BI achieves ISO/IEC 17025:2017 laboratory accreditation

Published: 30-Nov-2018

BI, a global full-service manufacturer of plant-based ingredients, announces the successful completion of its ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certification

After evaluation of the company’s quality management system and testing procedures, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) recognised BI for demonstrating technical competence in the field of biological testing.

ISO 17025 is one of the highest standards that a testing laboratory can achieve. Internationally recognised, the certification indicates technical proficiency and the ability of a laboratory to generate accurate and consistent data.

“The ISO 17025 embodies BI’s commitment to quality within our manufacturing operations,” said Rupa Das, BI’s Vice President of Global Quality and Compliance.

“The certification will provide further assurance to our customers related to accuracy of testing and reporting, as well as product safety. Owing to the level of recognition for ISO/IEC 17025, the certification will also help facilitate acceptance of test reports between laboratories improving operations overall.”

ISO 17025 includes two main sections: management requirements, which relates primarily to operation of a laboratory’s quality management system; and technical requirements, which determine the reliability of the laboratory’s testing.

A laboratory must have a thorough and documented quality management system to be considered for accreditation.

Quality testing has been a pivotal component of BI’s success during the past 40 years.

The company offers more than 400 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in dietary supplements and food and beverages.

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