The National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC) accepts A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for entry into the A2LA-NIHC Verify Joint Hemp/Cannabis Recognition Program as part of their approval process for their NIHC Verify program for hemp testing laboratories. This program allows the hemp testing laboratories that are ISO/IEC 17025 A2LA Accredited and NIHC members to be recognized under the NIHC Verify program.
The A2LA-NIHC Verify Joint Hemp/Cannabis Recognition Program requires the applicant laboratory to adhere to the requirements applicable in A2LA R101 – General requirements for accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025 laboratories and A2LA normative documents R103, R105, and P102.
The goal of A2LA-NIHC Verify Joint Hemp/Cannabis Recognition Program is to promote testing transparency, standards requirements, consumer confidence, and ultimately product safety.
This program was developed to establish a benchmark for hemp testing laboratories that are accredited to conduct the following testing (at a minimum):
- Heavy Metals
- Residual Solvents
- ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
- R259 – Specific Requirements – A2LA-NIHC Verify Recognition Program
Click here to view NIHC’s media release “NIHC Verify-A2LA Joint Hemp/Cannabis Recognition Program”.
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