Author: Food Laboratory Alliance
The Food Laboratory Alliance is proud to welcome CP Kelco to its growing coalition of organizations devoted to the safety of the nation’s food supply and the quality of food laboratory testing.
“CP Kelco has made a commitment to quality assurance and food safety,” explains Jack Giesenschlag, Senior Manager for Global Quality Systems Support and Continuous Improvement at CP Kelco. “With the assistance of the Food Laboratory Alliance, CP Kelco can continue to promote food safety and food laboratory testing consistent with CP Kelco’s core quality values.”
The FSMA final rules issued to date foreshadow what laboratories will need to know in anticipation of a rule on laboratory accreditation and model laboratory standards. Food Quality & Safety published this article by Robin Stombler on Preparing Your Laboratory for FDA’s Proposed Rule.
The Food Laboratory Alliance hosted a Twitter chat on food laboratory testing & standards. Follow the conversation here!
The distinguished health policy journal, Health Affairs, posted the article, A Food Safety Test We Have Yet To Pass, on its Health Affairs Blog. The article, authored by Robin Stombler, Director of the Food Laboratory Alliance, explains that results of food laboratory tests can mean the difference between sickness or health.
The Food Laboratory Alliance welcomes NSI Lab Solutions to its growing coalition of organizations devoted to the safety of the nation’s food supply and the quality of food laboratory testing.
“The Food Laboratory Alliance is a great fit for us,” explains NSI Lab Solutions President, Mark Hammersla. “As a producer of analytical reference materials and proficiency testing standards, we believe that anything less than 100% confidence in food laboratory testing results is just not good enough.”
Survey asked food laboratory directors, quality assurance managers, and technical supervisors to assess the current state of food testing. “Microbiologics, a global provider of biological reference materials used in laboratory quality control processes, commissioned the third-party survey to ascertain the level of laboratory standards currently employed by food laboratories.” Results were published in the June/July 2015 edition of Food Quality and Safety.
In recognition of World Health Day 2015, the Food Laboratory Alliance hosted a public Twitter chat on food testing and laboratory standards. It’s not too late to follow the conversation!
In recognition of World Health Day, the Food Laboratory Alliance will host its first Twitter chat on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 1 to 2 pm (eastern). The chat will discuss the role of testing in food safety and will examine the standards necessary for food laboratories to maintain.
Anyone may view or participate in the conversation by using the hashtag #foodlab on Twitter. The Food Laboratory Alliance moderator will pose a number of questions intended to encourage an interactive dialogue among audience participants. Join us!
“Food laboratories are pleased FDA added product testing and environmental monitoring as verification tools to the latest Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules,” notes article by Joan Murphy in Food Chemical News. The article captures comments from the Food Laboratory Alliance in further stating, “FDA should move ahead with the FSMA provision that requires the agency to establish an accreditation program for laboratories that test food.”