February 1, 2012
As an AACC International member, OMIC Portland Branch participates in check sample series testing. AACC International is a non-profit organization of members who are specialists in the use of cereal grains in foods.
The check sample service began by providing check samples for cereal laboratories but over the years it has diversified to include analyses from many kinds of laboratories throughout the world. Today, AACC International offers a variety of check sample services of contemporary analytical interest. More information about AACC International, can be found on their website at; http://www.aaccnet.org
Participating in the check sample test allows us to test our equipment and monitor the use of proper methodology among our personnel.
We have been working to train our inspectors in the grain grading process and using dry-lab equipment. This achievement for 1st place in the check sample test for falling number is a good system to ensure that we are using the correct method and doing everything properly.
It is a great accomplishment for OMIC Portland Branch, one that was achieved through proper training by Portland Branch senior staff and great execution by Portland inspectors. This is an overall great example of teamwork leading to success.
Congratulations to all OMIC Portland Branch staff!