Where we work

FS sectors

With over 300 professional science staff (including the largest group of microbiologists in NZ), ESR’s strength lies in the depth and breadth of our scientific knowledge across microbiology, chemistry and risk analysis.

We see the rare and unusual every day and our expertise in food safety and security combined with our overlap between clean water and public health operations means we can help you rapidly identify and manage any threat. Find out more about how we help in specific sectors:

Dairy
  • Norovirus, adenovirus, rotavirus and other enteric virus identification [PDF, 2.3 MB]
  • “Radiation free” export certification
  • Aflatoxin, ochratoxin, and other mycotoxins identification and confirmation
  • Cyanuric acid and melamine analysis – a unique analysis when not in milk powder, e.g. packaging
  • Clostridium botulinum confirmation and identification of botulism toxin types
  • Salmonella identification and confirmation
  • Rapid Campylobacter analysis
  • Identification of milk proteins in “non-milk” products
  • Assessing the environmental impact of milk suppliers farm run-off, for example does the run-off contain faecal material from a broken septic tank, or is it from a flock of ducks?
Horticulture
  • Norovirus, adenovirus, rotavirus and other enteric virus identification [PDF, 2.3 MB]
  • “Radiation free” export certification
  • Aflatoxin, ochratoxin, and other mycotoxins identification and confirmation
  • Cyanuric acid and melamine analysis – a unique analysis when not in milk powder, e.g. packaging
  • Clostridium botulinum confirmation and identification of botulism toxin types
  • Salmonella identification and confirmation
  • Rapid Campylobacter analysis
  • Olive oil quality and provenance
  • Assessing the environmental impact of horticulture run-off, for example does the run-off contain faecal material from a broken septic tank, or is it from a flock of ducks?
Meat
  • Norovirus, adenovirus, rotavirus and other enteric virus identification [PDF, 2.3 MB]
  • “Radiation free” export certification
  • Aflatoxin, ochratoxin, and other mycotoxins identification and confirmation
  • Cyanuric acid and melamine analysis – a unique analysis when not in milk powder, e.g. packaging
  • Clostridium botulinum confirmation and identification of botulism toxin types
  • Salmonella identification and confirmation
  • Salmonella identification and confirmation
  • Rapid Campylobacter analysis
  • Omega-3 and other "good" fatty acid profiling
  • Assessing the environmental impact of meat suppliers farm run-off, for example does the run-off contain faecal material from a broken septic tank, or is it from a flock of ducks?

ESR has IANZ accreditation for “instrumental” and “non-instrumental” techniques for the rare and unusual test that your business may require. This allows us to deliver accredited reports – validation on the fly – for non-standard analysis.