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Southern Microbiological Services has been providing a comprehensive testing service for the food, drink and related industries since 1987. We offer microbiological and chemical testing, tailored research and on-site troubleshooting and training.

  • UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 
  • RSA approved laboratory
  • Testing 365 days a year
  • Out of hours support
  • Dedicated client managers
  • Personalised booking in system
  • High quality, prompt and tailored reporting

Microbiology Testing

Our retail and manufacturing clients have diverse requirements, so our philosophy is to provide you with your own personalised laboratory service, tailored to your specific needs.
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Chemistry Analysis

SMS works in partnership with other accredited Tentamus Group laboratories, to provide a full range of chemistry tests. Quality, reliability and personal attention, allow us to truly be a one-stop-shop for your food and environmental testing needs.
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Cosmetic Testing

Southern Microbiological Services can now offer Cosmetic testing including; Challenge Testing, Routine Analysis and Detection Analysis.
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Bespoke Testing & Product Development

SMS don’t simply sell a range of tests; we aim to understand and contribute to your business. Whether you are a small local business, or a multi-national, operating out of multiple sites, we can offer tailored trouble shooting and consultancy services to suit your requirements.
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Southern Microbiological Services – a Tentamus company

Southern Microbiological Services has been providing a comprehensive testing service for the food, drink and related industries since 1987. We offer microbiological and chemical testing, tailored research and on-site troubleshooting and training. We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1922. For full details of accredited microbiological tests offered, please see our UKAS schedule. Our laboratory is also RSA approved.

Latest News

Analyst GMP Certification Extension

The Israeli MoH notified Analyst Research Laboratories that it has successfully passed its latest audit and has been rewarded with an extension of its GMP certification. The Israeli Institute for Standardization and Control of Pharmaceuticals operating under the Israeli MoH, is recognized by the European Commission under the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of ... Continued

Tentamus Pharma Group at CPhI worldwide 2021

The Tentamus Pharma Group bundles all competences in the field of drug and medical device testing and is made up of class leading independent laboratories, providing high quality service and support to our clients worldwide. Our client base ranges from small start-up companies to multi-national corporations, encompassing a comprehensive and diverse portfolio of services to ... Continued

More time to be ready for IVDR?

About 90 % of all in vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturer cannot benefit from transition period laid down in Article 110 of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 (IVDR) and must be ready for IVDR in May 2022. The new Regulation will replace the current Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices from 26 May 2022. The main ... Continued

VELTIA Labs for Life Cyprus has updated its Scope of Accreditation!

“Your life’s quality, our top priority” – VELTIA Cyprus is committed to VELTIA LABS FOR LIFE’s motto and has set a clear target for 2021. The goal was to upgrade its nutritional lab and provide its clients the services of one “stop-care lab”. “After a successful 4-day-audit conducted by CYS-CYSAB (Cyprus Accreditation Body) we are ... Continued

Foundation of Tentamus Pharma & Med Deutschland GmbH

Formation of a new company out of BLS-Analytik GmbH, TentaMedix GmbH and DSIpharm Oldenburg The Tentamus Group pleased to inform you that BLS Analytik GmbH, TentaMedix GmbH and DSIpharm Oldenburg have merged as one company with immediate effect as Tentamus Pharma & Med Deutschland GmbH. The company’s headquarters are located in Bad Kissingen, Columbiastraße 14 ... Continued

Laboratorio Control extends its ENAC scope in Feed, Food and Food Additives

Committed to the continuous improvement of its analytical services, Laboratorio Control extends its ENAC (National Accreditation Body) accreditation in the Food and Animal Nutrition sectors.   The Molecular Biology Department of the laboratory has successfully passed the ENAC audit which focused on the evaluation of the analytical method for the detection of Salmonella spp. and ... Continued

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