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Barrow-Agee Laboratories Wins AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program Approved Chemist Status

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A Legacy Rooted in Agricultural Testing

For more than 100 years, Barrow-Agee Laboratories has been supporting the agricultural industry with advanced, rapid testing services covering everything from fats and oils to antibiotic residues and beyond. One of the ways we’ve continued providing this industry with accurate, on-time testing is through participation in laboratory proficiency testing.

As members of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) and as an AOCS Certified Lab, we regularly participate in the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP), which provides an opportunity for more than 500 chemists to demonstrate their quality control capabilities.

Consisting of testing covering more than 40 specific series including aflatoxin, cholesterol, nutritional labeling, and guaranteed analysis testing on multiple matrices, this laboratory proficiency testing program allows participants to analyze samples using AOCS methods and submit them to have the results compared against other labs.

Our Team is the Cream of the Crop

We’re pleased to announce that AOCS has recognized Barrow-Agee Laboratories as being among the top 10% of analysts in our field.

According to AOCS: “Barrow-Agee has supported the agricultural trade community for over a century. They have been strong supporters of the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program because it provides a benchmark for contract laboratories to ensure the most reliable, repeatable, and timely results to their customers.”

To be eligible for the Laboratory Proficiency Program Approved Chemist Status, participants must be enrolled in the program for four consecutive quarters. Each quarter, AOCS ships samples to program participants who have around one and a half months to complete their sample analyses and submit them back to AOCS for assessment. The results are reported back to participants around three months later. At the end of the AOCS calendar year, the results are announced.

Thank You to All Who Made This Recognition Possible

We’re extremely proud of our team members’ skill and capability in testing various material types and providing only the most accurate results. And to all of our customers who’ve entrusted us with their food safety and quality testing needs, thank you — we’re grateful to you for your continued trust.

We look forward to supporting you with accurate, on-time testing results for many years to come as well as participating in AOCS’ laboratory proficiency testing program. We have many more exciting things in the works that we’ll be sharing with you in the coming months, so stay tuned!

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Barrow-Agee Laboratories is a laboratory testing services provider for numerous industries that support consumers and businesses alike. Whatever your testing needs may be, Barrow-Agee has the testing solution and support to help you get the results you need.