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NMI Xmas shutdown 2017 - Environmental and Food samples to North Ryde facility

Christmas shutdown and sample submission times.

Article date:
30/11/2017 10:40 AM

We'll be closed for sample receipt from noon Friday 22 December reopening 8:30am Tuesday 2 January.

For submitting samples and reporting by Christmas the following applies:

  • Samples requiring a standard 5 working day turnaround time (including BOD and air canisters) must be received by morning of Friday 15 December.
  • Samples requiring a standard 7 working day turnaround time should be received by morning of Wednesday 13 December, including low-level organic residues, PFAS Glyphosate, Organotins, Chloropropanols etc.
  • Samples for Dioxins and Furans in any matrix must be received by Friday 24 November.

Samples received after these dates will be extracted if the timeframe allows, otherwise liquid/solid samples will be frozen, packaged food samples stored as specified on packet and air samples stored at ambient temperature. These will then be processed after our return in 2018—which may have implications for recommended holding times.

If shorter than standard turnarounds are required, please let us know immediately and definitely before your sample despatch. We will look at each request on a case by case basis and facilitate processing and analysis before Christmas wherever possible.

If you or your team have any questions about sending samples, please call NMI Nth Ryde on 02 9449 0111.