Cawthron’s Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Laboratories now accredited  

14 February 2024

Cawthron Laboratories newest testing arm based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has now received accreditation.

Cawthron Laboratories offers customers a broad spectrum of food and product testing services. The new facility, located in Māngere, expands Cawthron Laboratories’ service capacity and supports existing efforts to provide a full spectrum of testing services to customers in any part of the country, with prompt turn-around times for results regardless of location.  

Cawthron Laboratories Manager Paul Parker says this expansion builds on the strong relationships Cawthron already has with customers in the North Island and creates opportunities for new customers by increasing confidence in the accessibility and reliability of their testing services.  

“Our fully accredited Nelson-based laboratories have provided testing services to Aotearoa New Zealand’s food and natural products sector for over 40 years and we’re really proud of our continued growth.

A Cawthron laboratory in Auckland will provide our North Island customers reassurance that we can meet their tight turnaround times for export and food safety requirements, helping them to get their product to market faster.”

Parker says Cawthron Laboratories’ customers highly value the flexibility and tailored solutions that Cawthron’s team of technicians and research and development scientists can offer, which is why accessibility is an important element.  Cawthron Laboratories is a nationally significant provider of testing services that supports Aotearoa New Zealand’s food industry by ensuring the safety of their product for domestic supply and export markets.  

“One of Cawthron’s core objectives is to increase food security by improving the safety, nutrition and sustainability of foods, and the services we offer through Cawthron Laboratories is critical to us achieving that vision,” says Parker.

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If you have any questions about working with our Auckland or Nelson Labs, please get in touch by emailing or call us on 03 548 2839.

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Image: Cawthron Institute
Paul Parker, Section Head Chemistry
Paul Parker
Manager – Cawthron Laboratories
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