The Isigny Sainte-Mère milk powder testing laboratory has recently received COFRAC ISO 17025 accreditation. This standard, rarely obtained for an infant milk testing laboratory, is issued by the COFRAC (French Accreditation Committee), the only reference accreditation body in France. It validates and guarantees the Cooperative’s high level of technical competence. With this certification, Isigny Sainte-Mère pursues its objective of ensuring a very high level of excellence in terms of product quality, hygiene, food safety and traceability.
The accreditation issued by COFRAC is intended to certify the competency of a testing organisation, in accordance with standards, benchmarks or regulations in force.
Obtaining ISO 17025 certification guarantees the high level of technical competency of the company and, above all, the reliability of its test results.
Recognised internationally, this standard is testament to the confidence that can be placed in the results of the tests carried out in this laboratory, as well as their enforceability against third parties in the event of a dispute.
This accreditation project was led by the Isigny Sainte-Mère laboratory management team and relied on the daily work of every employee and technician to record, trace and monitor competencies and test controls.
The high technical nature of this standard required appropriate equipment. The construction of the milk powder laboratory in 2019 was a prerequisite for obtaining COFRAC accreditation.
This certification supplements the various accreditations and labels already obtained by the Normandy-based Cooperative (ISO 9001, AgriConfiance®, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001, BRC Food and IFS, HACCP GB and an Organic Agriculture certification for certain products).