Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Eurofins expands its food testing laboratory capacity in NZ

Eurofins expands its food testing laboratory capacity in New Zealand


21 May 2014

Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), the global leader in food and environment testing, announces the completion of the extensive rebuild of its Auckland microbiology, chemistry and soil testing laboratory into a large, state-of-the-art facility with total laboratory surface of 3,700m².

The laboratory was officially opened on Friday, the 16th of May by the Hon. Steven Joyce, New Zealand's Minister of Economic Development, Science and Innovation.

The investment, started shortly after the acquisition of NZ Labs by Eurofins in 2012, involved upgrading the site in Auckland to modern Eurofins standards, as well as adding a 2,000m2 laboratory wing that significantly expands the laboratory’s capacity. Eurofins has also expanded the laboratory’s capabilities by adding a further 120 analytical methods for food and dairy matrices, including analyses for infant formula label claims. The laboratory will serve as one of the Group’s main hubs for dairy testing in the region, and part of Eurofins’ network of dairy laboratories in Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, USA and China.


At present, Eurofins’ footprint in New Zealand includes laboratories in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch providing food, environmental and pharmaceutical products testing, as well as auditing services. In addition, Eurofins operates agroscience laboratories in Hamilton and Sydney [in neighboring Australia], offering comprehensive testing services for herbicide, pesticide and veterinary medicine residues in a wide range of matrices.


Comment from Dr. Matthias Wilbur-Weber, Eurofins Group Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific: “This investment underpins our commitment to support the food and dairy markets of New Zealand. We intend to continue strengthening our local footprint by making the full range of services and capabilities of the Eurofins Group available to our laboratories in New Zealand, and the rest of the Asia Pacific region.”


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

OceanaGold: Man Killed In Waihi Mine Accident

A 29-year-old man had died following a work place accident at OceanaGold mine, Waihi last night. The man was killed after the front end loader he was in rolled down a slope. The accident happened at approximately 6.30pm on Thursday night. More>>

ALSO:

Constructing Consent: Annual Housing Consents Highest In Over A Decade

More than 29,000 new homes gained building consent in the year to June 2016, up 16 percent from the previous June year, Statistics New Zealand said today. More>>

ALSO:

War Against Weevil For Future Peas: “No Peas, No Weevil” Ban Now In Place In Wairarapa

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today placed a ban on growing peas within a specified area and placed controls on moving pea material (seed and untreated pea straw) within, in and out of this area for the next 2 years. More>>

ALSO:

Wood Producers: Crisis In New Zealand Log Supply

New Zealand wood processing leaders held a hui with senior government officials and political leaders in Whangarei yesterday to assess the acute log supply shortage to local mills in Northland. More>>

Consents And Taxes: Trustpower 'Very Disappointed' With Judgement

Trustpower is "very disappointed" with a Supreme Court ruling dismissing its bid to claim tax deductions on $17.7 million of project costs in a case closely watched by large-scale infrastructure developers. More>>

ALSO:

Fruitful Endeavours: Kiwifruit Exports Reach Record Levels

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news