Laboratory on site:
Oceania has achieved FSSC 22000 accreditation and Step 5 (ceiling step) for MPI verification audits. It also has auto approval for EDEC generation. The laboratory is accredited under ISO:IEC 17025 (2017) and registered as an MPI RLP laboratory which provides international recognition for its results. Approximately 100 tests are required for milk and environmental monitoring. Before the investment in the new laboratory there were 35 test methods accredited by IANZ and most were registered under MPI RLP. Test turnaround KPI for all tests is 5 days from date of receipt, supporting Oceania’s Agile Supply Chain. Following the completion of the laboratory in 2020 more than 60 new tests were set up, with the support of a new LIMS. The new laboratory capacity and capabilities has boosted staff numbers further and provided almost full on-site services operating over 7 days per week, significantly reducing the need for any external support.