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Eurofins New Zealand is accredited under the MPI Recognised Laboratory Program (RLP)

We are accredited for an extensive range of microbiological analyses and can assist dairy manufacturers with the certification of their product and/or plant as well as with day-to-day troubleshooting and advice.

Dairy Products - Microbiological Tests

Dairy matrices like all food types differ from product to product. IANZ accredits laboratories on their ability to correctly test each matrix.

Eurofins New Zealand is accredited to perform the full microbiology suite of testing on the following matrices across all reference standards e.g. – ISO, FDA, GB, NZTM, APHA, AOAC

  • Milk (including raw)
  • Cream
  • Milk powders
  • Infant formula, Baby Food Testing
  • Butter
  • Anhydrous milk fat
  • Cheese
  • Caseins and caseinates
  • Whey products
  • Lactose
  • Cultured products
  • Frozen confectionery
  • Dairy foods
  • Ice cream
  • Rennet
  • Alamin
  • Lactoferrin
  • Lactoperoxidase
  • Co-isolates 
  • Milk Protein Concentrates

Microbiology suite of testing includes but not limited to: 

 
  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Total coliforms
  • Escherichia coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
 
  • Listeria spp. & monocytogenes
  • Salmonella
  • Coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus
  • Yeasts and moulds
  • Enterobacter sakazaki (Cronobacter)
  • Spore counts
  • Plant Hygiene Evaluation (Swabs, Sweepings, Air Exposure Testing, etc.)

We also offer a range of chemistry testing which includes but not limited to:

  • Nutritional Informational Panel (NIP, Label Claim)
  • Foreign Matter testing

  • Fats

  • Protein (Dumas)

  • Protein (Kjeldahl)

  • Water Activity

  • Moisture
  • Sensory

  • Free Fatty Acids, Fatty Acid Testing

  • Nitrate/Nitrite

  • Allergens Testing (Gluten, Aflatoxin, etc.)

  • Shelf Life Testing