|CONTACT: Tony Lupo, Neogen Senior Director of Technical Services
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 5, 2020 — Neogen announced today that its Laboratory Services Group in Lansing, Mich., has received ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) — the highest recognized quality standard in the world for testing laboratories.
Receiving the accreditation means that test reports and certificates generated from Neogen’s laboratory in Lansing can now be generally accepted from one country to another without further testing. In addition, the accreditation means that companies seeking to comply with the recommendation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to only use ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories for third party testing can now use Neogen’s Laboratory Services Group.
“This prestigious accreditation confirms the quality and competency of our laboratory’s personnel and processes. The Neogen Laboratory Services group was determined to consistently produce precise, accurate and valid testing data for the analysis of mycotoxins and food allergens,” said Tony Lupo, Neogen’s senior director of technical services. “The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation demonstrates Neogen’s commitment to quality, competency and reliability through implementation of a rigorous quality management system.”
The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from 164 national standards organizations. ISO gives world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency for almost every industry from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare.
The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is an international standards organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.
ISO/IEC 17025 is one of the most important internationally recognized quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories. It was developed to promote confidence in testing and calibration labs by setting requirements to demonstrate competency and ability to generate valid results.
Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.