The FDA posted clarifying FAQs for stakeholders for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF).
LAAF establishes a laboratory accreditation program for the testing of food in certain circumstances. Under the LAAF program, FDA will recognize accreditation bodies that will accredit laboratories to the standards established in the final rule (referred to as LAAF-accredited laboratories).
These FAQs provide examples of the testing covered by the LAAF final rule; information on the directed food laboratory order, a new tool being implemented in the LAAF rule; and a reminder that LAAF-accredited laboratories are not required to provide FDA with results of tests that are not covered by the LAAF final rule.
FSMA Final Rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF)
FDA Issues Final Rule for Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods