Food And Pharmaceutical Programs

Accreditation in the food and pharmaceutical industries refers to the process of evaluating and certifying the competency and credibility of organizations that provide products or services related to these industries. Accreditation programs are typically operated by independent, third-party organizations, and are designed to help ensure that products and services meet certain standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness.

Food And Pharmaceutical Programs

In the food industry, accreditation programs may be used to evaluate and certify the competency and credibility of organizations that produce, process, or distribute food products. This can include programs that focus on food safety, quality assurance, and traceability, among other areas.

In the pharmaceutical industry, accreditation programs may be used to evaluate and certify the competency and credibility of organizations that produce, test, or distribute pharmaceutical products. This can include programs that focus on good manufacturing practices, drug safety and effectiveness, and quality assurance, among other areas.

Accreditation programs can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. They can help to improve the safety and quality of products and services, and may lead to increased customer satisfaction and trust. Accreditation can also help to demonstrate the competency and credibility of an organization to regulatory bodies, customers, and other stakeholders, and may be required in order to qualify for certain contracts or business opportunities.

We are offering accreditation services to food and pharmaceutical testing laboratories since 1998, because of it we are the most experienced food testing accreditation body in the US.

As of July 12, 2022 laboratories can now apply to approved accrediting bodies for an assessment to the LAAF requirements. For information regarding the FDA FSMA LAAF program.

Our Food and Pharmaceutical Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program encompasses laboratories that test products intended for human consumption and environmental samples related to foods or consumables. We provide accreditation to food testing labs, dietary supplement testing labs, and other laboratories performing chemical and/or microbiological analyses in the examination of the following:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food products
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Ingredients in the production of food
  • In-process food samples
  • Environmental samples pertinent to foods
  • Final products

Some specifiers will require ISO/IEC 17025 plus the AOAC program guidelines, while others require only ISO/IEC 17025. Contact us to determine what standards your organization needs to be accredited to.

This specialty program is covered by our chemical and biological fields of testing.

Program Requirements

  • ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • AOAC International Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food, Dietary Supplements, and Pharmaceuticals An Aid to the Interpretation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017

There are a number of programs that are related to the food and pharmaceutical industries that are focused on ensuring the safety, quality, and effectiveness of these products. Some examples of these programs include:

  1. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): This program is operated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is designed to help ensure the safety of the US food supply. It includes a number of provisions that are intended to prevent foodborne illness, including requirements for hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls, and enhanced oversight of imported foods.
  2. FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs): These are guidelines that are designed to help ensure the quality of pharmaceutical products by establishing standards for the design, control, and maintenance of manufacturing facilities and processes.
  3. FDA Drug Approval Process: This is the process that is used by the FDA to evaluate and approve new drugs for marketing in the United States. The process involves a number of steps, including preclinical testing, clinical trials, and review by FDA experts, and is designed to ensure that drugs are safe and effective before they are made available to the public.
  4. USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS): This is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that is responsible for ensuring the safety of the US meat, poultry, and egg supply. The FSIS inspects and regulates the production and processing of these products, and establishes standards for their safety and quality.
  5. ISO/IEC 17065: This is an international standard that is used to evaluate and certify the competency and credibility of organizations that provide certification and inspection services. The standard covers a wide range of topics, including food safety, pharmaceuticals, and environmental management.

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Accreditation by U.S. Accreditation will boost the profile of your business and demonstrate its commitment to being a quality education provider, respected worldwide.