Silliker Canada Co., the country’s leading food testing and consulting laboratory, has been named the 2010 recipient of the AACC International Analytical Accuracy Award for vitamin analyses.
Over the past four years, the Markham laboratory has received nine AACC awards in three testing series (vitamin analyses; proximate and mineral analyses; and vitamins, minerals and proximate analyses). Since 1996, the awards have been presented to AACC Check Sample Service participants who submit the most accurate analyses in several testing series.
“We place the utmost premium on providing our clients with precise and accurate results,” said Jocelyn Alfieri, Laboratory Director of Silliker Canada Co. “While our rigorous internal quality systems are respected industry-wide, our continued participation in AACC and other reputable proficiency programs further demonstrates our ability to meet the highest analytical standards.”
The laboratory was previously recognized by AACC for its outstanding performance in the following years:
2006: Series VMP – Vitamins, Minerals and Proximate Analyses; Series VMP—Vitamin Analyses; Series VMP —Proximate and Mineral Analyses
2008: Series VMP – Vitamin Analyses; Series VMP—Proximate and Mineral Analyses
2009: Series VMP – Vitamins, Minerals and Proximate Analyses; Series VMP—Proximate and Mineral Analyses; Series VMP—Vitamin Analyses
Under the program, all AACC check sample participants are required to submit cereal sample results six each year.
The Markham facility is accredited to ISO 17025 and analytical, technical and consulting services to retailers, processors, supplement and foodservice companies. For more information, on Silliker Canada Co., please log on to www.silliker.com.
About Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation:
Within Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences works as a trusted partner to assure food quality, safety and better nutrition all across the supply chain on a global basis. Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation provides consulting, testing, auditing, education, sensory, innovation and contract research services through its business units Silliker, Inc., Biofortis, and Bioagri. Mérieux NutriSciences helps advance science and solutions for food safety and nutrition worldwide. www.merieuxnutrisciences.com