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ISO 17025 Accreditation for SGS’s Food Laboratory in Colombia

In Bogota, Colombia, SGS’s food testing and analysis lab is recognized for its competence to carry out tests, analyses and sampling.

Rutherford, NJ, November 16, 2016 --( Colombia’s national accreditation body, ONAC, a recognized member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has granted ISO 17025 accreditation to SGS’s food testing and analysis laboratory in Bogota. This accreditation reinforces to SGS’s clients that the company continues to maintain high levels of competence in its performance that they have come to expect from an industry leader.

Awarded last month, ISO 17025 accreditation is independent verification of SGS in Colombia’s competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling on food, food products and raw ingredients. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.

SGS’s Bogota laboratory serves the country’s growing food industry. Established in 2014 staff on site offer physical, chemical and microbiological testing and analyses alongside nutritional facts services, across a broad range of food categories:

· Beverages
· Dairy
· Grains and cereals
· Pastry
· Meat, poultry and seafood
· Fruit and vegetables
· Herbs and spices
· Tea and coffee
· Processed, canned and frozen foods
· Oil and fats
· Bottled water
· Confectionary and chocolate

“We are proud to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation,” said Juan Salazar, Product Manager, SGS Colombia. “Building on the experience and expertise of our local scientists and technicians, this accreditation assures our clients of the best possible quality of service.”

SGS Food Testing Services
With a global network of ISO 17025 accredited food laboratories, SGS offers the widest range of food testing and analyses. SGS’s food testing and analysis services help clients to reduce risks, improve quality and comply with food safety regulatory standards. Visit to learn more.

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For further information contact:

Juan Sebastian Salazar Arias
Product Manager, Agriculture, Food & Life
SGS Colombia S.A.
Telephone: +57 1 606 9292

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.
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