Government of New Brunswick

Overview

The Provincial Dairy Laboratory provides milk quality testing under the Raw Milk Quality Program as required under the Natural Products Act, composition testing as a service to the Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick for payment purposes as well as to dairy products processors for quality control purposes.

Eligibility

Provincial dairy producers and processors.

Description

The dairy laboratory provides the following analysis on milk samples Standard Plate Count, Laboratory Pasteurization Count, freezing temperature for added water, Somatic Cell Count and antibiotic residue testing. Milk composition testing includes analysis for butterfat, protein and lactose. Quality testing of dairy solids such as cheese, butter and ice cream includes the Standard Plate Count, Yeast, Mold and Coliform Counts.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2016/2016AFAFeesEN.pdf,
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2016/2016DAAFNewBrunswickDairyLaboratory.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Microbiology Laboratory Tests 
  Standard Plate Count - Isogrid Method 26.002011-04-01
  Standard Plate Count 20.002011-04-01
  Standard Plate Count with Identification 28.002011-04-01
  Coliform Count - Spiral plate method 23.002011-04-01
  Coliform Count - Millipore filter method 23.002011-04-01
  Coliform Count - Isogrid method 26.002011-04-01
  Yeast and Mould - Isogrid Method 26.002011-04-01
  Laboratory Pasteurization Count 20.002011-04-01
  Laboratory Pasteurization Count with Identification 28.002011-04-01
  Streptococcus Count 23.002011-04-01
  Oxidase Positive Count 13.002011-04-01
  For combinations of the above tests on the same sample, all tests beyond the first one would have the fee of each reduced by $5.00 As noted/Comme indiqué2011-04-01
Antibiotic Testing  2011-04-01
  Charm SLBL for Beta Lactam 19.002011-04-01
  Other Antibiotic Screening Tests 19.002011-04-01
  Charm for Sulpha drugs 19.002011-04-01
  Antibiotic Confirmation Test (referred to other laboratories) Actual Price Actual cost/Prix coûtant2011-04-01
  Disk Assay - per sample25.002011-04-01
Composition Testing2011-04-01
  Added Water - Cryoscope Method 13.002011-04-01
  pH Determination 6.502011-04-01
Herd Tests (raw milk)2011-04-01
  Fat, protein and lactose content, with or without somatic cell count (weekly - first batch of samples - per sample) shipping included4.252011-04-01
  Fat, protein and lactose content, with or without somatic cell count (weekly - first batch of samples - per sample) shipping not included3.752011-04-01
  Fat, protein and lactose content, with or without somatic cell count (twice a week - additional batches of samples - per sample) shipping included2.502016-08-01
  Fat, protein and lactose content, with or without somatic cell count (twice a week - additional batches of samples - per sample) shipping not included2.002016-08-01
  Somatic cell count (weekly - first batch of samples - per sample) shipping included4.252011-04-01
  Somatic cell count (weekly - first batch of samples - per sample) shipping not included3.752011-04-01
  Somatic cell count (twice a week - additional batches of samples - per sample) shipping included2.502016-08-01
  Somatic cell count (twice a week - additional batches of samples - per sample) shipping not included2.002016-08-01
  Note: A raw milk sample for complete analysis is capped at $87.50. This includes: standard plate count; laboratory pasteurization count; streptococcus count; oxidase positive count; coliform count; fat, protein and lactose content; somatic cell count; added water (cryoscope method); shipping costs.87.502011-04-01