Laboratory, Science & Technology Committee

About the committee

The Science and Technology Committee provides the resources to AFDO of laboratory and research scientists and has the following mandates: Determine needs of laboratories supporting regulatory function and recommend the means of meeting those needs. Provide information to regulatory and enforcement personnel to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the changing and frequently complex scientific nature involved in regulatory work. Promote communications, coordination, and the mutual assistance of federal, state, and local government laboratories and industrial laboratories. Provide consulting and special project services to AFDO and regulatory agencies.

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Committee Charges

Charge 1

Serve as AFDO liaison with APHL and provide AFDO’s Board of Directors with a list of relevant activities of mutual interest.

Charge 2

Provide a committee structure environment and encourage involvement from laboratory managers to assist in technical guidance solutions, in sharing best practices, and liaison with APHL’s Human and Animal Food Subcommittee.

Charge 3

Provide feedback and participate in discussions and activities related to the sustainability of regulatory food/feed laboratory accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

Charge 4

Support GOOD Samples and GOOD Test Portions.

Charge 5

Work with AOAC on the development of cannabis testing methods.

Charge 6

Work with state and federal partners to implement the “Strategic Plan for State Human and Animal Food Laboratory Partnerships.”

Charge 7

Maintain Laboratory portion of AFDO A-Z index ( https://www.afdo.org/index/ )

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