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Criteria for approval of laboratories

Criteria for approval of laboratories for NordVal International validation of methods

1.      The laboratory shall be economically independent of the applicant.
2.      The laboratory shall be accredited to perform the reference method.
3.      The laboratory shall be familiar with the principle of the method to be validated.
4.      A competent person shall be in charge of the validation.
5.      A detailed validation protocol shall be approved by NordVal International.
6.      The final validation report shall be submitted to NordVal International.



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NordVal International is an independent third party that evaluates the quality characteristics and applications of alternative chemical and microbiological methods in the analysis of food, water, feed and environmental samples.

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