The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is globally recognized for its high-quality standards, which cover a wide range of industries and processes that aim to raise the bar for corporate performance and continuous improvement. The ISO 17025:2005 standard specifies the quality management and technical requirements that laboratories must meet in order to demonstrate technical competency and adherence to strict quality measures for testing, data reporting and process control in the laboratory. The scope of Deerland’s accreditation includes the quality control lab’s most frequently performed enzyme assay and microbiological release methods.
The ISO 17025:2005 accreditation follows the company’s recent ISO 9001:2015 certification. “This is another example of our team’s commitment to continuous improvement,” said Hope Hanley, vice president of quality and regulatory affairs at Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics. “Obtaining ISO 17025 certification demonstrates Deerland’s technical competency, assuring customers of the laboratory’s ability to produce accurate and precise results in the testing of dietary supplements,” she explains.