Approved Laboratory [Agriculture] Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 58.101 [Title 7—Agriculture; Subtitle B Regulations of the Department of Agriculture; Chapter I Agricultural Marketing Service H1 (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), Department of Agriculture; Subchapter C Regulations and Standards Under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 and the Egg Products Inspection Act; Part 58 Grading and Inspection, General Specifications for Approved Plants and Standards for Grades of Dairy Products H1; Subpart B General Specifications for Dairy Plants Approved for USDA Inspection and Grading Service H1; Definitions], approved laboratory means “a laboratory in which the facilities and equipment used for official testing have been approved by the Administrator as being adequate to perform the necessary official tests in accordance with this part, and operates under a USDA surveillance program as set forth by the Administrator.”