U.S – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, has announced the opening of its third US microbiology laboratory located in Reno, Nevada.

The new laboratory offers rapid pathogen testing as well as microbiology indicator analyses to ensure the safety of food and agriculture commodities.

The facility is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, ensuring the laboratory is technically proficient and that the data it produces is both accurate and precise. 

Bureau Veritas’ Reno laboratory is a part of its broader network of agri-food accredited microbiology and chemistry laboratories in North America.

These laboratory activities support the agri-food market in combination with other services such as agriculture commodities inspection, grading and testing, as well as its suite of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification and training services.

“Our newest food laboratory in Reno, Nevada continues our expansion in the US and supports our commitment to servicing our customers consistently across North America.

“We remain committed to expanding our geographic scope and offering unique services to the agri-food market to support their demand for reliable food product verification,” said Waylon Sharp, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Food and Agri North America, Bureau Veritas.

Whether customers are involved in catering, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, processing, or producing––Bureau Veritas’ testing and certification services support regulatory compliance, safety, and quality across the full food chain, shaping a world of trust for communities.

Last month, the group launched its fifth Canadian Microbiology Laboratory located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The new laboratory will offer Rapid Pathogen testing for E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella and Listeria, as well as Indicators for Generic E.coli/Coliforms, Total Plate Count, Yeast and Mold.

The facility is also an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, and a part of Bureau Veritas’ broad suite of GFSI accredited services.

The expansion of its food testing and certification business in Canada also enhances Bureau Veritas’ market-leading food safety and quality laboratory testing capabilities across the North American region.

Created in 1828, the group has close to 80,000 employees located in nearly 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe.

Bureau Veritas helps its 400,000 clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

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