GoodCat Laboratories in Florida has received the first independent laboratory accreditation by A2LA, one of the leading independent lab certification organizations. Laboratory accreditation in the cannabis industry is a critical piece of the regulatory process which allows consumers to know their cannabis is safe for consumption and clear of contamination from pesticides, mold, heavy metals and a variety of sources.
A2LA was the first independent lab to accredit a cannabis testing lab in America. They have been at the forefront of educating legislators nationwide on the need for accreditation and what is involved. Without proper lab certification and required testing, a state’s cannabis supply can be tainted with pesticides and other contaminants and consumers would remain unaware.
April 3, 2019, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of GoodCat Analytical, LLC to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for cannabis testing. GoodCat Analytical, LLC (GCA Laboratories) is based in Naples, FL, and is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited by A2LA in the state.
“I can’t say enough about each of our staff members efforts to develop and validate each analytical method,” said Jimmy Dodsworth, Chief Science Officer at GoodCat Analytical. “The level of quality for these internally developed tests is amazing considering we started from scratch.”
Raymond Keller, the owner and President of GoodCat Analytical commented, “It truly attests to the dedication of our team. Their attention to detail and expertise is evident in the consistent high-quality results. We also need to acknowledge the tremendous guidance and support from the A2LA staff. There is no doubt that they had a hand in making our lab the impressive operation it is today and know they will continue to do so moving forward.”
“A2LA is excited to expand our cannabis accreditation program into yet another state, promoting the value of independent third-party accreditation to support quality products in the industry,” noted A2LA General Manager, Adam Gouker. “We congratulate GCA Laboratories in achieving this milestone for their organization and wish them all the best as they move forward with this new endeavor.”
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 and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers.
About GoodCat Analytical, LLC
GoodCat Analytical is a privately-owned company located in Naples, Florida. The laboratory not only provides testing services for the medical marijuana industry, but also the e-liquid industry. GoodCat Analytical also has a 20-port linear vaping machine which is invaluable for identifying device delivery amounts for medical marijuana vape pens. The laboratory is available to support Florida’s growing Medicinal Marijuana Program as well as providing custom studies for electronic delivery devices.
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