On January 16, 2009, the FDA published a notice announcing “Draft Guidance for Industry on Submission of Laboratory Packages by Accredited Laboratories,” which is intended to enhance the quality and reliability of test results submitted by importers to demonstrate that their products meet the FDA’s requirements. The guidance advises importers how to use accredited laboratories and makes recommendations about the quality and type of test data that these laboratories should produce to support test results submitted to the FDA. According to an FDA press release, the guidance also is intended to reduce the likelihood that an importer will submit only favorable test results to the FDA. Comments on the draft will be accepted through April 16, 2009.
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