Laboratory Recognized For Meeting Highest International Quality Standards
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Princeton, N.J., March 6, 2013 — Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD), a market leader in nutritional testing and food safety, announced today that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) awarded 17025 accreditation to its contaminant testing laboratory in Greenfield, Ind.
Granted by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, ISO accreditation confirms compliance with AOAC INTERNATIONAL guidelines for laboratories performing contaminant analyses of food and pharmaceuticals.
“Our team has always been known for its dedication to ensuring the quality and safety of our clients’ products,” said Brad Riemenapp, Vice President and General Manager, Covance Nutritional Chemistry and Food Safety. “With this most recent recognition, Covance now has five nutritional chemistry and food safety laboratory sites with ISO accreditation proving our commitment to excellence in operations and client service. We’re proudly providing leading microbiology services that meet or exceed industry standards of testing and quality.”
This milestone follows successful ISO 17025 accreditation of the company’s laboratories in Monona, Wis. (2012), Battle Creek, Mich. (2011), Madison, Wis. (2009) and Singapore (2008). With nutritional testing services dating back more than 80 years, Covance plays a leading role in the design of testing programs required for nutrition facts labeling regulations and scientific standards.
Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services and food testing companies with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, global operations in more than 30 countries, and more than 11,500 employees worldwide. Information on Covance’s products and services, recent press releases, and SEC filings can be obtained through its website at http://www.covance.com.