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AFDO – MFRPA Meeting Governmental Food and Feed Laboratories Accreditation Meeting Dr. Bill Hirt -- ANAB.

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1 AFDO – MFRPA Meeting Governmental Food and Feed Laboratories Accreditation Meeting Dr. Bill Hirt -- ANAB

2 Pre-Assessment Considerations Laboratory accreditation preparation – ISO/IEC Laboratory accreditation process steps (and options) 2

3 Laboratory Accreditation Preparation Document preparation / readiness Forms and records preparation Scope of accreditation preparation Equipment and method readiness Technical staff training and competency Management system readiness Internal audit and management review PT / ILC participation 3

4 Laboratory Accreditation Process Steps Inquiry / RFQ / Quotation / Selection of AB Application sent, including Scope draft Scheduling of dates with AB Document Review (Optional) Planning Visit and/or Practice Assessment Accreditation Assessment visit Corrective Action phase Accreditation decision 4

5 Preparation for Accreditation Choose an Accreditation Body Download and soak in their Guidance Documents Build, implement system, apply resources, BUT… AB’s cannot CONSULT Consider with ANAB optional : Planning Visit (usually 1 day) Practice Assessment (same as AA visit plan) Can include training courses 5

6 Planning Visit One day but can be requested to be longer Typically done after the Document Review and includes review of DR issues Includes review of key technical issues Uncertainty Metrological Traceability Proficiency Testing Audit of one method witnessing Any other requested auditing or questions 6

7 Practice Assessment Same length and depth as Accreditation visit Covers full accreditation scope and requirements of the ISO standard Issues a report and informs of all findings Does NOT include or involve corrective action process Alternative to a “gap assessment” Assessor(s) from Practice Assessment will NOT be the same as Accreditation Assessment 7

8 Training Course Options for mgmt or staff Introduction to ISO (1.5 days) Internal Auditing to ISO (2.5 days) Lead Assessor for ISO (4.5 days) Practical Measurement Uncertainty (2 to 3 days) (All can be privately arranged if 5+ attendees) 8

9 Laboratory accreditation preparation Document preparation / readiness Forms and records preparation Scope of accreditation preparation Equipment and method readiness Technical staff training and competency Management system readiness Internal audit and management review PT / ILC participation 9

10 Questions ?? 10 Contact us anytime : Dr. Bill Hirt Director of Accreditation ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board -- ANAB


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