September 8, 2020, Frederick, MD – PRESS RELEASE – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Viridis Laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Viridis, based in Lansing, Mich., is A2LA’s first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in the state of Michigan.
“Our company is incredibly proud of achieving this milestone of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation through A2LA’s rigorous assessment program,” said Greg Michaud, Viridis Laboratories’ CEO. “The choice to partner with A2LA was a simple one due to their international reputation as a global leader in accreditation programs. Additionally, their partnership and certification program through the American’s for Safe Access strengthens our accreditation further and helps solidify Viridis as Michigan’s premier cannabis testing laboratory. “
“We congratulate Viridis Laboratories on achieving accreditation through A2LA”, said Chris Gunning, A2LA General Manager. “A2LA is excited to see the continued growth of our cannabis program into another state. This addition further promotes the value that accreditation adds in ensuring quality products in this emerging industry. We look forward to our continued relationship with Viridis Laboratories in serving their accreditation needs.”
Achieving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by A2LA is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory accreditation, as it confirms that laboratories have management, quality, and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses, as well as proper administrative processes to ensure that all aspects related to the sample, the analysis, and the reporting are standardized, measured, and monitored.
A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally recognized accreditation services to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, sole-sampling organizations, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifier.
About Viridis Laboratories
Our company’s roots start from decades of experience gained within the Michigan State Police forensic science laboratories. Our 75+ years of analytical knowhow ensures daily, that the highest quality and most ethical testing is being achieved, resulting in bringing maximum confidence to the consumer. We consider ourselves fortunate in keeping true to our mission of bringing health and safety to Michigan’s citizens.