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SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is pleased to announce that its pesticide testing laboratory in Callao, Peru, has extended and expanded its ISO/IEC 17025 certification through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

Pesticide testing lab in Peru

Building on the capabilities and capacity of this already successful lab, the scope of approval from A2LA for pesticide analysis includes 635 accredited molecules.

Following an assessment and audit process, A2LA approved that the SGS laboratory has sound business processes in place to deliver technically sound results and tests to their food and agricultural clients.

Lorenzo De Santis, Service Head, SGS Peru: “We are proud to have extended our ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation with A2LA to continue to support our clients in the agriculture and food industries. Our specialist teams work with dedication and skill to support producers and manufacturers in ensuring their products are safe and of high quality from field to fork – reducing risk, ensuring quality and improving productivity.”

The announcement gives SGS the green light to continue supporting the industry with a one-stop-shop model of testing with accredited analysis of:

  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticide residues
  • Microorganisms

With turnaround times for testing as short as 24-hours the team in Callao can also arrange sample collection/delivery in strategic locations. In addition, the company’s ifood app provides clients with real-time results and data.

About SGS Agriculture and Food

SGS provides the agriculture and food industry with services that reduce risk, ensure quality and improve productivity. Its specialist teams can help ensure the integrity of the food chain by managing crops, enhancing seed development, conducting soil testing and harvesting, moving products through the global supply chain and managing trade inspection at export and import.

Learn more at http://www.sgs.com/agriculture-food.

For more information, please contact:

Lorenzo De Santis
Service Head, SGS Peru
t: +51 (01) 5171900

About SGS

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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.