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Programs in Development

Programs in Development

The following ANAB accreditation programs are in development.

FAMI-QS

ANAB is developing an accreditation program for EC Regulation No. 183/2005, which establishes hygiene and safety requirements for the whole feed chain, including specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures. Both specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures are covered by the FAMI-QS scope. Specialty feed ingredients comprise feed additives and functional feed, while their mixtures consist of pre-mixtures, specialty complementary feed, and specialty complementary dietetic feed.

For more information, contact nlarrimer@anab.org.

Environmental Technology Verification

ANAB is developing a supplemental accreditation program for organizations involved in environmental technology verification. Verification organizations will be accredited to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 and the newly published ISO 14034, Environmental management - Environmental technology verification. ANAB-accredited organizations will be able to demonstrate credible and reliable verification of the performance of environmental technologies. As part of this initiative, ANAB and ANSI are exploring opportunities for a North American scheme. Any currently accredited ANSI customers will be offered the opportunity for a joint ANSI-ANAB assessment.

For more information, contact nlarrimer@anab.org.

AAFCO Requirements Program for Feed Labs

ANAB is developing an ISO/IEC 17025 supplemental accreditation program for testing laboratories to meet the requirements of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 mandates that regulatory feed laboratories submitting test results to the Food and Drug Administration in support of the Integrated Food Safety System be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. To assist the feed laboratory community in their accreditation efforts, the FDA provided funding to AAFCO to revise the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Guidelines for Feed Laboratories.

The ISO/IEC 17025-based program includes AAFCO requirements for food and feed testing laboratories. This accreditation provides the accredited laboratory and its customers assurance that appropriate microbiological and chemical analyses of samples has been conducted. The checklist used for assessments follows AAFCO guidelines, which align with the supplemental AOAC guidelines. To meet AAFCO requirements, the laboratory must be accredited or become accredited concurrently to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

For more information, visit the AAFCO website or contact Kelly Feist for information on ANAB's AAFCO accreditation program.

Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Interoperability and Compatibility has recognized ANAB for the upcoming Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP). The focus of P25 CAP is to ensure that emergency response agencies be assured that their communications equipment meets appropriate standards.

Under the voluntary program, equipment suppliers undergo assessments by DHS-authorized accreditation bodies such as ANAB to demonstrate that their products comply with requirements in the P25 standards.

Participating test laboratories will be required to demonstrate their competence through a rigorous assessment process. The intent is to promote confidence in and acceptance of test results from DHS-recognized P25 CAP laboratories.

P25 CAP equipment suppliers will be required to use recognized laboratories to conduct performance, conformance, and interoperability tests on their products. DHS will require recognized laboratories to be accredited by ANAB or another DHS-authorized accreditation body.

ANAB’s P25 CAP services are available to commercial laboratories, manufacturers’ in-house laboratories, university laboratories, and federal, state, and local government laboratories. For more information on P25 CAP, visit www.FirstResponder.gov.