A Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC) researcher carries out a test. The company has won a renewed accreditation from the KOLAS for its credibility and reliability in strict quality control. Photo courtesy of KGC

KGC wins KOLAS certificate for 4 straight times

As far as the research on ginseng and red ginseng is concerned, the Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC) appears to be next to none as credited by the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS).

The KGC said on April 12 that the Seoul-based outfit had won new accreditation certificates from the KOLAS, the country’s representative inspection agency, four consecutive times.

The KOLAS has signed the ILAC-MRA so that its measures hold mutual recognition from more than 100 accreditation organizations from across the world.

As the KOLAS renews its certificate every four years, this means that the KGC’s reliability and credibility have been recognized for longer than a decade since 2010.

In particular, the KOLAS acknowledged the KGC as a world-class entity regarding ginseng ginsenoside as well as analysis of crop protectors and micro nutritional components.

The KGC said that the renewed accreditation would help the company extend its exports because it would not have to go through complicated overseas accreditation procedures.

The firm said that its affiliated Korea Ginseng Research Institute (KGRI) had played a pivotal role in achieving the above-mentioned exploits.

The KGRI has around 130 researchers who own Ph.D. or master’s degrees in their respective fields. The institute has published more than 260 papers and secured 202 patents.

“Our strict quality control has been acknowledged once again by the renewed accreditation of the KOLAS,” KGRI chief Park Man-soo said.

“Based on that, we will further strengthen the management system so that we will continue our role as the world’s leader in the red ginseng market.”