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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Ensuring consistent turnaround times is paramount as we prepare for the upcoming honey season. By maintaining efficiency and reliability in our operations, we not only meet the demands of our clients, but also uphold our reputation for excellence in service delivery.
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Ag Plant Test Changes Coming

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Coal Tar Contamination Guidelines

Graham Corban, Key Account Manager - Environmental, is a member of the WasteMINZ Coal Tar in Roading working group that prepared the recently released Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Coal Tar Contamination in Roading. WasteMINZ released the guidelines in late 2023.
  15 Feb 2024

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


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.