APHL is collaborating with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide documents, best practice guidance, and accreditation strategies and resources to laboratories conducting regulatory food and animal feed testing.

The goal of this webpage is to address the needs of food and feed regulatory laboratories seeking initial, or expanding current, scope of accreditation in order to improve quality management systems and optimize testing capabilities. Please see a list of available resources below:

Public Resources (click to expand)

APHL Annual Meeting-The Road to ISO/IEC Accreditation: The Race to Improve Quality is On: How Do We Fuel Up for the Future and Drive Towards Integration?

Laboratory Accreditation: A Key Building Block of an Integrated Food/Feed Safety System presented at the AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition, Sept. 10, 2014

AAFCO 2014 Annual Meeting--Sacramento

MFRPA Meeting March 9-15, 2015

 Governmental Food and Feed Laboratories Accreditation Meeting January 24-26, 2017--St. Petersburg, FL


Resources for Governmental Food and Animal Feed Laboratories

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(If you are from a governmental food or animal feed laboratory and are unable to login with the above link, please contact the Food Safety Department at foodsafety@aphl.org)

At the link, find resources pertaining to:

4.1 Ethics
4.3 Document Control
4.4 Contract Review
4.5 Subcontracting
4.6 Purchasing Services and Supplies
4.7 Customer Service
4.8 Customer Complaints
4.9 Quality Event Management
4.10 Improvement 
4.11 Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action
4.12 Preventive Action
4.13 Record Control
4.14 Internal Audits
4.15 Management Review
5.2 Training and Competency
5.3 Accommodations & Environmental Conditions
5.4 Validation-Verification
5.4.1 Method Deviations
5.4.6 Measurement of Uncertainty
5.5 Equipment
5.6 Traceability
5.7 Sampling
5.8 Test Item Receipt/Handling
5.9 Control Charting
5.9 Proficiency Testing
5.10 Review and Approval of Data
​FDA ISO CAP In-Person Meeting, May 2014
FDA ORA Documents
Master Lists
Quality Manuals