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ABC Research Laboratories Adds new Pesticide Screen Service

Screen features over 180 pesticides from the National Organic Program prohibited list

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GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the demand for organic produce continues to rise around the world, companies in the produce industry look to expand their organic offerings. To be recognized as "certified organic" by the USDA, products must meet the requirements of the National Organic Program (NOP). NOP includes a list of almost 190 pesticides prohibited by best practices for organic growing, and this list is the basis for the latest improvement to the ABC Research Laboratories pesticide residue screen.

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"As an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, we want every process we offer to follow recognized best practices," remarked ABC Research Chief Scientific Officer Gillian Dagan, PhD. "Adopting the NOP list as the basis for our pesticide residue screen means nothing but good things for any produce grower working with us, whether they are organic or not."

The screen meets the approved standards for over 180 of the pesticides listed on the NOP list, and is the most complete NOP screen currently available from any food testing laboratory.

"Our goal when designing this screen was comprehensive testing and rapid turnaround," commented Annie Hughes, business development director at ABC Research. "Every pesticide  on the NOP list that can currently be tested for is covered, and we can provide results with a short turnaround time. Couple this with our unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction, and you have an experience you won't find at any other laboratory."

"This is just one of many services we are adding moving forward," continued Dr. Dagan. "We've noticed more and more companies switching to ABC Research after becoming frustrated by the experience at larger testing labs. As we continue to grow and expand our offerings, we never want to lose that invaluable connection we have with our clients and become just another 'call-center' lab. Companies partner with ABC Research for the superior experience, but we also know that we must be consistently upgrading our services to match changing regulations and requirements. The NOP pesticide residue screen is just one of many improvements you can expect from ABC Research Laboratories moving forward."

ABC Research Laboratories is a food testing laboratory located in Gainesville, Florida. Established in 1967, ABC Research attributes superior client experience through open communication, accessibility to food scientists, and transparency of process as the foundation of its success.

Media Contact: Chuck Ellis, ABC Research Laboratories, 352.372.0436, chucke@abcr.com

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