June 9th 2020 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2020), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation.

This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation improves food safety, supporting the confidence of consumers, suppliers, purchasers, regulators and specifiers in the quality and safety of food.

A joint statement released by the Chairs of IAF and ILAC introduces the importance of accreditation in food safety, noting how it ensures competent and impartial inspection, certification and testing services in all parts of local, national and international food chains. In doing so, accreditation supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3).

AIHA LAP Announces FoodLAP Trivia Challenge for WAD 2020

FoodLAP is AIHA LAP’s food accreditation program but many people, even our stakeholders, know very little about this 20-year program. To celebrate and increase awareness of our food accreditation program on World Accreditation Day 2020, AIHA LAP is announcing its FoodLAP Trivia Challenge. We want to see how much our stakeholders know about FoodLAP. The FoodLAP Trivia Challenge which can be found at Food Trivia closes at noon on Monday, June 15 and the person(s) with the most correct responses will be eligible to win Amazon gift cards. Winners(s) will be announced on June 16. #WAD2020