QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Quality Management System of the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (NFVRAI) is established and accredited according to LST EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
Quality Management System ensures that the methods of the tests performed in the NFVRAI meet the requirements of the European Union. Accreditation is granted by internationally recognized accreditation body – National Accreditation Bureau (NAB) under the Ministry of Economy of Lithuanian Republic. NAB is full right member of European accreditation (EA), a full member of International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) signatory.
National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment institute is licensed to use the International laboratory accreditation cooperation label – ILAC, which means that the NFVRAI test results are world recognized.
The maintenance of the Quality Management System is controlled by the internal quality audits and supervised by the Accreditation Body during the annual external audits of the NFVRAI. Each year the competence of the NFVRAI and the qualification of the personnel are checked by participating in proficiency testing and interlaboratory comparison testing. Regular training is organized to support and improve the competence of the NFVRAI’s personnel, taking into account the employees’ needs and the new challenges of the NFVRAI.