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Regulatory and validation Information

Regulatory and validation Information

External sources for accreditation or validation papers (AOAC, Afnor website)

Usefull web-sites:
AFNOR : to get AFNOR ISO16140 certifications and summary validation studies reports
English site
http://www.afnor-validation.com/afnor-validation-validated-methods/validated-methods.html

French site
http://www.afnor-validation.com/afnor-validation-validated-methods/validated-methods.html

NORDVAL : to get Nordval certificates
http://www.nmkl.org/NordVal/Certificates.htm

MICROVAL: Info on certificates already granted
http://www.microval.org/validated-methods.html

AOAC: gives AOAC RI certificates:
http://www.aoac.org/testkits/testedmethods.html#Microbiological


AOAC OMA methods have a copyright and can only be obtained on demand; but publications are available


ISO: to get info on the updated ISO CEN and country standards
http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm

EC Legislation and regulations:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/legis/index.htm

EFSA: European Food Safety Authority: Will provide info on the main food safety topics in Europe
http://europa.eu/agencies/community_agencies/efsa/index_en.htm


The use of validated methods allows accredited laboratories around the world to use Microbiological tests, helps ensure good lab practices and maintain a good quality standard

AOAC
www.eoma.aoac.org
www.aoac.org

Afnor
Link to Afnor site & validated methods:
http://www.afnor-validation.com/afnor-validation-validated-methods/validated-methods.html

List of validated methods by supplier and overview by specimen:
http://www.afnor-validation.org/pdf/AFNOR-Validation-certified-Methods-List.pdf

Microval
www.microval.org

Nordval website and page from which certificates can be down-loaded.
http://www.nmkl.org/NordVal/NordVal.htm
http://www.nmkl.org/NordVal/NordValMetoder.htm