A new Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) dashboard has been added to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data dashboard to serve as the online public registry listing for information on participants in the LAAF program. The LAAF program is intended to improve the accuracy and reliability of certain food testing through the uniformity of standards and enhanced FDA oversight of participating laboratories. The functionality of the LAAF dashboard includes searching; viewing; and the ability to export the lists of recognized accreditation bodies, LAAF-accredited laboratories, and each laboratory’s testing scopes.
Interested accreditation bodies may apply for recognition under the LAAF program through an electronic portal. The data will be refreshed as participants are added or changed. Interested laboratories may apply directly to one of the recognized accreditation bodies to seek LAAF accreditation.