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:

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.

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