprehensive sets of forage NIR evaluations available to the industry.
Forage Lab Australia offers a wide range of NIR and wet chemistry packages available to suit a large spectrum of feed samples and individual requirements. NIR allows for rapid determination of multiple nutrients and characteristics of a feed or forage. It is a fast, cost effective process available for evaluation of most forage types.

NIR tests we are currently offering:
  • Forage and feed analysis by NIR and wet chemistry
  • DCAD via wet chemistry with a 10 day turnaround
  • Water analysis
  • Mould & yeast culturing and ID
  • Mycotoxin evaluation
  • Silage fermentation acids
  • Fibre digestibility analysis
  • Fatty Acid profiling
  • Amino Acids
  • Manure analysis
  • CPM/ CNCPS model ready analysis

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ACE Laboratory Services currently offers inhouse Mycotoxin testing for Aflatoxin, Deoxynivalenol (Don) and Zearalenone (Zon)