Heavy Metal Testing
Soil may become contaminated with heavy metals for many reasons. Many soil contaminants, such as heavy metals remain, in biologically accessible states for extended periods of time, which means that they can bio-accumulate in fruits, vegetables and potentially humans. As such testing soil, water, fruits and vegetables for heavy metals is commonplace. Hill Labs has an extensive suite of heavy metal tests for use on everything from soil through to honey.
Pesticide Residue Testing
Hill Labs has extensive experience in the analysis of pesticide residues. We have developed award winning purification systems that ensure the best possible extraction of contaminants across the most diverse array of sample types available in New Zealand. Our test offering is IANZ accredited and suitable for use in both domestic and export-based situations.
Testing products for allergens such as gluten, egg white and milk products is important when wanting to ensure that a product conforms to its stated food labelling claims. Hill Labs offers a number of allergen tests for a variety of different products and drinks.
Mycotoxins are extremely toxic chemical substances produced by fungi growing naturally in many agricultural crops. Especially cereals, such as maize, wheat and barley. The consumption of mycotoxin contaminated foodstuffs can be harmful to human health and are therefore routinely tested as part of routine food safety programmes. We offer a convenient suite of mycotoxin tests that includes aflatoxin and its constituent elements as well as other commonly tested mycotoxins such as Fumonisins and Tricothecenes. To request a mycotoxin test from Hill Labs just download a sample submission form, provide us with details of your test requirements and send the completed paperwork along with your sample to the nearest Hill Labs office.
Nutritional Panel Testing
Understanding the nutritional information of food, especially processed food is a food labelling requirement. Nutritional panel testing includes getting an understanding of a product’s, energy, protein, fat (total and saturated), carbohydrate (total and sugars) and sodium. Assessing so many components within multi-component food groups can provide a number of analytical challenges, however Hill Labs team of expert analysts have made the process simple and convenient. Simply complete one of our test submission forms and sample and we will take care of the rest.
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