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Maintenance and Enhancement of Iso/iec 17025 Accreditation and Whole Genome Sequencing For State Food Testing Laboratories

Investigators
Liu, Yong
Institutions
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Start date
2017
End date
2019
Objective
Maintenance and Enhancement of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for State Food Testing Laboratories (U18)Project SummaryThe Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Food Safety and Consumer Services(FS-CS) Laboratory seeks funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) underFRA-FD-17-010. Funding level requested is $350,000 over two years. The title of our proposal is:Maintenance and Enhancement of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation of the WSDA FS-CS Laboratory?s Quality Management SystemAfter several years of intense work by the WSDA Food Safety and Consumer Services (FS-CS)Laboratory to prepare for and implement a Quality Management System, the WSDA MicrobiologyLaboratory became ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited on December 22, 2011, and hassuccessfully maintained the accreditation since then.The WSDA FS-CS Laboratory goals for this two-year project are:? maintain and improve the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation? strengthen the successful collaboration between FS-CS Laboratory and Food Safety program at WSDA; increase the number of state samples collected and analyzed for surveillance purposes.? provide mentoring and technical support to other states food labs to obtain/maintain theiraccreditationThe WSDA FS-CS Laboratory meets all eligibility requirements for this fundingopportunity:? WSDA FS-CS Laboratory is the primary regulatory food testing laboratory in Washington State and has adequate resources to achieve the project objectives? WSDA FS-CS Laboratory is one of the awardees of the current 'ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation for Food Testing Laboratories' cooperative agreement funded by the FDA Office of Partnerships? WSDA FS-CS Laboratory has obtained ISO 17025:2005 accreditation from 2011 and seeks to maintain and improve the accreditation? WSDA FS-CS Laboratory is a member of the Food Emergency Response Network and experienced in analyzing FDA regulated products the number of methods under scope of accreditation to aide in the analysis of those products? WSDA FS-CS Laboratory sends food testing information and results electronically toeLEXNETIn addition, the WSDA Food Safety and Consumer Services Laboratory is:? Currently under contract with FDA to conduct food safety inspections? Enrolled in the MFRPSWSDA FS-CS Laboratory is eager to partner with FDA, Washington State Food Safety Program,and other food testing laboratories across the nation, to protect the public?s health from foodborne illnesses.1 | Page FRA-FD-17-010: ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation for State Food Testing Laboratories
Funding Source
Food and Drug Administration
Project source
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Project number
1U18FD006219-01
Categories
Legislation and Regulations
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Antimicrobial Resistance
Education and Training