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Bureau Veritas Announces Partnership with Avena Foods Limited

Jan. 13 2022

Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Avena Foods Limited to provide onsite laboratory testing services at their Avena Purity Protocol facility located in Regina, SK, Canada. Avena is a specialty miller that provides food, beverage, pet food, and nutraceutical manufacturers with sustainably grown and milled Purity Protocol oat and functional gluten-free pulse ingredients.

Bureau Veritas will support Avena to upgrade their onsite laboratory by expanding the scope of services offered and elevating their operations to an ISO 17025 standard in support of Avena’s strong commitment to product quality and safety. Additionally, Bureau Veritas will provide full-time laboratory personnel to deliver on-site laboratory operations and critical testing required for production support and food safety and quality management. For this contract, Bureau Veritas will also complete off-site sample analysis leveraging its network of ­strategically located state-of-the-art testing laboratories that service the agri-food market in North America.

We are pleased to be partnering with Bureau Veritas to operate our on-site laboratory operations. This allows us to focus on producing and selling high-quality food ingredients, knowing that the laboratory tests are conducted by a world-class third-party expert,” said Gord Flaten, CEO of Avena.

“Bureau Veritas is extremely excited to provide on-site laboratory services to Avena. This partnership allows for laboratory operational assistance to a key partner by mitigating their risks associated with staffing and rising laboratory costs while at the same time offering independent, accredited third-party food and agri testing to a region that is currently underserved,” said Waylon Sharp, VP and COO- Agrifood, Bureau Veritas.

Bureau Veritas offers a complete range of best-in-class testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services to ensure the safety and quality of food from farm to fork.

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