Viridis Labs Achieves Dual PFC/ISO 17025 Certification

September 17, 2020 | Reenal Doshi

Washington, DC -- Viridis Laboratories of Lansing, MI has been certified for laboratory analysis of cannabis products under our dual PFC/ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation program in partnership with the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). PFC is the only nonprofit third-party certification program for the cannabis industry based on quality standards issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP). ISO 17025 is an internationally recognized laboratory standard for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, and is a required standard for many cannabis testing labs. Working with A2LA we have combined them into the most complete laboratory certification available.

“Through our agreement with A2LA, Viridis Laboratories has become the first laboratory in Michigan to obtain this cannabis specific certification and the fourth in the US'' said Heather Despres, PFC Program Director. “Viridis continues to adhere to the rigorous standards set forth by both the PFC Standard and the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency.” 

”Our company is incredibly proud of achieving national recognition through Americans for Safe Access Patient Focused Certification program,” said Greg Michaud, Viridis Laboratories’ CEO. “ASA’s Patient Focused Certification strengthens our A2LA ISO 17025 accreditation, helping further solidify our position as Michigan’s premier cannabis testing laboratory. Their patient-first focus aligns perfectly with our mission of “Ensuring Health & Safety Within Michigan’s Cannabis Industry”. We look forward to furthering our partnership with the ASA in bringing awareness and confidence to Michigan’s cannabis patients and their caregivers.“

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.

About PFC

PFC is a project of Americans for Safe Access which began in 2014 as a need for a cannabis industry standard was identified. The PFC Standard started with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Recommendations for Regulators and has grown to include principles from the American Herbal Pharmacopeia as well as Good Agricultural (Collection) Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Good Laboratory Practices to become a robust standard for a burgeoning industry. PFC provides business certifications for cannabis and hemp businesses in the areas of Health and Sanitation; Cultivation and Processing; Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, and Holding; Distribution and Dispensary; Laboratory Operations. 

Find out how Patient Focused Certification can help your business 

Contact Heather Despres, Director of PFC (heather@safeaccessnow.org) for more information.



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