Food and Water Testing Division of Sonic Healthcare

The Food and Water Testing Division of Sonic Healthcare offers a comprehensive food and water testing service of the highest quality. The division consists of a team of expert scientists situated in a modern laboratory utilising methods of the highest standards. It is headed up by Richard JonesTim Morgan.


Sonic Food & Water Testing Overview

Food Testing

We are NATA accredited for all food types and surface swabs, for the detection and quantitation of: Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Coliforms, Escherichia coli, Faecal coliforms, Listeria, Standard plate count, Salmonella, Staphylococcus (coagulase positive), Vibrio, yeasts and moulds.

Microbiological testing is provided to validate HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points) with testing for pathogens in raw materials and the finished products.

We provide independent testing for microbiological food safety and food spoilage, and perform testing to provide evidence of microbial food safety necessary for developing shelf life recommendations.

Water Testing

We provide a comprehensive microbiological and chemical water testing service for water consumers in the community. Water from swimming pools and spas, bottled water, bore water, tank drinking water, water used in agriculture or industry, water used in air conditioning cooling towers and from other sources is able to be tested.

Testing available includes: bacterial counts (including coliform, Pseudomonas and Legionella species), chemical testing (including pH, electrolytes and heavy metals) and blue/green algae toxin tests.


Contact Details:

For any enquiries or further information, please do not hesitate to contact The Sonic Healthcare Food and Water Testing Division laboratory on:

Phone:  (02 4734 6580 
Tollfree: 1800 048 993 (within Australia) 
Fax:  (02) 4732 3306
Contact:  Tim Morgan