Accreditation Programme

MPI Recognised Laboratory Programme

Number of accreditations
78
New accreditations in FY 2020/21
5
Technical expert days in FY 2020/21
173
Last update
Dec 2021

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Programme Overview

Programme scope of application

The IANZ MPI Recognised Laboratory Programme (RLP) is a specific industry sector scheme operated for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Every testing laboratory seeking to be a Recognised Agency under the Animal Products Act 1999 (the Act) must be accredited by IANZ as meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Laboratories need to be accredited in order to test materials (meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, honey, live animals and germplasm) for export to meet importing country requirements.

Laboratories seeking accreditation under the RLP must therefore comply with the MPI Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Laboratories, in addition to ISO/IEC 17025. These laboratories, each with a specified list of tests, are recorded in the recognised laboratories listing on the MPI website.

Fee Schedules can be found at the bottom of the 'Get accredited' page.

Scopes of Accreditation

The scopes of accreditation under the MPI RLP are restricted to:

  1. Laboratories that test any products that fall under the Animal Products Act for purposes of export testing;
  2. Tests or determinants which are detailed in the MPI Consolidated List of Tests for Animal Products, and in accordance with the approved methodology specified in the list.

Testing for any other purpose is outside the scope of this programme and accreditation for such testing can be sought under the IANZ Chemical Testing and/or Biological Testing programmes.

Accreditation Criteria

supplementary CRITERIA

Assessors

Anne Hofstra

Senior Operations Manager - 17025 Sector Programmes

Don Arnold

Programme Specialist

Michael Vercoe

Programme Specialist

Maya Bryant

Accreditation Assessor

Ian Laban

Accreditation Assessor

Jason Roberts

Accreditation Assessor

Nicola Scholes

Accreditation Assessor

Jade Zhang

Accreditation Assessor

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