Note: Walk-in samples are accepted at our Somerton lab on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 AM to 3 PM. Postal and courier samples are received throughout the week.


Food Nutrition Testing Services in Melbourne, Victoria

Assessing nutritional value is paramount in food testing. It’s crucial to report average quantities per serving and per 100g or 100 ml for:

  • Energy content
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Saturated fat
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars
  • Sodium

Our comprehensive laboratory-based food nutrition tests also cover any nutrient tied to nutrition claims.

Discover precise food nutrition analysis with Test Needs. Serving Melbourne, Victoria, we prioritise nutritional insights. Book your initial nutrition test at our laboratory. Call +61 (3) 9115 8105 or email

Example of Food Nutrition Test

Here’s a simple example of a nutritional information panel for butter. However, the right-hand column labels ‘Quantity per 100 mL’ for liquid foods instead of ‘Quantity per 100 g.’ And the serving size is best in mL.

Nutritional Information:

Servings per package: 25
Serving size: 15 g


Key Considerations for Comprehensive Food Nutrition Testing:

  1. Present energy content in both kilojoules and calories (kilocalories) for accurate nutritional value.
  2. Display average protein, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, and sugar amounts in grammes.
  3. Indicate sodium content in milligrammes (mg) or milligrammes/millimoles (mmol) for precise results.
  4. Opt for up to three significant figures and use the recommended units, ensuring meticulous presentation on the nutrition panel.

At our advanced laboratory, Test Needs specialises in thorough food testing services, delving into the depths of food nutrition. Secure your nutrition test today by contacting us at +61 (3) 9115 8105 or

Food Nutrition Test Cost

Find out the nutritional value of your processed food with our comprehensive range of food testing services.

Please note: A sample preparation fee between $5 and $15 may apply depending on the nature of the test and sample.

Food Nutrition Testing FAQ

What is food testing?

Food testing is the analytical process of examining and assessing the nutritional content and composition of food and beverage products. This essential practice helps in determining the precise amounts of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, macro nutrients, and other components present in a food item.

How much does a food nutrition test cost?

We offer highly competitive pricing for food nutrition testing services, starting at $408 (excl. GST). To get an accurate cost estimate for your specific testing needs, please contact us directly.

What is the procedure for sending my sample for testing?

You have two convenient options for sending your food samples to us. You can securely courier your sample to our facility at Unit 8/144 Hume Hwy, Somerton, Victoria, 3062. Alternatively, if you prefer dropping off your sample in person, we accept walk-in samples at the same address every Tuesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..

How do I start the food nutrition testing process?

To start the food nutrition testing process, reach out to us with a description of the testing service you require. Following your enquiry, we will get back to you with a quotation. Once you are happy with our pricing, please courier your food samples to our address or drop them off. Our expert team will conduct the necessary tests and provide you with detailed results.

How soon can I expect to receive my test results?

Our commitment to prompt service means that we typically process and deliver results within 5-7 working days (Monday to Friday). In the event that a retest is necessary, please allow an additional 2 days for result processing. Your satisfaction and accurate data are our top priorities.

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