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SGS’s New Agri-Commodity and Food Testing Laboratory in Brazil Receives ISO 17025 and AOAC International Accreditation

Hot SourceSGS UpdatesMarch 27, 2023

We are pleased to announce the ISO 17025 and AOAC International accreditation of our new laboratory in São Bernardo do Campo, within the metropolitan region of São Paulo city, Brazil. São Paulo is the latest location to benefit from a wider scope of testing services for the agriculture and food industries, with a new laboratory set up to meet the latest international standards for food safety and quality analysis.

The new state-of-the-art facility is strategically located close to the Port of Santos, one of Brazil's largest logistics areas, offering rapid turnaround times for high-quality tests across the supply chain from agricultural production through to feed and food manufacturing. These services help our customers to ensure the quality, safety and regulatory compliance of their products.

The 1,200 m2 laboratory currently employs 25 permanent staff members providing a full range of testing services including microbiology, nutritional analysis, pesticides, minerals, heavy metals, as well as molecular biology. It also boasts an express testing offering dedicated to agricultural commodities and export products with an impressive three-day turnaround time to assist with accelerated shipment testing.

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Mauro Machado, Director of SGS in Brazil, said: "I am proud of the whole team for achieving ISO 17025 and AOAC International accreditation for this new laboratory in a joint effort. We are now best placed to provide rapid, robust and reliable testing services throughout Brazil to meet our clients' requirements."

Our recent investment enhances our portfolio of inspection, certification, regulatory compliance and advisory solutions including food labeling, risk management and market intelligence services supporting local needs in Brazil, and the export market abroad.

This new laboratory completes our food testing footprint in Central and South America with new capabilities added in 2022 in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina as well as our new laboratory in Mexico.

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