21st October 2014 Content supplied by: Alltech
Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Laboratory Gains Global Accreditation
Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program captured another victory this week for its extensive mycotoxin inspection program. The Analytical Services Laboratory of Alltech, Inc. has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation, an international standard that recognizes the competence of testing laboratories. This objective third-party assessment distinguishes the managerial and technical requirements of the lab and ensures the accuracy and impartiality of analytical results.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the basis of laboratory accreditation in more than 35 countries. “This global benchmark means clients can have even greater confidence in the precision, accuracy and repeatability of Alltech’s testing results,” said Steve Mobley, manager of the Analytical Services Laboratory.
The Analytical Services Laboratory opened in September 2012 and is a division of Alltech, a global leader in improving the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. Within the last two years, more than 5,000 feed and feedstuff samples from over 50 countries have been analyzed by the lab and, in conjunction with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program, have provided a powerful database to recognize mycotoxin issues throughout the world. In addition, Alltech’s proprietary “traffic light” risk assessment provides insight to the cumulative and synergistic effect of mycotoxins on different animal species and ages when detected in multiple and even low level concentrations.
The proprietary 37+™ LC/MS/MS analytical method, developed by Alltech, is included in the scope of accreditation. This analytical method is state-of-the-art in its detection and quantization of more than 37 mycotoxins at ppb and ppt levels.
Date Published: 21st October 2014
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