Green Scientific Labs, a multi-state provider of cannabis and hemp testing technologies and methods, has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO/IEC 17025 recertification in both its Florida and Arizona laboratories. This certifies that the company has met the technical and quality benchmarks required by ISO/IEC 17025 for analytical chemistry and microbiological testing methods. The surveillance audits received a perfect score and did not yield any findings or need for corrective action in the company's 13,3000 square foot laboratory located in Davie, FL and its 10,500 square foot laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona.
The annual surveillance ISO/IEC 17025 recertification allows Green Scientific Labs to maintain certification and be recognized domestically and internationally for valid test results at the highest standard. Green Scientific Labs has implemented a robust corporate quality management system based on best practices thereby ensuring the safety and integrity of cannabis and hemp-based products through its testing.
"ISO certification adds accountability and can play a decisive role in the evolution of cannabis testing standards. This audit accentuates Green Scientific Labs' ongoing commitment to the highest level of testing for consumers seeking consistent, reliable, effective, and safe products," said Paul Crage, CEO of Green Scientific Labs.
Being one of the first labs to test cannabis in Florida, and only one of six labs licensed to perform full compliance testing on all products for Arizona, Green Scientific Labs is well positioned to deliver superior and consistent results.
"This accreditation underscores our team's commitment to quality management, science, and continual improvement. We are looking forward to bringing the same level of quality and analytical excellence to new markets such as New Jersey, Michigan, and Illinois," said Rafael Bombonato, Chief Compliance Officer of Green Scientific Labs.
While the auditing for surveillance is the same process as a recertification that occurs every two years, laboratories are required to meet state mandates on ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and for validation of testing protocols. Although Arizona requires labs to be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for at least one parameter, Green Scientific Labs enhanced its accreditation scope to contain all testing parameters performed in Arizona reinforcing its commitment to consistent and reliable testing and is expected to receive its updated ISO certification scope soon.
Green Scientific Labs has appointed Michael Richmond, Co-founder and Chairman of Green Scientific Labs, as the interim Chief Financial Officer upon the departure of Richie Gray, effective immediately.