Microbiological Food Testing

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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.

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Scientist swabbing red meat for testing purposes

Microbiological food testing (Invercargill only)

Testing of meat, fish, food, and environmental swabs. Most tests carried out are to ensure the safety of foods for export and selling on the local market.

Fresh clams for sale at the market


We are IANZ accredited for shellfish and crustacean testing and have experience testing for biological materials.

Assortment of different soils for testing

Solids and biosolids

Our laboratories are accredited to test solids, soils, sludges and biosolids for a range of metals, microorganisms, and organic chemistry matter.