September 16, 2019, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce both the accreditation of Demeter Laboratory and the renewal of accreditation of Galbraith Laboratories, Inc. to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Demeter Laboratory, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Galbraith Laboratories, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, are each their first cannabis testing laboratories accredited within their respective states.
“Demeter Laboratory is proud of this achievement since it is a critical milestone for our company to have met the highest level of standards set forth by A2LA”, said Demeter Laboratory Quality Manager Cassy VanTassel, M.S. “Demeter chose A2LA as its Accreditation Body due to their reputation in the industry, their diverse clientele, and the quality of their assessors. Even though the State of Oklahoma is still establishing regulations and legislation, Demeter will always strive to meet the highest quality standards, so our customers know they are getting the best quality testing.”
“Adding cannabis testing to our line of services was a great opportunity for Galbraith Laboratories to serve the community by helping farmers produce safe and legal hemp” said Christy Myers, Galbraith Laboratories Customer Service Manager. “We are proud of our commitment to stay current within our industry and achieve the high standards set by A2LA.”
“We congratulate both Demeter Laboratory and Galbraith Laboratories on becoming the first cannabis testing laboratories accredited in the states of Oklahoma and Tennessee, respectively. Their completion of this milestone through the A2LA accreditation process is a testament to their hard work and commitment to quality”, said Adam Gouker, A2LA General Manager. “A2LA realizes the vital role that accreditation plays in the cannabis industry to support compliance with regulatory requirements, and we are thrilled to see that our service has been adopted in new states. We look forward to our continued relationship with each of these laboratories in the provision of their accreditation needs.”
Achieving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by A2LA is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory accreditation, as it confirms that laboratories have management, quality, and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses, as well as proper administrative processes to ensure that all aspects related to the sample, the analysis, and the reporting are standardized, measured, and monitored.
A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers.
About Demeter Laboratory
Demeter is the first accredited Medical Marijuana testing laboratory in the state of Oklahoma. Demeter holds ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from A2LA in Oklahoma to ensure the safety of Medical Marijuana patients in the states. Demeter will continue to strive for additional certifications to demonstrate their commitment to accuracy, precision, reliability, and safety. Demeter has pursued these accreditations regardless of state requirements, and to exceed expectations of the state regulations.
About Galbraith Laboratories, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Galbraith Laboratories, Inc. is an independently owned, analytical contract laboratory in Knoxville, TN. We provide analytical testing for a variety of sample types across many industries. From simple combustion analysis to complex assays involving cutting-edge chromatography techniques, we have made it our mission to respond to industry needs for analytical services with focus on customer service and high quality.
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