image description

News

New Allergen - added to the Food Standards Code list

On 25 May 2017, the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) was amended to add lupin to the list of allergens that must be declared on food labels.

Read more: New Allergen - added to the Food Standards Code list

FeedTest Pricing Alteration - 1st July 2017

FeedTest has kept testing charges and pricing structure constant for 5 years now, unfortunately though due to increasing laboratory costs a small price rise is necessary in 2017.

Read more: FeedTest Pricing Alteration - 1st July 2017

FeedTest - Season Averages 2016/17

FeedTest 2016/17 full fodder season averages and results are now available for download.

Read more: FeedTest - Season Averages 2016/17

Changes to AusScan Testing

The recent commercial development of the Pork CRC’s AusScan Calibration, has resulted in FeedTest no longer being able to absorb the cost of providing these tests at no charge.

Read more: Changes to AusScan Testing

Department of Agriculture & Water Resources - grant approval to test meat and meat products

Agrifood Technology is now AQIS approved to conduct testing on meat and meat products

Read more: Department of Agriculture & Water Resources - grant approval to test meat and meat products

Glyphosate Testing in Barley

With harvest now upon us here in Australia and the recent decision by the APVMA to issue a permit to allow minor use of AGVET product to control weed production in the barley crop, it is important to be guided by the instructions for use provided by the manufacturer and the APVMA on the product’s use.

Read more: Glyphosate Testing in Barley

What we do - Agrifood Video

Agrifood has recently produced a video showcasing the company's broad testing abilities.

Read more: What we do - Agrifood Video

Investigation into Salmonella possibly linked to Rockmelon

State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating cases of Salmonella, possibly associated with rockmelon, following an increase in cases in a number of states in Australia.

Read more: Investigation into Salmonella possibly linked to Rockmelon

AGIC Conference - 2016

The Agrifood team is hosting a display booth at the AGIC Conference.

Read more: AGIC Conference - 2016

Are Heavy Metals a risk to your food?

Heavy metals such as Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead and Mercury are common heavy metals that are found in our everyday environment.

Read more: Are Heavy Metals a risk to your food?

Agrifood - Gains NATA Accreditation for Gluten testing

Agrifood Technology is pleased to announce that our Gluten allergen testing method has now been granted NATA accreditation.

Read more: Agrifood - Gains NATA Accreditation for Gluten testing

AFIA Ring Test Results - Publication for FeedTest

AFIA Fodder Testing Proficiency Program – Round 26 results 2016.

Read more: AFIA Ring Test Results - Publication for FeedTest

Salmonella - Testing Services

Agrifood Technology is a NATA accredited specialised Microbiological Testing Laboratory - offering complete microbiological services in Food Safety testing.

Read more: Salmonella - Testing Services

Christmas Trading Hours

Christmas & New Year Period 2015/16 Trading Hours

Read more: Christmas Trading Hours

FeedTest Season Averages - 1st Quarter 2015

There is something different each season and this one is no exception. 

Read more: FeedTest Season Averages - 1st Quarter 2015

Elmore Field Days - Starts 6th October

It's that time of the year again - Elmore Field Days starts next week.

Read more: Elmore Field Days - Starts 6th October

69th WA State EH Conference - is almost here!

The 69th WA State Environmental Health Conference will be held at Crown Perth on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September 2015.

Read more: 69th WA State EH Conference - is almost here!

Customer Portal.....On-Line Results Now Available!

The Agrifood Customer portal is a collection of programs that provides a level of customer autonomy by enabling access to their projects, reports, results and invoices hosted by Agrifood Technology.

Read more: Customer Portal.....On-Line Results Now Available!

CNCPS Testing - FeedTest New Service Offering

New Service offered by FeedTest for CPM Nutritionists - FeedTest is proud to announce the introduction of a new service for dairy nutrition and the CPM Model from the United States.

Read more: CNCPS Testing - FeedTest New Service Offering

Agrifood Technology – gains NATA accreditation for Microbiological Testing

Agrifood Technology is pleased to announce that our Microbiological testing facility located in Derrimut, Victoria - now has NATA accreditation for a large range of tests, in a wide variety of food and feed products.  

Read more: Agrifood Technology – gains NATA accreditation for Microbiological Testing

NATA Mycotoxins - Advancement

Many commodities contain dangerous levels of mycotoxins which are byproducts of fungal growth due to poor growing, storage or handling conditions. These toxins if undetected can be incorporated into food products consumed by humans or animals.

Read more: NATA Mycotoxins - Advancement

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Raises a new record

This year's Biggest Morning Tea has raised an amazing $785 dollars for the Cancer Council of Australia.

Read more: Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Raises a new record

Methyl Bromide - Pesticide still in use on strawberries

Pesticide banned worldwide still used to grow 70% of Australian strawberries.

Read more: Methyl Bromide - Pesticide still in use on strawberries

Wheat Harvest Report - 2014/15

The 2014 wheat harvest has come and gone for another year.

Read more: Wheat Harvest Report - 2014/15

GCMSMS Capability & Capacity Improvement

The Food Safety Laboratory at Agrifood Technology uses state of the art instrumentation to analyse for a wide range of pesticide residues in Grains, Grain Products, Fruit, Fruit Juices, Fruit Concentrates, Vegetables, Vegetable Juices, and Vegetable Concentrates.

Read more: GCMSMS Capability & Capacity Improvement

Fodder Season - Update November 2014

Early severe frosts in Northern Victoria and Southern New South Wales, coupled with very dry parts of North West Victoria has resulted in some grain crops cut for silage and some fodder crops not cut at all. 

Read more: Fodder Season - Update November 2014

Agrifood Team - attend Brunei Workshop on Potential Contaminant in Stockfeed

The Department of Agriculture and Agrifood held a workshop on 'Potential Contaminant in Stockfeed', which took place yesterday at the Rimba Horticulture Business Centre, Gadong, Brunei.

Read more: Agrifood Team - attend Brunei Workshop on Potential Contaminant in Stockfeed

The Nation's premier Food Safety Event is here - HACCP Conference 2014

Now in its 21st year, the Australian HACCP Conference is a must-attend event for every food safety professional.

Read more: The Nation's premier Food Safety Event is here - HACCP Conference 2014

AGIC 2014 - Another Success!

Agrifood Technology was proud to once again be an integral part of the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) on the 28th & 29th July, 2014.

Read more: AGIC 2014 - Another Success!

Testing to target food fraud

While food fraud is causing concern for consumers, it's also a big problem for retailers and food manufacturers and the industry is responding by ramping up testing regimes and developing new technologies that can identify dodgy ingredients and spot fake food.

Read more: Testing to target food fraud

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Colleagues, friends and families came together this morning to make this year's Biggest Morning Tea the best so far held at Agrifood Technology.

Read more: Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Microbiological testing begins at Langdons

Effective 1st May 2014 Agrifood Technology commenced the exciting new phase of managing the on-site Laboratory testing for Langdon Ingredients.

Read more: Microbiological testing begins at Langdons

Australian Institute of Food Science &Technology - Laboratory Visit

Members from the West Australian Branch of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology visited our laboratories in Bibra Lake on Wednesday 23rd April 2014.

Read more: Australian Institute of Food Science &Technology - Laboratory Visit

Quality of Drought Feeds

Drought conditions can cause a lot of heartache for farmers trying to maintain their livestock. 

Read more: Quality of Drought Feeds

MSG Testing - Survey

Do you have Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) testing requirements?

By filling out the survey, you will greatly assist us with understanding your future MSG testing requirements.

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WPXB37G

Read more: MSG Testing - Survey

Is your feed yielding the production you expected?

There are occasions when stock will not perform as expected on certain feeds. Milk production may drop back or weight gain is not achieved. There can be a number of reasons for this performance drop.

Read more: Is your feed yielding the production you expected?

FeedTest Season Averages 2013/14 - First Quarter

The mix of samples sent for testing this year is quite different to this time last year. A lot more cereal crops have been tested as standing crops and windrows with a high number marked as frost damaged.

Read more: FeedTest Season Averages 2013/14 - First Quarter

Nutritional Testing - NATA Scope Expansion

Agrifood Technology extends its NATA Accreditation on food nutritional panel testing.

Read more: Nutritional Testing - NATA Scope Expansion

New Service – Product Inspection

Agrifood offers Product Inspection as well as Testing Services

In addition to regular microbiological, pesticide residue and nutritional panel testing, Agrifood Technology has extended its service range to include imported frozen product inspection for one of its country Victoria based clients.

Read more: New Service – Product Inspection

AACC Award Recipients

The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) International Check Sample Program is an important quality tool for food-testing laboratories worldwide. The program enables subscribers to assess and strengthen quality standards by evaluating the accuracy and consistency of their test data.

Read more: AACC Award Recipients

Fluoride Testing in Infant Health Formula

Dental fluorosis is the staining of teeth beyond optimal levels of fluoride while a child's teeth are developing. This occurs when excess fluoride interferes with the formation of the enamel resulting in white patches or line over the surface of the tooth. Sources of fluoride are mainly found from water fluoridation, toothpaste and various food sources.

Read more: Fluoride Testing in Infant Health Formula

Food Allergy Awareness Week, 13-19 May 2013

Food Allergy Week is a national initiative to raise awareness and to support Australians with food allergies, which is a widespread public health problem on the rise.

Read more: Food Allergy Awareness Week, 13-19 May 2013

Species Testing - Now available on Meat

Species testing is now offered by Agrifood Technology on various meat and food products. 

“Do you really know what’s in your meat – is beef really 100% beef?”

Read more: Species Testing - Now available on Meat

Agrifood Technology gains GAFTA accreditation

Agrifood Technology has recently been granted accreditation by The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) as an approved laboratory for analysing grain under the GAFTA laboratory accreditation scheme.

Read more: Agrifood Technology gains GAFTA accreditation

Metabolisable Energy Testing for Feedlots

FeedTest provides Fodder testing to the standard Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) recommended formulas and methods.

Read more: Metabolisable Energy Testing for Feedlots

The New Triple Stage Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Agrifood Technology is proud to introduce the addition of another state-of-the-art instrument to its existing array of highly sophisticated analytical instrumentation in the Food Safety laboratory, the Thermo Fisher LC-HESI-MS/MS Triple Stage Quadrupole (TSQ) Mass Spectrometer (MS) system.

Read more: The New Triple Stage Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Agrifood WA - Specialists in Agro-nutritional Services

For many years Agrifood Technology has offered its customers analytical services on grain, flour, fresh produce and food products. Agrifood Technology WA has expanded its test scope and now offers an extensive range of Agro-nutritional services.

Read more: Agrifood WA - Specialists in Agro-nutritional Services

Lime Testing - Now offered by Agrifood WA

Soil acidity (low pH) is a serious concern across large areas of rural Australia, over 65% of the WA wheat belt experiences soil acidity issues.

Read more: Lime Testing - Now offered by Agrifood WA

Carbendazim fungicide in Orange Juice

Carbendazim is a broad-spectrum fungicide widely used around the world to control fungal diseases in crops. Traces of carbendazim have been found in orange products imported from Brazil to the USA, where carbendazim spraying is banned.

Read more: Carbendazim fungicide in Orange Juice