EVIO, Inc. (OTCQB:EVIO) announced last week that its Florida Licensee, Kaycha Holdings LLC, which runs under the name EVIO Labs Florida has attained ISO 17025 accreditation and is now the first accredited cannabis testing lab in Florida. EVIO Labs tests cannabis for cannabinoid and terpene content, microbiological and pesticides contamination, residual solvent, heavy metals, mycotoxins, water activity and moisture content.
In a statement, the company noted that ISO 17025 is the industry’s most well-known testing accreditation standard in the world today. Only labs with the most accurate and precise results as well as those with top quality standards are known to qualify.
“As the first Florida Cannabis Testing lab that has achieved ISO 17025 accreditation, EVIO Labs Florida continues to set the bar for testing in the state,” remarked Christopher Martinez, EVIO Labs Florida’s President. “This achievement speaks to our commitment to the highest standards at every step of the testing process.”
According to The Cannabis Industry Journal, EVIO Labs was accredited by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA), an organization that provides third-party assessments to ISO/IEC 17025. The certificate of analysis is reviewed by a lab director with over 20 years of experience operating in FDA regulated labs.
Tracy Szerszen, president and operations manager at PJLA, says laboratories that achieve this accreditation are showing they have the proper tools, equipment and staff to provide accurate testing, adding that ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation “is a very critical component of the industry, and becoming accredited provides the assurance that laboratories are performing to the highest standard EVIO Labs has taken the right step in their commitment towards meeting this standard and providing clean and safe cannabis for the patients of Florida.”
EVIO CEO William Waldrop says he is “proud that EVIO Labs Florida is now accredited to the same high-level of standards as our labs in Oregon, which are accredited to the even more highly rigorous ORELAP standard. As we grow, we are committed to ensuring all our labs incorporate the highest quality standards in the industry.”
EVIO Labs boasts over $1.2M in the latest testing equipment. The company climbed $0.14 per share in trading on Tuesday, an 8.70 percent jump. The company closed at $1.75 per share.