We’re Now Accredited by A2LA!
Posted by: Clear Labs - Mar 22, 2016
As the food safety landscape shifts from from reactive to preventive, our internal labs are leveraging high-quality data and analytics to help ensure brands are getting the most accurate and insightful information about their products.
We believe in the power of rigorous and continuous testing to make sure our customers can stand behind our brand as we help them stand behind theirs.
That’s why we’re proud to announce that we have achieved lab accreditation by A2LA for technical competence in the field of biological testing, in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. We have also met additional program requirements in the Biological field, including AOAC 2005 accreditation.
The marriage of food and genomics is at the forefront of an upheaval of the food industry business model. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and big data analytics is helping realize the vision of food testing throughout the supply chain to help detect problems and de-risk the supply chain. As the industry adapts to these new testing capabilities and consumer demands for transparency, there will be a radical shift in accountability of food labs and standards.
Lab accreditations like the one provided by A2LA help the industry ensure that testing is held to a quality and consistent standard. Through this accreditation, Clear Labs is given the tools to maintain our ability to consistently produce valid and accurate results throughout the food testing process.
While different facets of the industry – poultry, spices, seafood, beef, packaged goods – all fall under varied regulations, consistent testing across the board is imperative to ensure that products are held accountable to the same standard at every step of the food supply chain. Independent assessments of food testing systems help verify the veracity of results and the discussions around the implementation of The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) also build an expectation of these food labs to achieve universal lab accreditation.
At Clear Labs, we are pioneering a new standard in food as we look to the future of food safety. The food industry is demanding a new level of accountability from the players in the supply chain, and we are committed to helping food companies protect their brands through consistent, quality, and accurate food testing.