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

Port Melbourne Laboratory

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 method VL410

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

in-house method VL298

Erucic acid; Fatty acid profile GC-FID

in-house method VL289

Nitrogen - Total; Protein Kjeldahl

in-house method VL299

Sugar HPLC

in-house method VL295

Ash Gravimetric

in-house method VL286

Sulfur dioxide Titration

in-house method VL285

Cholesterol GC-FID

in-house method VL288

Peroxide value Titration

in-house method VL311

Fat Gravimetric

in-house method VL300, in-house method VL302

pH Electrometric

in-house method VL389

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

Investigative analysis of materials for unknown substances Unknown materials Determinations defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited in-house method VIC-ASB-SOP-04

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 method VL424

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 (including shell); Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Pickles; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Flavonoids - Total (as catechin equivalents) UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house method VL381

Acesulfame potassium (acesulfame K); Aspartame; Saccharin HPLC

in-house method VL405

Phenolics - Total (as gallic acid equivalents) UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house method VL380


Oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC) Fluorescence spectroscopy

in-house method VL370

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 method 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 (including shell); Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Pickles; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Benzoic acid; Sorbic acid HPLC

in-house method VL312

Spirits; Wine Citric acid HPLC

in-house method 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 (including shell); Nuts and nut products; Oilseeds; Preserved fruit; Spices; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products Trace elements ICP-AES; ICP-MS

in-house method VL247 

Iodine ICP-MS

in-house method VL345

Analysis for histamine Fish and fish products Histamine HPLC

in-house method VL297

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

in-house method VL233

Waters for potable and domestic purposes 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 method VL233 

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 method VL429
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 method VL430 


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

Pet foods Cyanuric acid; Dicyanodiamide (DCD); Melamine LC-MS-MS in-house method VL426
Potable waters Oxirane (ethyleneoxide) GC-FID in-house method VL366  
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 method VL315
Analysis for veterinary chemical residues Animal tissue Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) LC-MS-MS

in-house method VL425 

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

in-house method VL397 

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

in-house method VL395 

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

in-house method VL398 

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

in-house method VL399

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

in-house method VL396 

Animal tissue; Milk Ceftiofur LC-MS-MS

in-house method VL403

Aminoglycosides LC-MS-MS

in-house method VL400 

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

in-house method VL418 

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

in-house method VL394 

Milk 5-Hydroxy flunixin; 5-Hydroxy-thiabendazole; Albendazole; Albendazole sulfone; Albendazole sulfoxide; Albendazole-2-aminosulfone; Avermectin B1a (abamectin); Clorsulon; Dectomax; Eprinomectin B1a; Febantel; Fendazole sulfone; Fendbendazole; Flunixin; Ivermectin B1a; Ketoprofen; Levamisole; Meloxicam; Menbendazole; Monepantel; Nitroxinyl; Oxfendazole; Oxyphenbutazone; Phenylbutazone; Praziquantel; Thiabendazole; Tolfenamic acid; Triclabendazole; Triclabendazole sulfone; Triclabendazole sulfoxide LC-MS-MS in-house method VL455
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 (including shell); 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 (including shell); Nuts and nut products; Pet foods; Sugar and sugar products; Vegetables and vegetable products; Wheat flour Retinol (vitamin A) HPLC

in-house method VL287

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine) HPLC

in-house method VL320

Niacin (vitamin B3) HPLC

in-house method VL293

Carotenes HPLC

in-house method VL292

Riboflavin (vitamin B2); Thiamine (vitamin B1) HPLC

in-house method VL290

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) HPLC

in-house method VL301

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

in-house method VL291

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

in-house method 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 method 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 method 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 method VL410 

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 method VL375

Potable waters 2-Chloroethanol (ethylene chlorohydrin) GC-FID in-house method VL366
Spices 2-Chloroethanol (ethylene chlorohydrin) GC-FID in-house method VL366

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 method VL321

Alcoholic beverages; Fruit and fruit products; Potable waters Phosphorus acid LC-MS-MS in-house method VL427 
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 Carbohydrate/energy value Calculation

in-house method VL412

Ash Gravimetric

in-house method VL286

pH Electrometric

in-house method VL389

Nitrogen - Total; Protein Kjeldahl

in-house method VL299

Moisture; Solids - Total Gravimetric

in-house method VL298

Fat Gravimetric

in-house method VL300, in-house method VL302

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 method VL295

Erucic acid; Fatty acid profile GC-FID

in-house method VL289

Cholesterol GC-FID

in-house method VL288

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 method 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 method VL285

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

in-house method VL432

Edible fats; Edible oils Refractive index Refractometry

in-house method VL309

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

Spirits; Wine Acetaldehyde (ethanal); Methanol GC-FID

in-house method VL315

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

in-house method VL295

Analysis of rodenticide residues and contaminants Animal tissue Rodenticides LC-MS-MS

in-house method VL434

Brodifacoum (bromfenacoum); Bromadiolone; Coumatetralyl; Difenacoum; Difethialone; Flocoumafen; Pindone; Warfarin LC-MS-MS

in-house method VL434

Investigative analysis of materials for unknown substances Unknown materials Determinations defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited in-house method VIC-ASB-SOP-04

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 method VL315
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics of medical devices Medical devices 2-Chloroethanol (ethylene chlorohydrin); Oxirane (ethyleneoxide) GC-FID; GC-MS in-house method VL366

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Safety evaluation of products designed for contact with food Food packaging Migration of phthalates GC-FID in-house method VL413

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