Marriott's Global Food Safety partners with ABC Research Laboratories as a Preferred Vendor in the US

GFS to begin using ABC-R'S microbiology services to better monitor their hospitality supply chain

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Food safety testing laboratory ABC Research Laboratories, based out of Gainesville, Florida, announced partnership with Marriott's Global Food Safety. They will be working with Marriott's GFS as a preferred vendor in the US to provide quality assurance support for Marriott's 300+ stateside locations.


Marriott's GFS will be utilizing ABC Research's ISO 17025 accredited microbiology testing facility to provide the hospitality giant with food safety and quality testing, including unknown identification and complaint resolution to complement GFS's current quality assurance operations.

"This partnership between ABC Research Laboratories and Marriott's Global Food Safety is an ideal example of how the hospitality industry can benefit from partnering with an independent, 3rd party laboratory," remarked ABC Research Laboratories business development director Lori Stephens. "when the safety or quality of food is in question, time is of the essence.  ABC Research provides Marriott's GFS with a direct line to food safety experts. Our unique combination of best practices in food safety testing and supplier compliance management makes ABC Research a perfect partner for food and hospitality supply chains."

This announcement is just one of many dramatic changes and improvements happening to ABC Research Laboratories in 2013. It follows the announcement of their newly launched Actionable Quality Assurance (AQA™) system, a software as a service offering designed to track food safety and quality for multiple locations from multiple suppliers in real time. The system, announced in May 2013, gives its users real-time compliance data at their fingertips in the form of trend reports and dashboards for scorecarding and executive reporting. Streamlining processes and reports that normally take a company hours or days to assemble, AQA™ can generate the same reports with a few clicks. The system boasts industry best practices that are the basis of the program enable rapid recall/withdrawal/product issue investigation to enable brand protection. Just over halfway through 2013, Stephens confirms this is already the most monumental year for the company since its founding in 1967.

"With this completely new quality assurance management software, our upgrades in our sensory testing capabilities, and opportunities to provide premiere food testing services to a growing range of major players in the food and hospitality industries, it's safe to say 2013 was not just a banner year for ABC Research, but a raising of the bar for the food safety industry as a whole," commented Stephens. "We can't wait to see what 2014 will bring!"

Media Contact: Chuck Ellis, ABC Research Laboratories, 352.372.0436,

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