Nutrition Laboratory


We are a small team of dedicated analysts offering quality testing service encompassing both problem solving and product development work to maximise the value of results for clients throughout the food and feed industry.

Since the inception of Massey University there has been a strong emphasis on research and nutritional analysis, leading to the foundation of the Nutrition Laboratory in 1985. The Nutrition Laboratory is recognised both in New Zealand and internationally for its expertise in a wide range of analyses including amino acids profiles.


The Nutrition Laboratory has been IANZ accredited to ISO 17025 since 2005 and is a Ministry of Health recommended agency offering full nutrition and consultancy services for food labelling to comply with the Food Standards Australian and New Zealand FSANZ. For our current IANZ certification please see the following certificates:
IANZ 2019 Chemistry (134 KB)
IANZ 2019 Biochemistry (31 KB)

MPI transitional facility

Standard 154.02.17

Quality Control

Quality data is of great importance to us; we participate in international proficiency programs AAFCO (USA) and RCPA (Australia), IAG (Belgium), MilkChek (Global NZ) and NZ Feed Testing Round Robin. We follow a rigid quality control program with the use of intra-laboratory checks and calibration standards.

The use of recognized methodology from AOAC, FDA and other regulatory agencies ensures that standard procedures are followed.

Specialising in analysis of food, pet food, plant and animal products we have a range of assays including:

  • Amino acid profiles
  • Reactive Lysine/Lysine
  • Fatty acid profiles
  • Rancidity
  • Calorific content
  • ELISA assays
  • Total dietary fibre, soluble and insoluble
  • NDF
  • ADF
  • Crude Fibre
  • Lignin
  • Starch
  • Resistent Starch
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Shelf life testing
  • Hormones
  • Metabolites
  • Enzymes
  • ß-glucan
  • And many more

Our research laboratory personnel are available to offer assistance with planning the specific tests your product(s) will require.

eBook releases

The feed analysis laboratory: establishment and quality control

This publication presents the sequence of activities for establishing a Feed Quality Analysis Laboratory: from initial planning, building and layout, through hiring suitable staff and selecting methods and equipment to culminating in accreditation, based on an estimated four-year time frame.


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