CTLA operates on open, honest communication and a dedication to providing timely and reliable laboratory test results for food, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products. We are committed to providing the best possible laboratory services and have obtained ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation from Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc (PJLA).
What is ISO/IEC Accreditation?
To set global standards for products, manufacturing, and services, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) first met in 1946. ISO’s 23,777 set standards oversee international standards for every aspect of modern life and focus on raw materials and process control. These standards are documented in ISO publications and materials and help assure consumers that global products and services are of good quality, reliable, and safe.
Founded in 1906, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) prepares and publishes international standards for electronic and electrical-related technologies. IEC standards focus on manufacturing processes and standardized tests of finished products.
General to Specific
The standards set by ISO start general and funnel down to process requirements and standard methods for specific products and industries.
Quality management system requirements are set to govern all industries seeking to follow set quality management principles. The seven standard principles focus on customer needs, leadership, full employee involvement, efficient processing, improving processes, evidence-based decision making, and developing mutually beneficial relationships between suppliers, service providers, and contractors.
Technically Competent Laboratory Services
When it came to consumer assurance for food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics safety and quality product certification, ISO and IEC worked together to develop standard 17025 for laboratory testing services.
ISO/IEC 17025 contains the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. The 2017 updates to ISO/IEC 17025 ensure laboratory testing procedures are based on accepted scientific standards with technical validity. Consistently producing valid results including reproduction of results, requires the testing laboratory to have an established quality management system.
To be accredited, CTLA submitted to third-party accreditation and inspection bodies performing evaluations of quality management systems, employee training, testing facilities, operations, and processes. In addition, CTLA submitted our numerous Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for inspection and approval.
A major part of the accreditation evaluation is obtaining correct and reliable test results. CTLA had to successfully perform proficiency testing (PT) from known samples to obtain the accreditation.
CTLA is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited
CTLA located in Spanish Fork, Utah performs testing services for food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics to assess the safety of products and provide ingredient and nutritional labeling information.
We are a full-service laboratory offering complete and individual microbiology testing, identity testing, heavy metals and mineral testing, surface ATP testing, stability and preservation efficacy testing, allergen testing, protein and amino acids testing, weight variance testing, and many more testing services to stay in compliance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products.
CTLA provides unaffiliated testing for manufacturers with third-party Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification from companies like National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International.
With our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation, CTLA has streamlined processes in place to meet Amazon’s Certificate of Analysis requirements for your food, health, and cosmetic products. Discover the benefits of working with CTLA by visiting our website or please contact us by e-mail or phone. Or you can submit a sample by visiting our client portal.
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