Accuracy and Reliability

To ensure the accuracy and reliability of our analytical results we: 


1) Participate in external proficiency testing programs
The testing programs in which we participate are organized by reputable international organizations that validate the laboratory’s accuracy. Testing includes:
AOCS: Nutritional labeling 
AOCS: Oil seed meal testing 
AOCS: Cholesterol
AAFCO: Complete feed analysis 
NFTA: Complete forage testing
AACC: Testing of vitamins, sugars, minerals and dietary fiber
FAPAS: Microbiological analysis of foods and feeds
AOCS: Unground soybean
AOCS: Marine oil
DSM: Pigments

2) Internal Quality Assurance
Our internal quality assurance program includes testing of all activities.

3) Training Programs
Our staff proficiency is regularly monitored, staff members performing analytical testing follow a rigorous and structured training. 

4) Confidentiality
Our laboratory uses a Laboratory Management system for the handling of all customers’ data to ensure that it remains highly confidential.

 

Certificatons

The Trouw Nutrition Laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certified. It has been accredited since 1998 and retains the accreditation following regular audits by Standards Council of Canada personnel. In order to maintain this accreditation our laboratory needs to fulfill a set of strict requirements that cover all activities including: staff training, sample handling and use of validated and proven testing methods.

Since 1996, our laboratory has retained a certification by NFTA (National Forage Testing Association) by annually participating in their proficiency testing program, consistently achieving top ratings. 

In 2018, we obtained the status of certified Laboratory for referee analysis of soybean meal according to NOPA trading rules.

Scope of Accreditation

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Accredited Laboratory No. 275

(Conforms with requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017)

Trouw Nutrition
8175 rue Duplessis
St-Hyacinthe, QC
J2R 1S5