National Measurement Institute

Site

Port Melbourne Laboratory

Accreditation No.

89

Site No.

82

Date of Accreditation

16 Mar 1953

Address

1/153 Bertie Street
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Australia

industry.gov.au/strategies-for-the-future/national-measurement-institute

Contact

Dr Saman Buddhadasa P: +61 (03) 96444824

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Agribusiness

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for residues and contaminants (including pesticide residues, excluding veterinary chemicals residues) Animal feeds Acaricides; Fungicides; Herbicides; Organochlorine pesticides; Organophosphate pesticides GC-MS-MS in-house VL410 in accordance with VL436 

Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Cereals; Grain by-products; Grains; Oilseed by-products; Oilseeds; Stockfeeds Moisture; Solids - Total Gravimetric

in-house VL298

Erucic acid; Fatty acid profile Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house VL289

Nitrogen - Total; Protein Kjeldahl

in-house VL299

Sugar HPLC

in-house VL295

Ash Gravimetric

in-house VL286

Sulfur dioxide Titration

in-house VL285

Cholesterol Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house VL288

Peroxide value Titration

in-house VL311

Chloride; Nitrate; Nitrite; Phosphate; Sulfate Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house VL359

Fat Gravimetric

in-house VL300 and VL302

pH Electrometric

in-house VL389

Pet foods; Stockfeeds Water activity Electrometric using in-house VL433
Stockfeeds α-Tocopherol (vitamin E); β-Tocopherol (vitamin E); δ-Tocopherol (vitamin E) HPLC In-house VL291

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for agricultural chemical residues Tissues Cyromazine; Dicyclanil; Melamine LC-MS-MS

in-house VL424 in accordance with VL436

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for elements Industrial waters - Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Saline waters; Sewage; Steam-raising waters; Trade wastes Trace elements ICP-AES; ICP-MS

in-house VL250 in accordance with VL436

Sediments; Soils; Solid wastes Trace elements ICP-AES; ICP-MS

in-house VL239 in accordance with VL436

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for antioxidants, colourants, preservatives, other additives Alcoholic beverages; Bread; Carbonated drinks and cordials; Cereal products; Cheese; Chilli powder; Condiments; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Cured meats; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Jams; Juices; Margarine; Mayonnaise; Meat and meat products; Molluscs; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Pickles; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Phenolics - Total (as gallic acid equivalents) UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house VL380


Acesulfame potassium (acesulfame K); Aspartame; Saccharin HPLC

in-house VL405

Oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC) Fluorescence spectroscopy

in-house VL370

Flavonoids - Total (as catechin equivalents) UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house VL381

Allura red AC (E129); Amaranth (E123); Azorubine (carmoisine, E122); Brilliant black BN (E151); Brilliant blue FCF (E133); Brown HT (E155); Chlorophyll-copper complex (E141); Erythrosine (E127); Ponceau 4R (E124); Quinoline yellow (E104); Sunset yellow FCF (E110); Tartrazine (E102) HPLC

in-house VL310

Alcoholic beverages; Bread; Carbonated drinks and cordials; Cereal products; Cheese; Condiments; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Cured meats; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Jams; Juices; Margarine; Mayonnaise; Meat and meat products; Molluscs; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Pickles; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Benzoic acid; Sorbic acid HPLC

in-house VL312

Spirits; Wine Citric acid HPLC

in-house VL319

Analysis for elements Alcoholic beverages; Canned fruit; Canned soups; Cereal products; Cocoa and cocoa products; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish; Frozen dinners; Fruit juice concentrates; Fruit juices; Fruit products; Grain products; Grains; Herbs; Jams; Liver; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Mixed foods; Molluscs; Nuts and nut products; Oilseeds; Preserved fruit; Spices; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Trace elements ICP-AES; ICP-MS

in-house VL247 in accordance with VL436

Iodine ICP-MS

in-house VL345

Waters for potable and domestic purposes Trace elements ICP-AES; ICP-MS

in-house VL250 in accordance with VL436

Analysis for histamine Fish and fish products Histamine HPLC

in-house VL297

Analysis for mycotoxins Milk and milk products Aflatoxin M1 LC-MS-MS in-house VL401
Analysis for polyhalogenated biphenyls Apple juice; Butter; Fish; Rice; Seafood; Seaweed Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners GC-MS; GC-MS-MS

in-house VL233 in accordance with VL436

Waters for potable and domestic purposes Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners; Polyhalogenated biphenyl congeners - 1, 5, 8, 18, 28, 29, 44, 47, 52, 66, 77, 81, 98, 101, 105, 114, 118, 123, 126, 138, 153, 154, 156, 157, 167, 169, 170, 171, 180, 187, 189, 195, 200, 201, 206, 209 GC-MS; GC-MS-MS

in-house VL233 in accordance with VL436

Analysis for residues and contaminants - Hydrocarbons, phthalates, industrial chemicals Alcoholic beverages; Bread; Cereal products; Cheese; Dairy products; Edible oils; Fish; Food pastes; Fruit juices; Grape juice; Meat products; Milk and milk products; Pet foods; Potable waters; Rice; Sauces; Seafood; Soy-based (soya-based) products; Spices; Vegetables; Waters for potable and domestic purposes Phthalates GC-MS In-house VL429 in accordance with VL436

Alcoholic beverages; Bread; Cereal products; Dairy products; Edible oils; Fruit juices; Milk and milk products; Milk powder; Pet foods; Potable waters; Sauces; Seafood; Vegetables Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) GC-MS-MS In-house VL430 in accordance with VL436


Alcoholic beverages; Fruit juices; Orange juice; Potable waters; Rice; Soft drinks BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene); Halogenated hydrocarbons; Monocyclic aromatic halogenated hydrocarbons; Styrene (ethenyl benzene); m-Xylene; o-Xylene; p-Xylene GC-MS - Purge and trap in-house VL234 in accordance with VL436
Alcoholic beverages; Fruit juices; Orange juice; Potable waters; Sauces; Soft drinks Phthalates LC-MS-MS In-house VL428 in accordance with VL436
Honey; Nectar 2-Methoxyacetophenone; 2-Methoxybenzoic acid; 3-Phenyllactic acid; 4-Hydroxyphenyllactic acid; Methyl syringate LC-MS-MS In-house VL452
5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF); Dihydroxyacetone (DHA); Methyl glyoxal (MG) LC-PDA-MS-MS In-house VL451
Milk and milk products Quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) LC-MS-MS In-house VL420

Pet foods Cyanuric acid; Dicyanodiamide (DCD); Melamine LC-MS-MS In-house VL426 in accordance with VL436
Potable waters Oxirane (ethyleneoxide) GC-FID In-house VL366 in accordance with VL436 
Spirits; Wine 1-Pentanol (pentan-1-ol, n-amyl alcohol); 1-Propanol (n-propanol); 2-Methylpropan-2-ol (tert-butanol, tert-butyl alcohol); Ethanol; Ethylacetate; Isoamyl alcohol; n-Butanol; sec-Butanol (sec-butylalcohol, 2-butanol) GC-FID In-house VL315
Analysis for veterinary chemical residues Animal tissue Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) LC-MS-MS

in-house VL425 in accordance with VL436

Animal tissue; Butter; Meat; Milk; Milk powder Tetracyclines; Tetracyclines metabolites HPLC; LC-MS-MS

in-house VL397 in accordance with VL436

Animal tissue; Eggs; Fish; Meat; Milk; Seafood Trimethoprim LC-MS-MS In-house VL398
Animal tissue; Eggs; Fish; Meat; Seafood Aminoglycosides; Cephalosporin; Lincosamides; Macrolides; Sulfonamides; Tetracyclines; Tetracyclines metabolites; Triamilides; β-Lactams Microbial inhibition test (MIT)

in-house VL395 in accordance with VL436

Animal tissue; Eggs; Fish; Milk; Seafood Sulfonamides LC-MS-MS

in-house VL398 in accordance with VL436

Animal tissue; Meat Lincosamides; Macrolides; Triamilides LC-MS-MS

in-house VL399 in accordance with VL436

Animal tissue; Meat; Milk Cephalosporin; β-Lactams LC-MS-MS

in-house VL396 in accordance with VL436

Animal tissue; Milk Ceftiofur LC-MS-MS

in-house VL403

Aminoglycosides LC-MS-MS

in-house VL400 in accordance with VL436

Animal tissue; Seafood tissue Fluoroquinolones; Malachite green; Quinolones LC-MS-MS

in-house VL418 in accordance with VL436

Dairy products Aminoglycosides; Cephalosporin; Lincosamides; Macrolides; Sulfonamides; Tetracyclines; β-Lactams Microbial inhibition test (MIT)

in-house VL394 in accordance with VL436

Analysis for vitamins Alcoholic beverages; Bread mix; Carbonated drinks and cordials; Cereal products; Coconut milk; Condiments; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Molluscs; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products; Wheat flour 25-Hydroxyvitamin D2; 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3; Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3); Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2); Vitamin D LC-MS-MS in-house method VL454
Alcoholic beverages; Bread mix; Carbonated drinks and cordials; Cereal products; Condiments; Confectionery; Crustaceans; Dairy products; Edible fats and oils; Fish; Fruit and fruit products; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Molluscs; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products; Wheat flour Riboflavin (vitamin B2); Thiamine (vitamin B1) HPLC

in-house VL290

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) HPLC

in-house VL301

Niacin (vitamin B3) HPLC

in-house VL293

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine) HPLC

in-house VL320

Retinol (vitamin A) HPLC

in-house VL287

α-Tocopherol (vitamin E); β-Tocopherol (vitamin E); γ-Tocopherol (vitamin E); δ-Tocopherol (vitamin E) HPLC

in-house VL291

Carotenes HPLC

in-house VL292

Analysis of biotoxin residues and contaminants Crustaceans; Fish; Molluscs Domoic acid (DA) HPLC

in-house VL317

Shellfish Decarbamoylneosaxitoxin (dcNEO); Decarbamoylsaxitoxin (dcSTX); Gonyautoxin 1 and 4 (GTX1,4); Gonyautoxin 2 and 3 (GTX2,3); N-Sulfocarbamoyl-gonyautoxin 1 and 2 (C1,2); Neosaxitoxin (NEO); Paralytic shellfish toxins (PSP); Saxitoxin (STX) HPLC - Fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLU, HPLC-FLD) AOAC 2005.06;
in-house VL421
Analysis of cannabinoids Hemp plant material; Hemp seed oil; Hemp seeds and hemp seed products Cannabidiol (CBD); Cannabinol (CBN); Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-Δ9); Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA-Δ9) LC-MS-MS In house method VL459
Analysis of fungicide residues and contaminants Fruits; Vegetables Dithiocarbamates GC-MS - Purge and trap In-house VL334
Analysis of pesticide residues and contaminants Dairy products; Edible oils; Fats - Animal; Fruits; Processed foods; Vegetables Acaricides; Fungicides; Herbicides; Organochlorine pesticides; Organophosphate pesticides; Synthetic pyrethroids; Synthetic pyrethroids metabolites GC-MS-MS

In-house VL410 in accordance with VL436

Eggs and egg products Bifenthrin; Fipronil; Fipronil desulfinyl; Fipronil sulfide; Fipronil sulfone; Mebendazole GC-MS-MS; LC-MS-MS

In-house method VL375

Fruits; Vegetables Acaricides; Herbicides; Organochlorine pesticides; Organophosphate pesticides; Synthetic pyrethroids; Synthetic pyrethroids metabolites LC-MS-MS

In-house VL375 in accordance with VL436

Potable waters 2-Chloroethanol (ethylene chlorohydrin) GC-FID In-house VL366 in accordance with VL436 
Spices 2-Chloroethanol (ethylene chlorohydrin) GC-FID In-house VL366 in accordance with VL436

Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Alcoholic beverages; Almonds; Barley; Beer; Butter; Canned fruit; Carbonated alcoholic beverages; Cereal products; Cheese; Cider; Cocoa and cocoa products; Coffee; Condiments; Confectionery; Conserves; Cooked meats; Cordials; Crustacean products; Cultured products; Cured fish; Cured meats; Dairy products; Desserts; Dried fruit; Dry cat food; Dry dog food; Eggs and egg products; Fats and fat products; Fish products; Flours; Food pastes; Fortifieds; Fresh crustaceans; Fresh fish; Fresh fruit; Fresh meat; Fresh molluscs; Fresh vegetables; Frozen crustaceans; Frozen dinners; Frozen fish; Frozen molluscs; Frozen vegetables; Fruit and fruit products; Fruit juice concentrates; Fruit juices; Fruit powders; Hazelnuts; Jams; Legumes; Liqueurs; Liquid milk; Macadamias; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Milk concentrates; Mixed foods; Mollusc products; Must; Nuts and nut products; Oats; Oils; Oilseeds; Peanuts; Pet foods; Pet mince; Powdered eggs; Preserved eggs; Preserved fruit; Processed meats; Pureed fruit; Raw sugar; Refined sugar; Salad mixes; Sauces; Savoury dips; Shark cartilage; Soda drinks; Soft drinks; Soups; Sparkling wine; Spirits; Sugar products; Syrups; Tea; Tinned cat food; Tinned dog food; Tofu; Vegetable juices; Vegetable powders; Vegetable products; Wheat; Wine Caffeine HPLC

in-house VL321

Alcoholic beverages; Fruit and fruit products; Potable waters Phosphorus acid LC-MS-MS In-house VL427 in accordance with VL436
Cereal products; Confectionery; Cordials; Crustacean products; Dairy products; Edible fats; Edible oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish products; Fruit and fruit products; Fruit juice concentrates; Fruit juices; Jams; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Mollusc products; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Soft drinks; Spirits; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetable products; Vegetables; Wine Fat Gravimetric

in-house VL300, VL302

Nitrogen - Total; Protein Kjeldahl

in-house VL299

Moisture; Solids - Total Gravimetric

in-house VL298

pH Electrometric

in-house VL389

Chloride; Nitrate; Nitrite; Phosphate; Sulfate Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house VL359

Ash Gravimetric

in-house VL286

Carbohydrate/energy value Calculation

in-house VL412

Cereal products; Confectionery; Cordials; Crustacean products; Dairy products; Edible fats; Edible oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish products; Fruit and fruit products; Fruit juice concentrates; Fruit juices; Jams; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Mollusc products; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Soft drinks; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetable products; Vegetables Sugar HPLC

in-house VL295

Erucic acid; Fatty acid profile Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house VL289

Cholesterol Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house VL288

Salt Titration

in-house VL303

Cereal products; Confectionery; Cordials; Crustacean products; Edible fats; Edible oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish products; Fruit and fruit products; Fruit juice concentrates; Fruit juices; Jams; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Mollusc products; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Soft drinks; Spirits; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetable products; Vegetables; Wine Peroxide value Titration

in-house VL311

Cereal products; Confectionery; Cordials; Crustacean products; Edible fats; Edible oils; Eggs and egg products; Fish products; Fruit and fruit products; Fruit juice concentrates; Fruit juices; Jams; Margarine; Meat and meat products; Mollusc products; Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Soft drinks; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetable products; Vegetables Sulfur dioxide Titration

in-house VL285

Confectionery; Fruit and fruit products; Fruit juice concentrates; Fruit juices; Jams; Spirits; Vegetable products; Vegetables; Wine Acidity - Total; Titratable acidity Titration

in-house VL432

Edible fats; Edible oils Refractive index Refractometry

in-house VL309

Grains; Meat and meat products; Potable waters Amino acids LC-PDA-MS-MS In-house VL450
Honey Non-peroxide activity Microbial inhibition test (MIT) VM1.29

Proline LC-PDA-MS-MS in-house VL450
Spirits; Wine Acetaldehyde (ethanal); Methanol GC-FID

in-house VL315

Sulfur dioxide - Free; Sulfur dioxide - Total Titration In-house VL285
Sugars - Reducing HPLC

in-house VL295

Analysis of rodenticide residues and contaminants Animal tissue Brodifacoum (bromfenacoum); Bromadiolone; Coumatetralyl; Difenacoum; Difethialone; Flocoumafen; Pindone; Warfarin LC-MS-MS

in-house VL434 

Other rodenticides using in-house VL434 in accordance with VL436

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Media Products

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics Antiseptic solution; Hand sanitiser Ethanol; Methanol; Propan-2-ol (isopropyl alcohol, isopropanol, 2-propanol) GC-FID in-house VL315
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics of medical devices Medical devices 2-Chloroethanol (ethylene chlorohydrin); Oxirane (ethyleneoxide) GC-FID; GC-MS
In-house VL366 in accordance with VL436 

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Evaluation of products for infants and children Toys Soluble metals - Antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium ICP-AES

AS/NZS 8124.3

Safety evaluation of products designed for contact with food Food packaging Migration of phthalates GC-FID In-house VL413

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