Laboratory Recognition Programme (LRP)
The Laboratory Recognition Programme (LRP) aims to establish a network of private testing laboratories recognised by Singapore Food Agency (SFA). These laboratories are recognised for their capability to support the industries’ food safety testing needs. LRP also serves to provide an oversight in ensuring the quality of test results produced by the recognised laboratories.
Food industry can engage the testing services of SFA’s recognised laboratories, to meet your food testing needs i.e. in-house quality testing, export certificate testing.
Key criteria for private laboratories to be recognised by SFA include:
- Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 by the Singapore Accreditation Council or accreditation bodies under the ILAC mutual recognition arrangements (MRA), for test methods covered under the scope of recognition;
- Appointment of authorized analysts under Singapore’s Sale of Food Act (Chapter 283);
- Fulfilling on-site verification by SFA (compliance to stipulated requirements and suitability of tests to support purpose of testing) or foreign Competent Authority where required; and
- Maintaining laboratory competency through regular participation in proficiency testing programmes
for private laboratories interested to find out more information in applying for the programme.