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Regulatory and validation Information

Regulatory and validation Information

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

Useful web-sites:
AFNOR : to get AFNOR ISO16140 certifications and summary validation studies reports
English site

French site

NORDVAL : to get Nordval certificates

MICROVAL: Info on certificates already granted

AOAC: gives AOAC RI certificates:

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

EC Legislation and regulations:

EFSA: European Food Safety Authority: Will provide info on the main food safety topics in Europe

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


Link to Afnor site & validated methods:

List of validated methods by supplier and overview by specimen:


Nordval website and page from which certificates can be down-loaded.