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SGS North America in Brookings, SD, is pleased to announce that it is the first laboratory in the United States to be certified to the new GMP+ International Registered Laboratories program.

SGS North America in Brookings, SD, is pleased to announce that it is the first laboratory in the United States to be certified to the new GMP+ International Registered Laboratories program, with the ability to conduct critical contaminant testing of mycotoxins, heavy metals and pesticides for feed manufacturers certified under the GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) scheme.

“Our SGS Brookings location is proud to be the first laboratory in the United States to achieve certification with the GMP+ Registered Laboratories Program,” said SGS Brookings Business Manager Nichole Berkenhoff. “We work diligently to assure that our testing methods and equipment provide best-in-class service for product safety, and this certification is another standard of excellence that we can offer to GMP+ certified companies in the feed sector.”

GMP+ International requires that GMP+ FSA certified companies have contaminant analysis conducted by GMP+ registered laboratories beginning July 1, 2019, to more accurately verify results for contaminant testing. GMP+ International serves as a regulatory, industrial organization for businesses in the animal feed production chain and provides certification that ensures compliance with the requirements of the Animal Feed Hygiene Regulation of the European Union, thus enabling certified companies to export their products to the EU.

As the third registered GMP+ laboratory in the world, SGS North America is ISO 17025 accredited and Non-GMO Project approved. SGS provides companies with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology, which deliver unparalleled capabilities in detection, speed and performance. SGS scientists, technicians and specialists are equipped with the expertise, skill and knowledge to turn around your test results with increased accuracy and efficiency. SGS’ reputation as an independent third-party laboratory provides you an unrivaled testing network for all your analytical needs.

“We understand the challenges that companies are facing to meet consumer demand for safety throughout the supply chain,” Berkenhoff said. “As a GMP+ registered laboratory, we can offer the resources that GMP+ certified businesses need to ensure that their products are performing at the required level.”  

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

For additional information, please contact:

Nichole Berkenhoff
Business Manager
SGS North America
m: +1 (605) 692-7611