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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AH31 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods 

This proposed rule, if finalized, will enable FDA to recognize accreditation bodies that will accredit laboratories performing analyses of food under certain circumstances to ensure appropriate use of equipment, personnel, and procedures to conduct reliable analyses. A program for accredited laboratories will increase the number of qualified laboratories eligible to perform testing of food, which will help FDA improve the safety of the U.S. food supply.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 350k    21 U.S.C. 371(a)    ...   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Establish a program for the testing of food by accredited laboratories and a public registry of recognized accreditation bodies and laboratories accredited by recognized accreditation bodies.  01/04/2013 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Tim McGrath
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
12420 Parklawn Drive, Elem Building, Room. 3142, HFC-140,
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone:301 796-6591