Food Testing

Food Testing

Hill Labs provides the food and drink industries with a complete range of laboratory testing and analysis to ensure safety, quality and compliance for manufacturers and consumers. Our dedicated teams can offer microbiological, chemical and nutritional testing solutions and our scientists have many years of experience developing and validating methods specific to food samples. Our Client Service Managers work closely with our clients to understand their specific requirements and ensure that our tests, meet their needs.

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Aquaculture and Fish

Hill Labs is a RLP accredited laboratory with a wide range of tests to support the fishing and aquaculture industries.


Cereal and Grain

Hill Labs provides an extensive array of testing services for the analysis of grains and cereals.


Fruit and Vegetable

Fast and accurate analytical chemistry, nutritional chemistry and microbiological testing.



Hill Labs provides a diverse range of meat tests. Our methods are accredited for use in testing raw material and finished products and we use the latest technologies.


Food Pesticide Residues

We have a dedicated food testing division who can test for over 600 different pesticide residues in a wide food products.


Processed Food

Hill Labs provides accredited methods for pesticides, heavy metals, nutritional information, allergen and microbiological testing in processed foods


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Christmas Hours 2023/2024

With the holiday season fast approaching, our hours will differ from usual. Click here to view our opening hours over the 2023/2024 festive season or they can also be found on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 0508 44 555 22 or email us at
  20 Nov 2023

Hill News November 2023 - Update From Our CEO, Dr Jonno Hill

The cliché “change is the only constant” is as true now as it’s ever been. Within our changing climate, we have apparently just kicked over from La Nina to El Nino, which is likely to lead to more rain on the west coast and more drought on the east. Hats off to our farmers, who must do the best they can within unpredictable and sometimes severe weather events.
  17 Nov 2023

Our Dedicated Beverage Testing Lab

In the heart of Marlborough, we have a dedicated beverage testing laboratory with local knowledgeable staff and precision equipment. Leading the charge in supporting the beverage industry is Vanessa Burrows - our Blenheim Site and Key Account Manager - who is backed by an experienced team that have built an extensive network of clients across New Zealand.
  16 Nov 2023

What our customers have to say

"We've always found them to be responsive in getting results back and giving advice on problems we might be facing."

Andrew Hutchinson, Technical Manager, Turners & Growers

"We strongly recommend Hill Labs as a sound testing service provider to the honey industry."

Nick Walker, Technical Manager, Egmont Honey

"Their sample registration system has made things simple and seamless - collect, scan and send!"

Mathew Bannister, Compliance Manager, First Fresh New Zealand

"My overall experience with Hill Laboratories is friendly, competent, trustworthy."

Dr. Jakob Kleinmans, Forage Nutritionist, NutriAssist Ltd

"The fact that their experienced agricultural Client Services team are always there to give their input is a fantastic resource."

Ben Meehan, Agronomic Support, Gavins Limited

“I can wholeheartedly recommend Hills, not only for their range of testing capabilities but also for their excellent client service."

Jared White, Audit Manager, BioGro New Zealand Ltd


As a New Zealand accredited laboratory by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ), Hill Labs' commitment to quality is tantamount to our overall operating philosophy. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work.