October 21, 2019, Frederick, MD – PRESS RELEASE – A2LA has announced the accreditation of each North Coast Analytical Laboratories and North Coast Testing Laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Each of these laboratories are positioned in Streetsboro, Ohio and are A2LA’s initial accredited cannabis testing laboratories in the state. North Coast Testing supplies testing to service the healthcare marijuana market and North Coast Analytical supplies testing to service the hemp market.
“We are incredibly proud of the operate of our complete group in quickly establishing and implementing a complete high quality management plan that can give all participants in the Ohio Health-related Marijuana Manage Plan self-assurance in the high quality and security of items tested in our laboratory,” mentioned Carolyn Friedrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director at North Coast Testing.
“Our accreditation by A2LA is a testament to our capability to meet the most rigorous high quality management requirements in analytical testing of hemp items, and a vote of self-assurance in our team’s capability to carry out at the highest levels,” mentioned Nick Szabo, Laboratory Director at North Coast Analytical. “A2LA went above and beyond at each step, and we significantly appreciate their efforts.”
“We congratulate North Coast Analytical Laboratory and North Coast Testing Laboratory for getting the initial accredited cannabis testing laboratories in the state of Ohio”, mentioned Chris Gunning, Accreditation Solutions Basic Manager at A2LA. « Their commitment to excellence was evident in the facilities that they have constructed, the employees they have assembled and the high quality method they have implemented. This dedication to high quality final results will be an asset to shoppers in Ohio.”
Attaining ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by A2LA is the pinnacle in third-celebration laboratory accreditation, as it confirms that laboratories have management, high quality, and technical systems in location to make sure correct and trusted analyses, as properly as correct administrative processes to make sure that all elements associated to the sample, the evaluation, and the reporting are standardized, measured and monitored.