Laboratory test methods for dairy products
Laboratories use approved methods of testing. Find out about the approval process and get access to a list of approved methods.
Approved dairy test methods
MPI must approve the methods that category 1 and 2 laboratories use for testing:
- inhibitory substances
- residues and contaminants in milk
- farm dairy water supply
- foreign matter.
Approved test methods [XLS, 304 KB]
When approval is not required
MPI does not have to approve other test methods, provided that:
- analysis is done in a dairy laboratory recognised by MPI in the appropriate category for the test
- the test methodology is specified within the scope of the laboratory’s accreditation and has been validated for that type of dairy product
- the method has not been specified through a notice under the Animal Products Act 1999.
Get a test method approved
To get MPI approval for a test method, complete this form:
Annex A – Test method approval [PDF, 183 KB]