2015 Annual Report
(3) Avoid Duplication of Testing
In December 2014, TFDA selected a total of four laboratories and recommended them to register at
the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for Class B Public Testing Agency for Exporting
Countries to successfully exempt Taiwan's food exports to Japan from sampling test operations
at customs, accelerate customs procedures, reduce testing fees, and help lower trading costs for
(4) Encouraging Academic Laboratories to Participate in Food testing
TFDA organized four training sessions for international laboratory specifications (ISO/IEC 17025)
as well as six testing technique training sessions which were attended by 344 individuals. Since
July 2014, consultation committee members have completed 90 sessions of on-site laboratory
consultation with double-blind sample testing to improve national testing quality and capacities
for food safety and hygiene. A total of 35 public and private academic laboratories received these
consultation services which were geographically distributed with 16, 11, and 8 laboratories in
northern, central, and southern Taiwan respectively.
(5) Continued Revisions to Laws and Regulations Governing Laboratory Accreditation
In 19 August 2014, TFDA promulgated the
Regulations Governing Accreditation and Outsourced
Accreditation Management of Food Testing Institutions
Regulations Governing Accreditation
and Outsourced Accreditation Management of Pharmaceutical Testing Institutions.
of the same year, the
List of Tests Not Requiring Measurement Uncertainty Assessment Reports for
Food Testing Institutions Applying for Quantitative Test Accreditation
strengthened the supervision
and management of accredited laboratories.
2. Accreditation for Drug Abuse Urine Testing Laboratories
(1) In 2014, a total of 14 drug abuse urine testing laboratories were accredited, with five located
in northern Taiwan, three in central Taiwan, five in southern Taiwan, and one in eastern Taiwan.
Accreditation for drug abuse urine tests covered nine drug ingredients, namely morphine,
codeine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, MDMA, MDA, cannabis metabolites, ketamine and
(2) To ensure the quality of drug abuse urine testing, TFDA conducted 13 routine on-site assessments
of accredited drug abuse urine testing laboratories, seven unannounced audits, and four sessions
of routine quarterly proficiency test for 52 institutions.