Northland Laboratories Achieves ISO/IEC 17043 Accreditation for Proficiency Testing

Another key addition to the portfolio of services which supports food companies in food safety.

MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL. - DECEMBER 21, 2017 - Northland Laboratories, a Matrix Sciences company, has announced its successful completion of ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation for proficiency testing providers. This accreditation, based at the Green Bay, Wisconsin location, is an addition to the portfolio of services which supports the requirements of proficiency testing as part of testing performed in house for microbiology or chemistry, and helps to assure that trained analysts in the production laboratory are proficient in the tests they perform.

“We find many companies are increasingly required to verify the proficiency of their internal analysts as part of an ISO/IEC 17025 or Safe Quality Food (SQF) accreditation or certification,” states D.J. Alwattar, President of Northland Laboratories. “With Northland Laboratories’ expertise in food microbiology and chemistry, we are now able to help companies make sure their analysts are proficient in the testing they routinely perform in process.”

“This expansion of services continues our commitment to the food industry in providing the most diverse and competitive range of services for food safety and quality,” states Robert Wiebe, CEO of Matrix Sciences.


Northland Laboratories has been serving the food industry since 1949. Northland has built a reputation for providing excellence in both service and scientific know-how. With locations in Chicago and Green Bay, Northland provides a broad scope of services which address the challenges faced by a growing base of customers. In April 2017, Northland Laboratories joined Matrix Sciences as a founding portfolio company.

Matrix Sciences is a full-service solution provider, delivering analytical and consulting support for food safety and related business decisions. In combination, our portfolio companies offer a scope of services and depth of expertise which uniquely address the evolving needs of food companies in bringing safe food to market, growing their businesses and protecting their brands.


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