As the safety within the food supply chain evolves from reactive to preventive, high-quality data and analytics will help ensure brands are getting the most accurate and insightful information about their products.
Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2016
Clear Labs, the world’s first food analytics platform for retailers and manufacturers, today announced that it has achieved lab accreditation by A2LA for technical competence in the field of biological testing, in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards. Clear Labs has also met additional program requirements in the Biological field, including AOAC 2005 accreditation.
These accreditations verify that Clear Labs is performing to the highest standard of food testing in the biological field. Clear Labs is introducing fundamentally new technology based on next-generation sequencing (NGS) to help retailers and manufactures seize this opportunity to enhance their brands.
The accreditation by A2LA helps organizations implement a quality system designed to improve their ability to consistently produce valid results. Clear Labs will be regularly reassessed to ensure they are maintaining a recognized standard of quality.
“As the safety within the food supply chain evolves from reactive to preventive, high-quality data and analytics will help ensure brands are getting the most accurate and insightful information about their products,” Clear Labs co-founder and CEO Sasan Amini said. “We have always held ourselves to the highest standards of quality in our testing, and we are thrilled to be recognized and accredited by such a respected organization.”
A2LA is the most experienced accreditation body in the U.S. offering food testing lab accreditation. Their accreditation requires proficiency in management of operations and technical reliability and accuracy. The combination accreditation program completed by Clear Labs, which includes ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and AOAC 2005, has been identified by the FDA as the model they would utilize in tangent with the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The organization is also internationally recognized through the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Agreement, and has been formally listed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as able to accredit testing laboratories to international standards. With this accreditation, Clear Labs meets the technical requirements for European Union Member State Governments and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. As Clear Labs scales its operations, customers utilizing Clear Labs’ data do not have to retest in the import country.
Clear Labs has built a comprehensive food analytics platform that joins advanced molecular diagnostics with data science to help leading food companies protect their brands, mitigate risks, and ensure the highest standards of food quality and safety. Their platform offers proprietary NGS and DNA testing that is both universal and unbiased, and can be integrated alongside existing food-safety testing to provide data-driven insights into food quality and safety.
To learn more about Clear Labs, please visit: http://www.ClearLabs.com.
About Clear Labs
Clear Labs is the world’s first food analytics platform for retailers and manufacturers. We join advanced molecular diagnostics with data science to help leading food companies protect their brands and ensure the highest standards of food quality. Our mission is to drive unprecedented transparency and to mitigate risk through data-driven intelligence.
Our platform enables our customers to determine the objective quality and safety of their products, assess and reduce risks of contamination and recalls, streamline food safety programs, and eliminate blind spots throughout their supply chains.
Clear Labs was founded in 2013 by a group of software engineers, genomic scientists, and food industry experts to secure the world's food supply and set worldwide standards for food integrity.
Learn more about Clear Labs here: http://www.ClearLabs.com.