Local Government Services

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DTS supports Local Government Councils with a comprehensive range of services including microbiological, chemical, allergens, legislation, labelling, interpretation and complaint samples. Our dedicated team has a wealth of experience and a strong understanding of Council requirements.


  • State of the art technology and equipment to deliver fast results
  • Kiestra modular automation solution
  • Masterclave automated media preparation and filling line
  • Elisa (Vidas, Tecra)
  • PCR (Bax)

We perform testing for general microbiology and pathogens in foods, and waters, as well as specialist tests for food poisoning organisms including Salmonella, E.coli 0157 and Listeria.


Using our wide range of instrumental capabilities including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, ICP-OES, Atomic absorption testing for: nutrition panels, vitamins, preservatives, pesticide residues, metals including arsenic and mercury, dietary fibre, and saturated, trans, mono, polyunsaturated fatty acids and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, artificial colours and sweeteners.


Food allergen detection services using the latest ELISA techniques for: gluten, dairy (B-lactoglobulin, casein), egg, crustacea, nuts (peanut, almond, hazelnut), sesame and soy.


Using PCRTechnology, our analysts can detect the presence of genetically modified material at very low levels and provide qualitative and quantitative testing in raw materials and/or processed foodstuffs.

Complaint Samples

We offer a rapid investigative service to identify foreign matter and objects, insects, glass, plastic, blood. Phosphatase testing is available to establish if insects have been processed. We provide a comprehensive report and digital photo for each item as part of this service.

Legislation and Labelling Advice

We can provide advice on legislation and labelling according to the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. We can also conduct labelling assessments and result interpretation.


DTS accreditations include:

  • NATA
  • ISO 17025
  • AQIS
  • Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Sri Lankan Standard Institution