Effective May 23, 2022, A2LA is recognized to accredit laboratories under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program. Under the LAAF program, LAAF-recognized Accrediting Bodies (AB) may accredit testing laboratories to the
World Metrology Day: Metrology in the Digital Era
World Metrology Day is observed on May 20th and commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875 by representatives from seventeen nations. The convention aimed to establish ‘worldwide uniformity of measurement.’ The theme this year is "Metrology in the Digital Era."
A2LA 2021 Annual Report
At the end of 2021, A2LA had over 4,000 actively accredited certificates representing all 50 US states and a variety of foreign countries, and 272 contracted assessors. Download the 2021 Annual Report
A Better World of Opportunity Through Accreditation – Empower Your Risk Management at RISKWORLD™ 2022
Accreditation has opened the door for organizations across the globe to actively operate beyond the borders of their countries. This acceptance of internationally recognized standards ensures the production of consistent, reliable results worldwide. And by providing consistency, we can minimize
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s Final Rule on LAAF
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) was released on December 3, 2021. Under the LAAF program, LAAF-recognized Accrediting Bodies may accredit testing laboratories to the LAAF program specifications associated with each
What Are Amazon Safety and Compliance Requirements for Selling Dietary Supplements?
The Internet created access to more products and services than ever imaginable. You can literally buy anything on Amazon. The site has made getting things or selling things easier. Unfortunately, loose regulation has caused a rise in adulterated or tainted supplements being readily available for
New Release Update: R346 Baltimore Cyber Range Requirements
December 6, 2021 - Frederick, MD - As we all continue to navigate travel challenges associated with the pandemic, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in conjunction with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Program Management Office (PMO) has
2021 A2LA Summer Internship Program Experience
Coming off an 18-month hiatus due to a pandemic, A2LA’s seven interns began their experience in a training room at 9 AM on May 24th, 2021. To kick off the summer, we were given a badge, a computer, and a wealth of information. A2LA has hosted interns for the summer since 2012, even throughout the