Hemp

Hemp Testing

Hill Labs has an IANZ accredited cannabinoid method and Ministry of Health approval to test hemp flower for compliance purposes (THC). We currently provide soil testing services for hemp growers, and seed testing for hemp food producers, which includes a nutritional panel, pesticide testing and micro testing. These are performed using the latest technology and methods, and are analysed on state-of-the-art instruments. We're committed to providing exceptional customer service, with a team of dedicated Client Service Managers.

THC Testing

Hill Labs is the first independent laboratory in New Zealand to have been granted Approved Laboratory status by the Ministry of Health. We offer THC testing on Industrial Hemp flower samples, for compliance with the Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006.

Nutritional Panel Testing

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.

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.

Microbiological Testing

Hill Labs has an extensive array of pathogen-related tests that are performed using either traditional culture, or molecular-based detection. Our turnaround times are industry-leading and can be used with product or environmental swabs alike. Some of our routinely analysed pathogens are listed below, however for a more complete listing of our pathogen testing options and the associated test details, simply call us or complete the form below and we will be happy to help you decide what test is best for your particular needs.

  • Listeria species (by PCR)
  • Listeria monocytogenes (by PCR)
  • Salmonella (by PCR)
  • Aerobic plate count (APCs)
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Total coliforms
  • Faecal coliforms
  • E. coli
  • STEC E. coli ((including O157) by PCR)
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Camplyobacter

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What our customers have to say

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Accreditations

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.