9 CFR 439.50 - Refusal of accreditation.
Upon a determination by the Administrator, a laboratory will be refused accreditation for the following reasons:
(a) A laboratory will be refused accreditation for failure to meet the requirements of § 439.5 or § 439.10 of this part.
(b) A laboratory will be refused subsequent accreditation for failure to return to an FSIS laboratory, by certified mail or private carrier, or, as an alternative and as directed by FSIS, to a laboratory accredited by FSIS for the designated analytes, all official samples that have not been analyzed as of the notification of a loss of accreditation.
(c) A laboratory will be refused accreditation if the laboratory or any individual or entity responsibly connected with the laboratory has been convicted of, or is under indictment for, or has charges on an information brought against them in a Federal or State court concerning any of the following violations of law:
(1) Any felony.
(2) Any misdemeanor based upon acquiring, handling, or distributing of unwholesome, misbranded, or deceptively packaged food or upon fraud in connection with transactions in food.
(3) Any misdemeanor based upon a false statement to any governmental agency.
(4) Any misdemeanor based upon the offering, giving or receiving of a bribe or unlawful gratuity.