Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS)

The Laboratory Approval Scheme is a regulatory programme for meat, poultry, seafood and other animal products. It is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries (Export Standards). The scheme specifies standards and requirements for MPI Approved laboratories that carry out microbiological and chemical or other specified laboratory tests for market access requirements.

Accreditation Criteria


  • NZS ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.