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Maintenance and Enhancement of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and Whole Genome Sequencing for State Food Testing Laboratories; Competition A


Project Summary/AbstractR&R Other Project Info v1.4, No. 7The Laboratory will maintain accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 and enhance the chemical andmicrobiological accreditation scopes. The Laboratory?s accreditation currently includes 12microbiological methods for food testing, 20 chemical methods for food testing, andflexible/technology-based accreditation for pesticide residues in food by GC and LC instrumentswith a variety of detectors. The Laboratory intends to expand its accreditation scope by addingadditional microanalytical filth analyses, allergen testing, Staphylococcus enterotoxin,Cyclospora testing. The addition of additional microanalytical filth analyses will increase theLaboratory?s testing capacity for matrices not currently performed at NCDA&CS. TheLaboratory and NC Food Program have a strong collaborative relationship as we are housedwithin the same Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and ConsumerServices. The Laboratory and Food Program will continue to strengthen their partnership bycollaborating on the Sample Collection and Analysis Project included in this cooperativeagreement. As the primary servicing laboratory for the Food Program, enhancing theLaboratory?s scope offers increased support to the Food Program?s ability to take regulatoryaction.Page 1 of 1

Smalls, Nicole
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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