The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) offers accreditation to laboratories that perform agriculture input, food, animal health, and plant protection testing services.
Scope of accreditation
This accreditation program provides formal recognition of competence of laboratories providing testing services that include, but are not limited to:
- Allergens analysis
- Organic and inorganic chemistry analysis
- Plant protection: bacterial, fungal, viral, viroid, and nematode, presence of disease and seeds analysis
- Qualitative and quantitative microbiological analysis
- Veterinary analysis for animal health testing
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates a laboratory’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, laboratories are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps laboratories deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
In the following video, Robert Wiebe, VP & GM of Maxxam Analytic’s food safety branch, discusses the importance of accreditation and how it is critical to Maxxam’s business.