Leading Microbiological Testing Lab

SMT LABS is a state-of-the-art microbiological testing laboratory

Food safety is more than just your legal requirement, it’s a matter of life and death

Let us help you carry the responsibility

Best turn-around Time in South Africa

With accurate, ethical and quality results

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About us

SMT LABS are state-of-the-art microbiological testing laboratories. We’re SANAS accredited and DALRRD approved. Our mission is to ensure that there is better quality food for all South Africans. We test today to improve tomorrow. Our core values and the pillars of our business is our focus on accuracy and ethical conduct, which is why SMT LABS uses the latest technologies and testing methods to guarantee fast yet accurate results. Our Technical Signatories are also highly trained and experienced and provide 24/7 assistance with enquiries concerning results and personal feedback. SMT LABS uses a cutting-edge LIMS system to allow for real-time online results. We also provide personal support for your next steps.

Guaranteed accurate results

By incorporating the latest technologies and testing methods.  

Best turnaround time in South Africa

We can guarantee a turn-around time of 3 working days for products that are based on a positive release.  

All Technical Signatories have M.Sc. / Ph.D degrees

With more than 52 food microbiology or related degrees amongst staff, we guarantee 24/7 availability and support. 

The most advanced LIMS system in South Africa

This allows you access to online test reports as well as micro-alerts when results are out of specifications. 


The only laboratory in South Africa accredited for determining total plate count on contact paddles. We’re also SANAS accredited to test the efficacy of disinfectants in vitro as well as on non-porous surfaces.

Known for innovation, accuracy, quality and ethical practices

At the forefront of Salmonella species testing in South Africa.

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Microbiological Tests

Guaranteed accurate results by incorporating the latest technologies and testing methods. 





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