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CALA Announces Sampling as a Stand-Alone Accreditation Program

December 23, 2019, Ottawa, ON — CALA is pleased to announce it is extending its services to include assessment and […]

December 23, 2019, Ottawa, ON — CALA is pleased to announce it is extending its services to include assessment and accreditation of sampling to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

With the publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the definition of a laboratory has expanded.  Accreditation can be granted to testing laboratories and to organizations that perform sampling for subsequent testing.  By definition, the standard recognizes sampling as a stand-alone process that falls under the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.  For further information about CALA’s Sampling Policy, click here.

“Sampling techniques are extremely important to obtaining accurate and quality data.  They can greatly influence the reliability of testing results.  CALA has recognized a need in the market for the accreditation of sampling and is excited to offer ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation to organizations that perform sampling only, or to accredit testing laboratories that perform both sampling and testing.” says Andrew Adams, CALA’s President & CEO.

About CALA

Established in 2005, CALA is a non-profit accreditation body offering internationally recognized accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.  CALA is committed to objectivity and data integrity.  We believe that accreditation lowers risk and enhances a laboratory’s competitive advantage by ensuring its customers receive data that can be trusted.  Our accreditation program is supported by laboratory training to ensure continuous improvement in the laboratory environment.

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For more information, contact:
Karen Tremblay

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