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Our Invercargill laboratory specialise in the microbiological testing of meat, fish, food, and environmental swabs. The team supports several meat, fish, and food businesses across the Southland region with their testing requirements for export and local selling of products.
The laboratory is registered to carry out testing for the National Microbiological Database programme (NMD) of which primary processors of meat and game must be a part of. They also hold Ministry of Primary Industry recognised laboratory programme accreditation (MPI-RLP). These accreditations are in place to assess risk and determine food safety before reaching the consumer.
What do we test for?
Cereals and cereal products
Salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, yeast, and moulds
Edible oils, fats/derived products
Salmonella, yeast, and moulds
Salmonella, aerobic plate count, coliforms, E. coli, listeria spp, staphylococcus aureus, yeast, and moulds
Meat, poultry and derived products
Salmonella, aerobic plate count, coliforms, E. coli, enterobacteriaceae, listeria spp, staphylococcus aureus
Fish and fish products
Listeria monocytogenes, salmonella, aerobic plate count, coliforms, E. coli, enterobacteriaceae, listeria spp, staphylococcus aureus
Eggs and egg products
Salmonella, aerobic plate count
Plant hygiene evaluation
Environmental swabs - Listeria monocytogenes, salmonella, aerobic plate count and staphylococcus aureus
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Microbiological food testing (Invercargill only)
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We are IANZ accredited for shellfish and crustacean testing and have experience testing for biological materials.Learn
Solids and biosolids
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