The prepublication price (before January 1, 2014) for AAFCO Member Laboratories or Agencies is $25.00. The 2014 price will be $175.00. NOTE: PRICE INCLUDES A COPY OF ISO/IEC 17025:2005, so by ordering now you get a free copy of the ISO Standard, which currently sells for $142 from ANSI.
Your 2014 Guidelines will be shipped in February 2014
The Quality Assurance Working Group, a subcommittee of the AAFCO Laboratory Methods and Services committee, is currently revising the AAFCO Quality Assurance/Quality Control Guidelines for State Feed Laboratories document.
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) entered into a partnership to develop the Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (AFRPS). These standards are designed to promote complementary between state to state and state to federal program delivery, as well as, uniformity and consistency among feed regulatory programs across the U.S. This effort is consistent with the mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and with the fundamental goal of AAFCO to provide mechanisms for developing and implementing uniform statutes, regulations, and standards to enhance the protection of the nation's animal feed supply. The AAFCO QA/QC Guidelines are referenced in AFRPS as the minimum quality standards for feed regulatory labs.
The revision to the 2007 edition is quite extensive.
• Volume One of the document includes a copy of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and criteria specific for a feed lab to meet the standard.
• Volume Two outlines guidance and suggestions on how to meet the standard. These are not requirements.
• Volume 3 will include examples of forms, SOPs, methods and other tools labs may find useful in meeting the standard.
If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Snodgrass or Louise Ogden
Quality Assurance Working Group
Brenda Snodgrass, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, co-chair, Brenda.Snodgrass@ag.ok.gov
Louise Ogden, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, co-chair, Louise.Ogden@state.mn.us
Aaron Price, Canadian Foodd Inspection Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Jackson, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Brenda.L.Jackson@ncagr.gov
Teresa Grant, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, email@example.com
Gale Hayden Hagood, Mississippi Chemical Lab, GHagood@mscl.msstate.edu
Nancy Thiex, AAFCO Co-Ag Project Manager
Dennis Givens, Cargill, Industry Advisor