This guide provides detailed information for assessing a laboratory’s compliance to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. This, the seventh edition of the guideline, offers practical guidance for the essential quality requirements in performing microbiological and chemical analyses of food, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, and cannabis. It was created by the Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee (ALACC), which is part of AOAC’s Technical Division for Laboratory Management (TDLM).  ALACC is a diverse group of experts from testing laboratories, assessors, and accrediting bodies who collaborate on development and revisions of these most comprehensive and practical laboratory accreditation guidelines and fit-for-purpose requirements. Several accrediting bodies offer accreditation to this document’s requirements. 

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