The Importance of Auditing the Internal Laboratory

In the past few years, we have seen an increase in customers asking for an onsite audit of their internal labs. These requests may occur when new tests are brought online or in-house, when there are questionable results or as a routine activity in the company’s food safety program.  Not surprisingly, members of our technical team love doing these audits!  We get to share our lab experience, technical microbiology knowledge and best practices to help our customers improve the quality of testing they perform. We always learn after an audit, seeing different operations and processes from the customer perspective.

5 Key Traits that make YOU a Great Fit for a Career in Food Safety

One of the many KEY responsibilities when working in Food Safety is to provide an accurate result.  This ensures that our customers’ products going out to the public are safe from bacteria and pathogens; organisms that could cause contamination, launch a recall and ultimately be detrimental to the customer and consumer.  

The Portal is Coming!  Our 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to thank our Customers for their business and thank our team for their efforts supporting our Strategic Initiatives.  We expect to continue to strengthen performance with our most important initiative, Service to Our Customers.  Our goal is to be second to none in this area.  We strive every day to provide quality, reliability and timely results. 

Staying Ahead of the Game through Continuous Improvement

Change. 

One of the few constants in the world. 

It has never been more evident than now in Food Safety.  With the implementation of FSMA requirements comes new challenges; and the need to manage change becomes even more critical.  How are you managing this demand?

3 Tools Every Food Lab Should be Using

The terms “tools” and “toolbox” have become common terminology in the workplace – regardless of industry.  They refer to the collection of techniques and strategies used to aid in operation of a process or business.  Below are three tools that every food laboratory should have in their toolbox and use on a regular basis.
1. Proficiency Testing
2. Data Analysis/Trending
3. Metrics & Visual Management

ISO 17025 Milestone - Game...Set...and Match!



On Friday, April 10th, 2015 the Cherney team was notified that another milestone had been achieved by our Clovis, New Mexico laboratory...our ISO 17025 Accreditation from A2LA (certificate 2986.03) was issued!

The ISO Accreditation Journey



"Life’s a journey, not a destination” is a cliché that is frequently heard in various contexts. From Cherney’s perspective, this cliché is also very fitting to describe accreditation. Cherney has been n ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory since early 2010 and we continue to march on our accreditation journey each and every day.