SGS’s food testing and analysis laboratory in Bogota, Colombia, has been granted ISO 17025 accreditation by ONAC, Colombia’s national accreditation body, a recognized member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

This accreditation reinforces to clients that SGS continues to maintain the high level of competence in its performance that they have come to expect from an industry leader.

Awarded last month, ISO 17025 accreditation is independent verification of SGS in Colombia’s competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling on food, food products and raw ingredients. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.

Established in 2014, SGS’s Bogota laboratory serves the country’s growing food industry, offering physical, chemical and microbiological testing and analyses alongside nutritional facts and label review services, across a broad range of food categories:

  • Beverages
  • Dairy
  • Grains and cereals
  • Pastry
  • Meat, poultry and seafood
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Herbs and spices
  • Tea and coffee
  • Processed, canned and frozen foods
  • Oil and fats
  • Bottled water
  • Confectionary and chocolate

“We are proud to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation,” said Juan Salazar, Product Manager, SGS Colombia. “Building on the experience and expertise of our local scientists and technicians, this accreditation assures our clients of the best possible quality of service.”

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For further information contact:

Juan Sebastian Salazar Arias

Product Manager, Agriculture, Food & Life
SGS Colombia S.A.
t: +57 1 606 9292

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.