Taconic Facility in Cologne, Germany Receives AAALAC Accreditation
News Dec 03, 2010
Taconic has announced that its Cologne, Germany production program has earned accreditation from AAALAC International (the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International).
With this accreditation, all Taconic programs worldwide are now AAALAC accredited thereby assuring customers that Taconic meets the highest industry standard of quality, health, genetic integrity and care for its animal models.
AAALAC International promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and evaluation programs. Taconic was one of the first suppliers to be accredited by AAALAC International in 1969.
"For more than four decades, through our voluntary participation in the AAALAC accreditation process, Taconic has demonstrated its commitment to the safe, humane treatment of the research animals that are vital to our clients' biomedical research," said Jeffrey J. Lohmiller, DVM, MS, ACLAM, Global Senior Director, Veterinary Sciences, Taconic. "Attaining AAALAC accreditation across all of our programs worldwide is an achievement that reflects Taconic's unwavering focus on quality and accountability."
The rigorous accreditation process required both a stringent internal review by Taconic and a comprehensive, on-site assessment by AAALAC evaluators, reviewing the Cologne site's entire animal care and use program. To maintain their accredited status, all Taconic programs undergo re-evaluation every three years as per AAALAC requirements.