Seed Laboratory Recognition Program (SLRP)
Section 24. Seed Laboratory Recognition Program (SLRP)
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This program has been established for and applies to all seed laboratories that provide testing services to seed conditioners in the CCIA’s certification program.
24.1 Purpose and Objective. The purpose of a Seed Laboratory Recognition Program is to establish a single quality performance standard in lieu of having all tests conducted by the same in-house laboratory. The objectives of this program are to assure that all laboratories uniformly follow approved procedures and provide high quality reliable test results, create awareness of the CCIA requirements among seed laboratories and conditioners, and ensure that the CCIA is compliant with State and Federal statutory and regulatory requirements. Meeting this goal will enable recognized seed laboratories to provide services that harmonize with the CCIA standards. This program provides seed conditioners options to meet their seed testing requirements and maintains the CCIA’s standards as a provider of high quality certification services to the California, United States, and international seed industry.
24.2 Recognized Seed Laboratories. Seed laboratories which choose to participate in this program will be audited by the CCIA at least once every 3 years. The CCIAwill accept reports of analysis only from seed laboratories that have been audited and found to meet AOSA standards. These recognized seed laboratories and their contact information shall be listed on the CCIA web site (available at Seed Laboratory Recognition Program).
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Updated: March 2011