Laboratory testing for dairy
Dairy products are tested in laboratories that are specifically recognised for this work.
Dairy testing requirements
Dairy products are tested to prove they conform with:
- New Zealand minimum food safety requirements
- Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs).
To be recognised to do the testing, dairy laboratories need to meet the requirements of a recognised laboratory programme (RLP), as set out in the Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Laboratories.
Read the requirements in the Notice:
- Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Laboratories [PDF, 569 KB]
Find out more about the RLP programme:
Testing raw drinking milk
Raw drinking milk testing requirements are in the Animal Products Notice: Raw Milk for Sale to Consumers.
- Download the Raw Milk for Sale to Consumers notice [PDF, 926 KB]
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