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Provincial analytical labs get reaccredited

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The analytical labs that provide agricultural and water testing for P.E.I. have been reaccredited by the Standards Council of Canada.

The reaccreditation recognizes that the labs meet the general requirements for the competency of testing labs.

The labs were first accredited in 2003 and have maintained their accreditation through bi-annual reassessments since that time.

“Islanders rely on the labs for timely and accurate analysis of samples that affect them in some way,” said Communities, Land and Environment Minister Richard Brown. “I congratulate the staff for their professionalism and for their commitment to provide high quality services.”

The labs are operated jointly by the departments of Communities, Land and Environment and Agriculture and Fisheries.

“Farmers use the lab test results to make informed decisions to improve the productivity and profitability of their operations,” said Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Robert Henderson. “The labs have consistently met and exceeded the increased demands for their services.”

P.E.I. Analytical Laboratories provides chemical and microbiological analysis for water, soil, dairy, animal feed, seed, plant tissue, manure, and compost samples, and disease identification service for crops.

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