Increasing legislation and the growing quality expectations of customers of food and drink laboratories have led to expanding requirements for such laboratories to be accredited to a recognized quality standard. This book provides thorough coverage of how to obtain an accredited standard for a food and drink laboratory which performs chemical and microbiological tests. The book provides answers to the following questions and many more: What is accreditation? How do you get it? How do you keep it? How do you develop it? The authors have a huge amount of practical and relevant experience and have provided a book which should find a place in all food and drink companies with laboratories, in research establishments, universities, libraries and on the shelves of microbiologists, food chemists and laboratory workers.
Introduction To Laboratory Accreditation. Quality Systems in Laboratories. Establishing a Quality System. Getting the Most Out of NAMAS. Maintaining Accreditation. Extending Your Scope of Accreditation. Examples. Summary. Abbreviations. Figures. Tables.