Analytical Science

Food testing

Testing for food safety

Cawthron's internationally recognised and accredited laboratories offer comprehensive food composition and microbiological testing services including:

  • label claims
  • freshness, quality and rancidity analyses
  • vitamin and trace element testing
  • export certification
  • product shelf life testing
  • plant hygiene and environmental compliance testing.

We offer a wide range of routine analyses and analytical instrumentation, and our experienced laboratory staff can work with you to identify your testing requirements.

Please contact us for more detailed information on our services.

Microbiological testing for food and product safety requirements

Our microbiology laboratory is equipped to test products and food for a full range of organisms, including pathogens, to ensure your products comply with New Zealand and international safety standards.

We offer monitoring of premises for hygiene by testing environmental swabs, and are also certified to train production staff in water sampling and swabbing for Salmonella and Listeria testing.

Our other areas of expertise include verification of products containing probiotics. 

We service a wide range of clients throughout the country who work with food, and food supplements. Nationwide overnight courier delivery of samples to our Nelson laboratory is available.

Please contact us for more information on these services.

Contact us

Contact us

+64 3 548 2319