American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

July 24, 2013, Frederick, MD ­ American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is proud to join other leaders in the food laboratory community in forming the Food Laboratory Alliance. The Food Laboratory Alliance will work towards strengthening the nation¹s food supply through quality testing.

³We are pleased to help a wide cross-section of interested parties speak with one voice,² explained Peter S. Unger, President and CEO of A2LA. ³It embodies our commitment to service for the laboratory community.²

The Food Laboratory Alliance represents a coalition of organizations devoted to the safety of the nation¹s food supply and the quality of food laboratory testing. The Alliance is open to food testing laboratories, providers of food testing products and services, food facilities, and organizational representatives of consumers and food testing laboratory professionals. More information about the Food Laboratory Alliance may be found at and they may be followed on Twitter @allfoodlab.


The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. A2LA provides world-class accreditation and training services for testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers. Services are available to any type of organization, be it in the private or government sector. A2LA¹s principles and values include uncompromising integrity, impartiality, independence and objectivity, credibility, continuous improvement, teamwork, trust and respect for individual dignity.