ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY CERTIFICATION
The Illinois Department of Public Health has been designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the certifying agency for approval of microbiological laboratories processing official samples of milk and water. The laboratory certification program ensures that approved laboratories use methods and techniques that are in substantial agreement with the current editions of Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, and Official Methods of Analysis of the A.O.A.C. (Association of Official Analytical Chemists).
Guidelines to follow for certification of milk and water
2. When the applicant feels the requirements can be met, a written request shall be sent to----
Illinois Department of Public Health
3. Following receipt of the request, the laboratory
evaluator will, upon a mutually agreeable date,
4. Periodic analyses of proficiency test split samples are
required and laboratory certification shall
5. Every two years, certified laboratories shall be
re-evaluated through on-site inspection by
Training workshops and seminars are given to provide continuing education and regulatory updates to environmental laboratory personnel.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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