Eurofins Eaton Analytical Achieves Comprehensive ISO 17025 Accreditation for Environmental and Food Testing

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Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc., the premier water testing lab in the US, has added ISO 17025 to its extensive list of water testing approvals.

Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA), the leading potable water testing laboratory in the US, announced that it has successfully achieved ISO 17025 accreditation for both environmental and food testing methodologies in its Monrovia, CA, laboratory. ISO 17025 is a global standard applicable for testing laboratories that is based on a comprehensive review of a laboratory’s quality system and method performance. Achieving this accreditation for accurate, consistent testing and calibration strengthens Eurofins Scientific’s worldwide leadership in food and environmental testing.

Adding ISO 17025 accreditation to its drinking water lab testing approval by 45 US States, TNI (NELAP) and USEPA UCMR3, demonstrates EEA’s commitment to meeting the most stringent international standards for water testing. The attainment of ISO 17025 accreditation also demonstrates its capability to produce precise and consistent results down to sub parts per billion levels for clients. This also enables the laboratory to help international businesses in particular meet global demands for consistent quality in processes and results.    Water continues to be recognized as critical for public health protection, whether in public water supplies or as a component of food and beverages, and with the continued interest in emerging contaminants and the development of ever more stringent standards, having a laboratory focused on water that meets ISO standards helps to ensure reliable results.

“ISO17025 has become the gold standard for accreditation of laboratories, both within the US and amongst global food and beverage companies,” said Dr. Andy Eaton, Technical Director of Eurofins Eaton Analytical. “We are pleased that we achieved this accreditation for a large number of analytical methods in very short order. It reflects both our commitment to our clients to produce a quality product and the dedication of our staff in their day-to-day activities in the lab. Having ISO 17025 accreditation demonstrates our competency to conduct testing to standards that go far beyond traditional EPA criteria and illustrates the strength of our quality management system. This will help our increasingly global clients by offering them the services of a laboratory that tests according to stringent standards that are recognized worldwide, allowing analytical results to be accepted in multiple regulatory environments. We are pleased to join the rest of Eurofins Scientific’s food and environmental laboratories around the world in offering ISO 17025 certified methods for those clients.”

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About Eurofins Eaton Analytical
Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA) is the largest potable water testing laboratory in the United States, serving water quality professionals worldwide, serving clients throughout the United States and more than 100 foreign countries. The company’s 35,000-square-foot analytical testing facility is located in Monrovia, Calif., where more than 120 leading chemists, microbiologists and scientists are employed. For more information, please visit http://www.eatonanalytical.com or e-mail : us20_sales(at)eurofinsus(dot)com.

About Eurofins Scientific
Eurofins - a global leader in bio-analysis.

Eurofins Scientific is the world leader in food and pharmaceutical products testing. It is also number one in the world in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services.

With over 14,000 staff in more than 180 laboratories across 35 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 100,000 reliable analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products. The Group provides its customers with high-quality services, accurate results in time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.

Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and the most comprehensive range of testing methods.

As one of the most innovative and quality oriented international players in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients' increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the expanding demands of regulatory authorities around the world.

The shares of Eurofins Scientific are listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0000038259, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP).

Important disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking statements and estimates that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements and estimates contained herein represent the judgement of Eurofins Scientific’ management as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this release may not occur. Eurofins Scientific disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements and estimates. All statements and estimates are made based on the data available to the Company as of the date of publication, but no guarantee can be made as to their validity.

For more information, please visit http://www.eurofins.com.

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