The Importance of ISO Certification for Food Testing
Reporting accurate data is the objective of food testing. Medallion Labs has maintained a century-long reputation of superior performance that reassures clients they are getting consistent, reliable results. As part of our commitment to quality, we have acquired and maintained ISO certification for several years.
Medallion Labs holds two ISO certifications for 2769.02: Biological Field of Testing and 2769.01: Chemical Field of Testing. In total, we offer our customers more than 50 food tests that are ISO certified.
You may have heard of ISO certification but might have some questions on what exactly that entails. We'll begin by explaining what ISO certification is and then describe how Medallion Labs uses ISO certifications to ensure accurate food testing results.
What is ISO Certification?
ISO is shorthand for the International Organization for Standardization. ISO is an independent standard-setting body composed of representatives from various international organizations. Their role is to promote worldwide industrial and commercial standards for everything from data security to water quality and environmental management.
Achieving ISO certification is a rigorous process. Once ISO sets a standard for food testing, Medallion Labs works to ensure we adhere to the new guidance. Then, a third party must verify that we are meeting the standard of quality. After this is confirmed, ISO issues the certification. Having this stamp of approval from ISO guarantees that the customer receives the most accurate and consistent data. It also shows that Medallion Labs is committed to constant improvement and adaptation.
Many of our clients require ISO certifications for food testing. However, Medallion Labs is dedicated to delivering high-quality results no matter the client’s necessities.
ISO/A2LA Accredited Tests from Medallion Labs
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Medallion Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited Testing Laboratory
ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work. Any organization that performs testing, sampling, or calibration strives to meet this standard.
Our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited status means the Medallion Labs Quality Management System and in-scope testing methods meet the standard for testing laboratories in the Food and Pharmaceutical industries. To achieve this accreditation, Medallion Labs was required to have established quality policies and procedures. ISO also requires detailed work instructions to ensure proper technical and managerial operating practices in our laboratories.
The Medallion Labs ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation is recognized worldwide through a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation (ILAC). To see the details of our accreditation, visit a2la.org and search certificates 2769.01 and 2769.02.
Are All Medallion Lab Tests ISO Certified?
A handful of tests that we perform are not ISO certified. However, it is the standard operating procedure at Medallion Labs to treat all analytical testing as though it must comply with ISO standards. We use this mindset to provide the highest possible standards for testing procedures and results.
ISO Certification Matters for Existing and Potential Food Testing Partners
ISO certification is a demanding process of verifying and unifying testing practices at laboratories and other institutions around the world. By codifying processes and certifying the procedures, ISO gives organizations a seal of validation. It is an important indicator of quality to companies seeking accurate and repeatable testing results. When an organization has an ISO certification, as is the case with Medallion Labs, businesses can more confidently choose to engage with them for services such as food testing.
Medallion Labs takes great pride in our ISO certifications. They are an important method for validating the work of all food testing laboratories. Medallion Labs is always receptive to supplying potential clients with information about the methods we use to achieve top-quality results clients seek.
Medallion Labs is here to serve your food testing needs today with accurate and reliable results. Whatever your product or testing needs, turn to Medallion Labs tech data sheets and online order form for the latest details. Our breadth of testing options helps you maximize your testing budget by providing the results you seek in a cost-efficient manner.
Medallion Labs is ready to use our testing options, expertise, and skills for your testing needs. Connect with us or call 1-800-245-5615 to discuss the criteria and testing needs for your food products.
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