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WBA Analytical Laboratories strives to provide our customers with the highest quality results and services available.  Experienced professionals manage our laboratories according to the guidelines of our Quality Management System, which is implemented across all of our laboratories.

All of our laboratories are accredited to ISO 17025 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and additionally, to be in compliance with the A2LA Food Testing Program Requirements which contain the "AOAC International Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analysis of Food and Pharmaceuticals." Most analyses within each lab are accredited.  For a complete listing, links to the A2LA scopes of accreditation are available below or at www.a2la.org.

American Association for
Laboratory Accreditation

In addition to ISO 17025, the Springdale, Arkansas, facility is also registered to ISO 9001.  The Quality Management System was initially created in the Springdale location and is currently identically implemented in all six laboratories.

Accredidations All locationsAccrediation Springdale   GQA 2010

AZLATUVGovernor's Quality Award

WBA Analytical Laboratories Quality Management System is also based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence for which the Springdale, Arkansas, facility was the 2010 recipient of the Governor’s Quality Award for the Arkansas Baldrige program.

Other Accreditations & Approvals
  • Food Chemistry Analysis
  • Pesticide Residue Analysis (CHC and PCB)
AMS Laboratory Verification Program for the Analysis of Poultry Products Destined for Exportation from the United States to Russia
  • Pesticide Residues in Poultry
  • Tetracyclines in Poultry
  • Salmonella sp., Listeria monocytogenes and Total Plate Count
  • Approved for Avian Influenza AGID Analysis
  • APHIS EC Regulation 1774/2002 Compliance (AR-LAB-001 and AR-LAB-003)
Wastewater Laboratory Approvals
  • Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Proficiency Programs

WBA Analytical Laboratories participate in a wide array of proficiency programs as an additional validation of the work performed within our laboratories.  Where available, all tests performed within our laboratories are covered by commercial proficiency programs at least annually.  Where commercial programs are not available, proficiency is evaluated using other means such as split samples with other laboratories or through the purchase of acceptable known value materials.  Below is a list of commercial proficiency programs currently utilized by WBA Analytical Laboratories.

Chemistry Proficiency Programs
  • AOAC Food Chemistry Program
  • USDA Food Chemistry Program
  • USDA CHCs in Meat and Poultry Products
  • USDA PCBs in Meat and Poultry Products
  • AAFCO for Feeds & Ingredients
  • AACC
  • AOCS
  • Canadian Program for Antibiotic Residues
  • USDA/AMS Russian Export Program
  • Environmental Resource Associates
Microbiology Programs
  • AOAC Food Microbiology
  • USDA/AMS Russian Export Program
  • NPIP Salmonella Group D