November 11, 2019, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the renewal of accreditation of Global Laboratory Services, Inc. to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Global Laboratory Services, based in Wilson, North Carolina, is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in the state. Specifically, they have added industrial hemp testing to their chemical scope of accreditation.
“At Global Laboratory Services, we always strive to keep pace with industry needs. We saw the need for an accredited laboratory in the hemp industry and therefore added CBD and THC testing to our scope. Our next step is to expand our service offerings to include agrochemical analysis of industrial hemp,” says Kim Hesse, Business Development Manager at Global Laboratory Services.
“We congratulate Global Laboratory Services on becoming the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in the state of North Carolina, specifically for industrial hemp. 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 a new state. We look forward to our continued relationship with Global Laboratory Services 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 to testing and calibration laboratories, sampling organizations, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers, and product certifiers. For more information about A2LA, please visit www.A2LA.org.
About Global Laboratory Services
Global Laboratory Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Inc., is a leading contract testing laboratory serving the tobacco industry and other agricultural markets. It offers analytical testing of tobacco and other agricultural materials in raw, semi-finished and finished product form to support quality, stewardship, and regulatory needs. Its experience, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and quality systems combine to offer clients a reliable laboratory partner for a range of agricultural and product testing needs. For more information on Global Laboratory Services, visit its website at www.globallaboratoryservices.com.
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