Food Safety News: Accreditation's a Trend for Food Labs

Accreditation is a growing trend for food labs, according to a Food Safety News article. The article reports that although estimates indicate less than five percent of U.S. food testing labs are accredited to international standards, implementation of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) could rise sharply. Accreditation for more food labs may be required, depending on the final details of the law.

Keith Greenaway of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, who is quoted in the article, believes requiring accreditation for at least some food testing labs will be a step up.