QUALITY ASSURED

Mambo-Tox has an extensive, highly accredited testing capability, including several laboratories containing controlled-environment rooms and cabinets. In addition, there are glasshouse and precision spraying facilities.

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Mambo-Tox provides a high quality, specialist testing service, including laboratory, extended-laboratory, aged-residue, semi-field and field testing which follow current guidelines (Escort, IOBC, OECD, ISO, EPA and other specific scientific publications), which are carried out in compliance to GLP.

Mambo-Tox has been involved with the development and ring-testing of many of these guideline methods.

MAMBO-TOX STANDARDS

To ensure accuracy day in, day out, Mambo-Tox has a robust internal quality system. At the heart of this system is accreditation for (GLP) by the UK GLP Monitoring Authority, in accordance with the latest OECD guideline and European Directive 2004/9/EC.

Quality assurance follows each study from receipt, throughout its testing, to the point at which results data are reported. It also covers the laboratory’s testing and data management systems.

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Our Test Facility received its first Statement of Compliance for Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in 1991 and we are routinely audited (typically on a biennial basis) by the UK GLP Monitoring Authority to ensure our continued compliance with the standards laid down in the relevant UK and OECD guidelines. A copy of our current Statement of Compliance is included in each study report.

ACCREDITATION SERVICE

GLP is the British, European and International Standard for quality assurance in testing laboratories. In the UK, laboratories claiming compliance with this standard are inspected and accredited by the GLP authorities. Accreditation also means that the laboratory’s management systems meet the principles of GLP.

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Studies are conducted at Mambo-Tox in accordance with international codes of Good Laboratory Practice, including: OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice, as revised in 1997 (1998). Series on Principles of GLP and Compliance Monitoring, No. 1. ENV/MC/CHEM(98)17. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France.

The Good Laboratory Practice Regulations 1999. Statutory Instrument No. 3106, as amended by SI 2004 No. 994. United Kingdom Department of Health, London.

These standards are compatible with current Good Laboratory Practices of the US EPA (FIFRA, 40 CFR Parts 160 and 792), Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (11 Nousan, Notification No. 6283), and other countries that are signatories to the OECD Mutual Acceptance of Data Agreement (MAD).

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