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.
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!
This article by Roger Brauninger in Quality Assurance & Food Safety outlines the role of third party accreditation in food safety. It discusses how accreditation is a tool to used to ensure laboratory competence. http://www.qualityassurancemag.com/qa1013-third-party-accreditation.aspx