Interpretation of interlaboratories and the benefits for participating laboratory


Verification of microbiological test methods,
as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Standard requirements


PAHO Strategy for containment and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance


Experience of the Micriobiological Food Safety Reference Center (Costa Rica) in the use of molecular subtyping for the surveillance of foodborne pathogens


Microbiological method for assessing antimicrobial resistance (RAM) by sensidisk diffusion. CCAYAC experience in the External Quality Control System (EQAS) 2018


Integrated surveillance of antimicrobial resistance


Introducing the equivalence of measurements in the food sector



Video about INFAL

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20 Jan 2020

Master and PhD. in Health Surveillance

Public Selection of Foreigners


The Postgraduate Program in Health Surveillance (PPGVS) of the National Institute for Quality Control in Health (INCQS/Fiocruz) has published the notice for the selection of foreign candidates for the Master´s and Doctorate Academic courses in Health Surveillance. The selection process will take place in a continuous flow regime, that is, registration can be carried out at any time of the year.

A foreign candidate is one who does not have Brazilian nationality and does not reside in Brazil, with a temporary stay visa in the country. Brazilian applicants with dual nationality or foreign applicants with a permanent visa must apply for the Call for Brazilian Candidates.

For more information, access the notice.

Postgraduate Program in Health Surveillance Homepage:

10 Dez 2019

Preparatory meeting for the 10th INFAL Assembly

Today we received the visit of the Chemist Mónica Trias, Quality Coordinator of the Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU) and President of the Inter-American Network of Food Analysis Laboratories (INFAL) and Dr. Marcus de la Cruz, Technical Coordinator of Proficiency Test of INCQS, FioCruz; current vice president of the INFAL, to follow-up INFAL´s action plans and prepare the 10a INFAL´s General Assembly that will take place next year in Brazil. In the image (left to right): Margarita Corrales (PANAFTOSA), Mónica Trias (LATU/RILAA), Ottorino Cosivi (PANAFTOSA) and Marcus de la Cruz (Fiocruz).

20 May 2019

May 20, International Day of Metrology!

Today, May 20, marks the International Day of Metrology, in commemoration of the signature in Paris of the Metro Treaty, in 1875, which established a common system of unit measurement known as the International System of Units (SI).
The theme of World Metrology Day 2019 is “The International System of Units – Fundamentally better”. This theme was chosen because, on November 16, 2018, the General Conference on Weights and Measures agreed perhaps one of the most important revisions of the International System of Units (SI) since its inception.
In fact, metrology, the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, in the improvement of the quality of life and in the protection of the global environment.
The World Metrology Day project is carried out jointly by the BIPM and the OIML. We hope you enjoy events and activities held in your countries. Happy Metrology Day!