A&L Canada Laboratories is proud to be participating in the following accreditation/certification programs.
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a Crown Corporation established by an Act of Parliament in 1970 to foster and promote efficient and effective voluntary standardization in Canada. SCC administers the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) initiative in Canada and is the only monitoring authority in Canada that grants OECD Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) recognition.
OECD GLP principles cover virtually all management aspects of non-clinical health and environmental safety studies, from planning experiments to archiving and reporting results. These principles apply to work done in laboratories, greenhouses and in the field.
A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. complies with requirements of OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) 1988. SCC performs GLP inspections every 4 years to ensure GLP accreditation status is maintained.
Canadian Certified Crop Advisor AssociationGo to Website
CALA - The Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation
The Quality Management System of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and certain tests are accredited to ISO 17025:2005 by CALA. Assessments are conducted every 2 years by personnel meeting CALA requirements . Participation in performance evaluation tests is mandatory for this program, and distinction is granted based on results submitted.Learn More..
OMAFRA/NAPT - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs/North American Proficiency Testing Program
This program included a site inspection, and participation in North American wide performance testing. The samples are administered by The North American Proficiency Testing Program quarterly. Results are submitted to NAPT and OMAFRA for evaluation.
SCC/CFIA - Standards Council of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The Quality Management System of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and certain tests are accredited to ISO 17025:2005 by SCC. Assessments are conducted every 2 years by personnel meeting SCC requirements. Participation in performance evaluation tests is mandatory for this program, and distinction is granted based on results submitted.Learn More..
CAP TIER II- Compost Analysis Proficiency Testing Program
This program is administered by US Composting Council, and results are compared to laboratories throughout North America.
Association of Florida Phosphate Chemists
This program is used to compare Phosphate results with laboratories throughout North America.A&L participates in Inter-Laboratory Check sample programs. This a monthly round robin program that consists of soil, plant, and water samples. It is used to monitor in house procedures and is used as an internal audit.
NFTA - National Forage Testing Association
This certification program is used for proficiency of various types of forage testing. Samples are received 6 times a year and graded based on results submitted. Certification is issued based on association recommendation.
MAP - Manure Analysis Proficiency Testing Program
This program is used for proficiency of various types of manure testing. Samples are received 4 times a year and graded based on results submitted. Proficiency of participation is issued based on compliance of participation.