Alkemist Labs Accreditation to ISO 17025:2017 Adds CBD and New Terpenes Methods
Garden Grove, CA (June 10, 2020) – Alkemist Labs is very pleased to announce they have once again achieved accreditation to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The Alkemist Labs Accreditation has been renewed until February 28th, 2022.
The accreditation process involved a thorough assessment and review of the lab’s quality management system and competence to perform Dietary Supplement Identification and Qualitative Analysis HPTLC testing and Botanical Identification and Qualitative Analysis by Microscopy. Also included in the accreditation scope are Alkemist’s internally developed cannabinoids and terpenes assays.
“Having the CBD method and the new terpenes method included in this most recent accreditation further solidifies our standing as a hemp testing authority,” said Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs. “And it’s important to note that the identification portion of the testing scope meets the A2LA P112 Flexible Scope Policy, confirming our ability to give accurate results without delay for some complicated material.”
The accreditation demonstrates that Alkemist Labs meets technical and quality benchmarks as required by ISO/IEC 17025:2017. With the successful completion of the A2LA evaluation process, including an assessment of the laboratory’s compliance with the A2LA Food Testing Program Requirements containing 2018 “AOAC Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food, Dietary Supplements, and Pharmaceuticals” accreditation is granted to Alkemist Labs to perform tests within their scope on dietary supplements, crude plant matter, plant extracts, oils, raw materials, finished products, fungal, algal species, and cannabis.
“Alkemist Labs was one of the first cannabis testing laboratories accredited by A2LA back in 2015, demonstrating their dedication to quality testing in this evolving industry,” said Chris Gunning, A2LA General Manager of Accreditation Services. “We are pleased to see them expanding their capabilities to greater serve the needs of the market in California.”
The Alkemist Labs Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (Certificate #3851.01) may be viewed here.
About Alkemist Labs
Alkemist Labs is an ISO 17025 accredited contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical industries. Located in a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Garden Grove, California, Alkemist Labs offers clients a wide range of specialty research services to evaluate the identity, purity and quality of botanical raw materials, dietary ingredients and finished products. Alkemist Labs produces a complete line of Composite Reference Botanicals (CRBs), critical tools for botanical identity verification, and also distributes phytochemical reference standards from Extrasynthese of Lyon, France. Since it was founded in 1997, Alkemist Labs has become the ideal “Partner for Quality” to companies interested in producing high quality natural products requiring independent, third-party analysis, Stability/Shelf-life studies, Certification of Analysis and cGMP compliance. alkemist.com
A2LA is the largest U.S.-based, multi-discipline accreditation body with over 35 years of experience providing internationally recognized accreditation services and quality training. A2LA’s world-class accreditation services encompass testing and calibration laboratories, medical testing laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certification bodies. Organizations are accredited to international standards and field-specific requirements developed with government and industry collaboration. A2LA also offers a wide variety of both public and private on-site training programs to complement the various accreditation programs.