Silliker, Inc., the leading international network of accredited food testing laboratories, announced its microbiology laboratory in Lakeland, FL, has been accredited to ISO 17025.
ISO 17025, the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories, verifies facilities have complied with the standard’s rigorous management and technical requirements. The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation conducted the Lakeland evaluation process.
Located on Interstate 4 in Central Florida, the Florida facility provides expert testing services to area processors, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and foodservice establishments.
"The receipt of ISO 17025 reflects the competence of Lakeland team and strength of our internal quality systems,” said William Vernier, Silliker Vice President of Operations. “Having the utmost confidence in the integrity of analytical data is critical in supply chain management. We provide this brand assurance to customers by going above and beyond industry standards.”
In the global marketplace, food companies are reaping the safety and business benefits of working with accredited testing providers. Under the Food Safety and Modernization Act, food and beverage companies are required to contract laboratories with demonstrated testing proficiencies for specific analyses.