ESR | Keeping people safe and healthy through science

Food & product services

ESR specialises in investigating water quality, identifying contamination sources, and develop resources for our clients to better manage waterways and address possible risks to public health.

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About ESR's food & product services

ESR employs the largest group of microbiologists in New Zealand to provide you with the full spectrum of food science expertise – from identifying a foreign object in food through to food import and export certification. No one else in the country undertakes a broader or deeper range of research and investigation into food safety, quality and authenticity.

ESR’s GMP-certified pharmaceutical programme analyses medicines, cosmetics, natural health and other therapeutic-like products for local manufacturers and importers of international products, to determine what exactly is in the product. We also provide a secure, dedicated Stability Facility for product storage and testing of expiration dates.

Find out more about the work we do through the links below, our research case studies (external link) , or by contacting us via:enquiries@esr.cri.nz.

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Food investigations

The aim of a Food Forensic investigation is to determine the what, how and when of food safety and quality issues.

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Cosmetics testing

Our specialised team provides independent cosmetics testing and analytical services to local and international clients.

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Natural health product testing

Our specialised team provides independent testing of natural health products, herbal products and complementary medicines for both local and international clients.

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Product screening

The adulteration or ‘spiking’ of foods, natural health products, and herbal preparations with drugs and prescription medicines is becoming a real issue in New Zealand.

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Pharmaceutical, natural health product and cosmetic regulatory services

ESR’s Pharmaceutical team specialises in the provision of regulatory services to support clients from a range of sectors including local manufacturers and importers, biotechnology companies and clinical trial organisations.

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