Laboratories may be removed from the program voluntarily or involuntarily.
A. Voluntary Removal
A laboratory may voluntarily remove itself from the program by notifying the Program Manager in writing of their wish and intent to do so. Withdrawal from the program during the year will not permit the refunding of fees or portions thereof.
B. Involuntary Removal
A laboratory may be involuntarily removed from the program for the following reasons.
1. Failure to maintain an acceptable performance level as indicated by check sample results.
2. Failure to accept and implement recommendations made by the Program Manager to improve performance and/or eliminate bias in laboratory results.
3. Falsification of aflatoxin certificates.