ABC Research Laboratories QA Director, Lindsey K. McLeod, Receives ASQ Quality Auditor Certification

Food Safety Laboratory Continues Investment in Professional Development of its Team

Jul 17, 2014, 14:14 ET from ABC Research Laboratories

GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ABC Research Laboratories, a Florida-based food safety and testing laboratory, along with The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that ABC Research QA Director Lindsey K. McLeod has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor, or ASQ CQA. As such, she has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of auditing principles and practices.

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"ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career," said Stephen Hacker, ASQ chair. "This is a great accomplishment and, although not a formal registration or licensure, it represents a high level of peer recognition."

"We could not be more proud of Lindsey," declared ABC Research Chief Scientific Officer Gillian Dagan, PhD. "ABC Research knows that it takes a well educated and trained staff to provide a positive and productive experience for our clients. Our strong focus on the professional development of our team is vital to the success of ABC Research, and we are proud to help Lindsey add to her already glowing list of accomplishments."

In order to qualify for the Certified Quality Auditor examination, an individual must have eight years of work and/or experience related to the Body of Knowledge. A Certified Quality Auditor is a professional who understands the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system's adequacy and deficiencies. At ABC Research, our QA team uses these skills to continuously improve the quality of our laboratory through a rigorous internal audit schedule.

Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was administered, more than 190,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation.


ABC Research Laboratories, an ISO 17025 accredited testing facility, is one of the largest food testing labs in the United States. ABC Research serves the entire spectrum of the food industry from pathogen and pesticide residue testing to nutritional labeling, FDA detention resolution and appliance benchmark testing. Dedication to personalized service, coupled with superior scientific practices, is the foundation of ABC Research Laboratories' success.

Media Contact: Chuck Ellis, ABC Research Laboratories, 352.372.0436,

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