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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Latest Stories

Fieldays 40th Birthday Competiton - Terms and Conditions

To celebrate our 40 year success story, we're giving away a free test* to 40 lucky winners who enter on our stand at Fieldays, 12-15 June 2024, Mystery Creek, Hamilton. Come and see us at site PE24 in The Pavilion to enter!
  11 Jun 2024

40 Years of Environmental Excellence

Over the past four decades, Hill Labs has been at the forefront of environmental testing in New Zealand. We initially provided basic water tests for farmers, but in 1986, following an enquiry about water analysis for mining projects, the Environmental division was established. The landscape of environmental testing shifted significantly with the enactment of the Resource Management Act in 1991, which precipitated a surge in demand for Hill Labs’ services.
  28 May 2024

The First 40 Years

When Roger and Anne Hill started Hill Laboratories, they had no idea what was ahead of them. Roger had been working as the manager of a small, private soil testing lab in Cambridge, but when it was clear the promised significant shareholding was not going to happen, it was very unsettling. Anne finally said to him “You know what you are going to have to do. You need to leave and start your own laboratory, otherwise you will just grow into a grumpy old man, wondering what might have been.”
  28 May 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.