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Pixis Labs / Columbia Food Laboratories merge names to become Columbia Laboratories

Please welcome Columbia Laboratories as the Pacific Northwest’s latest brand for high quality analytical testing. Formerly known collectively as “Pixis Labs” and “Columbia Food Laboratories,” our new name more accurately reflects our consolidated mission to support public health and safety though expanded testing options.

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Pesticides & Residues

Helping farmers maintain safe usage of these chemicals during every phase of the growing process. … more

Nutrition

Testing for a wide variety of needs from nutrition parameters and quality to contaminants and preservatives. … more

Microbiology

Microbiological analyses for common food-borne human pathogens, food spoilage organisms, mycotoxins, etc. … more

Cannabis & Hemp

ORELAP accreditation means our laboratory has both the quality systems and technical capabilities to perform required testing. … more

Honey

Specializing in honey authentication and adulteration. Using the most up-to-date methods for SCIRA, pesticides, antibiotics, and others. … more

Environmental

Accurate, reliable and on time reporting to help you keep your system healthy, safe and in compliance. … more

Latest News

Test for Colorado’s New Hemp Regulations with Columbia Labs

CDPHE New Hemp Rules Colorado’s latest hemp enforcement policy goes into effect as of July 1, 2021. The new testing regulations for hemp products made in Colorado are much more stringent and align with Health Canada’s requirements. Columbia Laboratories currently offers all testing in-house for hemp extracts and will offer each profile, validated per matrix,
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Emerald Badges for Spring 2021 are in!

Results are in… With a focus on microbiological contaminants in flower and matrix-specific potency tests, Columbia showcases their emphasis on food-safety and consistency through precision testing. “Micro testing is essential at cultivation to ensure safe smoking, effective processing and a controlled supply chain,” Kelly O’Connor, Key Accounts. “And potency IS matrix-specific, so we are glad
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HB 3000 Passed Round One; Update

After several weeks of cross-industry collaboration and 10 amendments, HB 3000 has passed out of the Committee on Rules with a recommendation to pass into Way and Means (Oregon Joint Committee). This is the bill that has passed round one: HB3000 (oregonlegislature.gov) The time is now to contact Senators or Representatives with considerations and/or request
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Congratulations to Melissa Jackson on her Certified Quality Auditor Certification! Melissa earned her CQA and continues to advance quality systems at Columbia Labs.

Melissa Jackson, QA manager for all departments at Columbia Laboratories since 2018, has earned her Quality Auditor Certification from ASQ on April 20, 2021. The certification verifies that Jackson “is a professional who understands the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system’s
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FDA releases new podcast on food safety!

Tune in for industry updates. There is a new FDA Podcast out and it’s all about food safety. The first episode dropped on 4/29/21 and new episodes will be released quarterly. “We are all food podcast junkies,” Columbia Labs GM, Derrick Tanner said. “Gastronomy podcast is a fun favorite, and we will all be tuning
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Basics: Food Allergens in the US

Update: Joe Biden signed a law on April 23, 2021 that makes sesame the ninth major food allergen Each year, millions of people around the world have allergic reactions, caused by wrong labelled food. As a result, food labels help allergic consumers identifying these foods and ingredients.   Most common food allergens   The following foods or
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