Profile

48 YEARS INSPECTION AND LABORATORY SERVICES FOR AUSTRALIAN EXPORT GRAINS, LEGUMES/PULSES AND OILSEEDS – November 2017

BACKGROUND

1969

ASC and Quantum Testing Laboratory established. Doug Parry Founder and Managing Director

1971

ASC certified Australia’s first bulk oilseed export – sunflowers to Europe (Conti / QGGA)

1972

Official laboratory / superintendent Queensland Graingrowers Association and Victorian Oatgrowers Pool

1975

Inspected and certified over one million tons export barley to Russia (Cargill / Dreyfus)

1976

Official laboratory / superintendent NSW Oilseeds Marketing Board

1978

FOSFA (London) Analyst accreditation

1979

Approved laboratory for malting barley for TTWB (TTLC) Taiwan

1982

Accredited referee status with AOCS USA for aflatoxin testing in grains oilseeds and legumes

1997

ASC attained Australian Government AQIS accreditation as Government Quarantine Approved Laboratory

1998

GAFTA (London) Superintendent & Analyst accredited for grain and feed analyses

1999

Supervised over two million tons of Australian grain, oilseeds and pulse exports

2002

From 1991 to 2002 coloured and certified over 6 million MT Australian feed barley to Saudi Arabia

2003

ISO 9001 Accredited Laboratory and Inspection Company

2004

Certification included over 500,000 MT containerized export grains, pulses and oilseeds

2005

Keynote presenter (Canola Superintendence and Analyses) at APSEA conference, Lahore Pakistan

2006

First release of ASC Database to manage laboratory sample intake

2006

Deregulation of Australian containerized wheat exports: Over 4 million MT grains & oilseeds certified

2006

International certification of shipments in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Europe

2007

Wheat Export Authority accredited Laboratory and Superintendent.

2008

FOSFA laboratory oilseeds accreditation upgraded to highest international L1 level

2008

Major Database development to include shipping schedule workflow management

2009

Deregulation of Australian bulk wheat export market – Over 8 million MT inspected, tested & certified

2010

Keynote presenter at GAFTA Training Course, Sydney. Over 10 million MT inspected, tested & certified

2010

Further Database development to retain and search quality analysis results

2011

NATA ISO/IEC 17025 for ISO 659, ISO 10565 & BSMV. 19.9 million MT inspected, tested & certified

2011

Keynote presenter at Grain Trade Australia (GTA) Export Contracts & Documentation C

2012

Lab expansion & upgrade with GCMS & LCMSMS for pesticide residues and Mycotoxins

2012

Formalised the Australian ASC inspector network with contractual agreements

2012

Over 24 million MT grain including 3 MMT canola inspected, tested & certified globally

2013

Over 21 million MT grain including 5 MMT canola inspected, tested & certified globally

2014

New instruments lab for Mycotoxins, Pesticide Residues & Heavy Metals – Agilent GC & LC Triple Quads & ICPMS

2014

NATA ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation expanded to 258 grain & oilseed methods. Agilent Partner Laboratory Agreement signed.

2015

Over 112 million MT of historical grain quality data captured in the Database

EXPORT GRAINS, LEGUMES/PULSES AND OILSEEDS

Since 1969 we have been committed to developing analytical methods, sampling, superintendence and certification of export bulk and container grains, legumes/pulses and oilseeds. We have been a contributor to ISO, GAFTA & FOSFA standards for sampling & analyses of grains and oilseeds

 

INSPECTION SERVICES

ASC services are available Australia wide and we have global coverage through long standing reciprocal arrangements with international and independent inspection companies in most countries receiving Australian grains, legumes/pulses and oilseeds

DESTINATION COUNTRIES:

  • China
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Philippines

  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Pakistan
  • UAE

  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Yemen
  • Taiwan

  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Europe etc



and all countries receiving Australian grains, legumes/pulses and oilseeds

CERTIFICATES

Inspection, Weight, Quality, Condition, Analysis, Origin, Radiation, Fumigation, Draft Survey, Infestation, Poisonous Materials, Chemical & Pesticide Residues, Mycotoxins, Holds Inspection, Non-GMO, Fit for Human Consumption, Container Inspection, BSMV

TESTING SERVICES

Our own laboratory established in 1969 carries out most analyses same day / next day

MEMBERSHIPS / CONTRACTS

Our companies and staff have held or currently hold membership and/or accreditation and/or participation with several professional organisations including:

  • GAFTA
  • FOSFA
  • ISO
  • NATA

  • NIOP
  • AAAC
  • AIAST
  • AACC

  • AOAC
  • NACMA
  • AIM
  • AOF

  • APSEA
  • AOCS
  • GTA
  • MAPS


Inspections, analyses and certifications can be carried out according to their various standards, methods or contracts.

 

GLOBAL PROFICIENCY & ACCREDITATION PROGRAMS

FOSFA London – Superintendent & Analyst – Annual oilseed Analyst accreditation

GAFTA London – Superintendent & Analyst – Annual grain & feed Analyst accreditation

ISO 9001:2008 – Annual business audit

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 NATA Laboratory Accreditation Number 17365

Proficiency Tests with BIPEA, (France), CODA CERVA (Belgium), NRS (Australia), AOCS (USA), RIKILT (Europe)

CLIENTS

Australian and International clients include:

  • Graincorp
  • Glencore
  • CBH
  • Cargill
  • CBH
  • Sumitomo Emerald
  • Queensland Cotton

  • Bunge
  • Graintrend
  • Noble
  • Olam
  • Pentag Nidera
  • ADM Toepfer

  • Itochu
  • Lempriere
  • Mitsui
  • Marubeni
  • Minermet
  • Riverina

  • QFM Qatar
  • Supertime China
  • STC India
  • Touton
  • Vitol