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Laboratory accreditation forum 26 October 2010

A new dedicated forum will encourage discussion between food testing laboratories on all issues relating to laboratory accreditation. The forum will take the format of seminars with presentations and discussion sessions with invited experts, addressing all aspects of laboratory accreditation and related subjects. By providing laboratory managers and technical staff with direct access to relevant expertise, and allowing them to discuss non-competitive issues in a neutral environment, the forum will help foster their continuing professional development and reinforce adoption of best practice.

The forum is open to microbiology and chemistry laboratories – both small and large – within food companies, the contract analysis sector, or enforcement – and which have either gained or are working towards accreditation. It will cover topics such as national and international standards, method validation, novel technologies, calibration, quality control and assurance, laboratory management and auditing, with members encouraged to shape the content of the sessions.

To register an interest in forum membership or to receive further information: +44(0)1386 842233