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QAD Questions and Answers - Guide 65 Testing and Laboratories  
Q: What are the requirements for methods of sampling and analysis and selection of laboratories under the USDA ISO Guide 65 Program?

A: The NOP issued NOP 2611 Instruction, Laboratory Selection Criteria for Pesticide Residue Testing, which outlines guidance for selecting laboratories and testing procedures. The EU outlines its requirements in Chapter III of EC No 882/2004, as amended by EC No 1029/2008. Under the USDA ISO Guide 65 Program, certification bodies are expected to meet NOP 2611 and EC No 882/2004 Chapter III, as amended by EC No 1029/2008, as applicable to the CBs scope of accreditation.

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  Last Modified Date: 08/22/2011