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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AH31 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods 

This rule will enable FDA to recognize accreditation bodies that will accredit laboratories to perform analyses of food under certain circumstances to help 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: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1   
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 
Final  Judicial  FDA to send final rule to OFR.  02/04/2022 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/04/2019  84 FR 59452   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/03/2020 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  02/28/2020  85 FR 11893   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/06/2020  85 FR 19114   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/06/2020 
Final Rule  02/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  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: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Stacie Hammack
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Feed Laboratory Operations, 60 8th Street NE,
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone:301 796-5817