Bureau Veritas has announced the opening of its fifth Canadian microbiology laboratory, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The new laboratory will offer rapid pathogen testing (Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria), as well as indicators (generic E. coli/coliforms, total plate count, yeast, and mold). 

The facility is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, and a part of Bureau Veritas’ broad suite of GFSI accredited services. The expansion of its food testing and certification business in Canada also enhances Bureau Veritas' food safety and quality laboratory testing capabilities across the North American region. 

“The opening of our laboratory in Winnipeg reinforces our commitment to support the growing Winnipeg food and agri market, and the expansion of Bureau Veritas’ Chemistry and Residue Laboratory network that spans across Canada and the U.S.,” said Waylon Sharp, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Food and Agri North America, Bureau Veritas. “We look forward to servicing our customers and communities across North America through our full-service food safety and quality testing, auditing, and certification solutions."