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Our Lab Quality & Accreditations

When it comes to ensuring the accuracy of your results, companies at the forefront of the food industry turn to Mérieux NutriSciences.

Our international network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories undergo the most rigid industry standards to ensure the proficiency of your data.

What ISO/IEC 17025 Means To You?

ISO/IEC 17025 provides an objective third-party assessment of the managerial and technical competence of testing laboratories and assures the “precision, accuracy and repeatability” of analytical results. As the basis of laboratory accreditation in more than 35 countries, this global benchmark means Mérieux NutriSciences clients can have even greater confidence in the validity of our testing results.

Internal Quality Systems

To provide you with consistent, high-quality results across our worldwide network, our corporate Analytical Services Department develops detailed SOPs for all laboratory processes. They also conduct regular internal audits and administer the industry’s most challenging internal proficiency program. Our daily QA tests greatly exceed the specific QC standards set by the AOAC ALACC for food microbiology and chemistry testing. Mérieux NutriSciences has also implemented Statistical Process Control (SPC) programs for our microbiology tests.

As an ISO 17025 accredited chain of laboratories, we have developed a system for calculating an estimation of uncertainty for nearly all quantitative results, both microbiological and chemical. Variants in measurements are typical, and for a particular result, we can supply an estimation of the variation associated with that number.

Due to the thousands of assays, we conduct, providing this information for every result would be time-consuming. There are, however, times that this information could be critical in making decisions. For example, if a result falls just above or below a specification, the variation – or uncertainty – associated with that number could be critical in making a decision on a product’s acceptability.

Our labs are dedicated to thoroughly understand both your local and global regulatory requirements

Find out about our accredited laboratory methods and quality program below.

Our Laboratory Accreditations

  • National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)  Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 (2005)The national laboratory accreditation system of Australia (NATA’s Website)
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia licences Silliker to test therapeutic goods (TGA’s Website)
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Licences Silliker to test veterinary products (APVMA’s Website).
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources appointed Analyst for testing food sampled under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (Website).

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