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Building Laboratory Capacity/Capability - Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Investigators
Stephani, Karen
Institutions
Health Research, Inc
Start date
2012
End date
2017
Objective
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has an expansive food safety inspection and regulatory laboratory testing program. The New York State Food Laboratory, a division within the Department of Agriculture and Markets, is New York State's primary food safety laboratory and is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and additional criteria set by the AOAC-I ALACC. The New York State Food Laboratory has comprehensive testing programs for foodborne pathogens and chemical residues/toxic elements in food and beverages. If funded by the FDA the New York State Food Laboratory will significantly expand laboratory capacity and capability through the following; expand the number of methods and technologies within our scope of accreditation, support training of laboratory staff, provide additional staff resources to the laboratory QA/QC office, and improve laboratory systems for data capture and reporting. We will focus laboratory program enhancements to programs that directly support testing of manufactured foods that are produced, sold and/or distributed in New York State. In addition the key personnel on this proposal are committed to mentoring other laboratories who seek accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard.
Funding Source
Food and Drug Administration
Project source
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Project number
4U18FD004472-04
Categories
Chemical Contaminants
Bacterial Pathogens
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Education and Training