The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has opened an application portal for accreditation bodies interested in participating in the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program.

Under the LAAF program, the FDA will recognize accreditation bodies that will accredit food testing laboratories to standards established in the final rule
Continue Reading Program offers accreditation bodies help in giving approval to labs for food testing

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) awarded five-year accreditation status earlier this week to nine public health departments across the country. The national public health accrediting body is jointly funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A total of 31
Continue Reading Local Health Departments Gain Accreditation From New Independent Board

When QTrade Teas & Herbs’ Level 2 SQF Institute food safety and quality system review is complete this month, a well-deserved holiday rest awaits. For now, QTrade is fully engaged in audit preparations while filling orders without delay. Inspectors will spend two days completing their document assessment of the 70,000-square-foot
Continue Reading Investing in Quality Assurance: A Tea Industry Perspective

Back in the 1980s, the pharmaceutical industry grappled with the prospect of requiring testing laboratories to receive accreditation, a certification of credibility according to a qualifying body. Some labs were following international standards, while others set their own standards, and, as a result, there was no minimum level of quality
Continue Reading Food Testing: Accreditation a Growing Trend Among Food Labs