Category: IAF Regions’ news

Arab Accreditation and Food Safety Week

Brahim HoulaIAF CMC ChairAccreditation Services Manager, GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) ‘Food safety, everyone’s business’ was the central theme of the Arab Accreditation and Food Safety Week (AAFSW) that took place between 06-10 June. Supported by the Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) and Arab Food Safety Initiative for Trade Facilitation […]

How EA and Its Members Celebrated WAD 2020

Amandine CombeCommunications and Marketing Manager, EA Each year, on June 9th, World Accreditation Day (WAD) takes place. This event is a great opportunity to widely promote accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards, and is celebrated in over 100 economies around the world. In the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), […]

Accreditation provided in a Virtual world

As societies cope with lockdowns and travel restrictions, it remains critical that products and services placed on the market continue to be safe. However, Accreditation Bodies (ABs) have an obligation to protect the health and safety of their assessors, their staff and their customers. As a result, the […]

Accreditation to Support Businesses through COVID-19

Aparna Dhawan APAC CPC Chair The COVID-19 pandemic has presented thousands of businesses around the world with unprecedented challenges to keep their business afloat and their employees safe. One such challenge has been the flow of information, both within individual organisations but also along their supply chains. Various […]

European Co-operation for Accreditation Status Report

Amandine Combe Communications and Marketing Manager  The European co-operation for Accreditation Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) continued to grow and extend its scope in 2019.  EA welcomed a new signatory – our special congratulations to the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC). 43 economies are now signatories. Paulo Tavares of the […]

A day in the life of an EA peer evaluator

Amandine Combe Peer evaluation operated by European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) determines whether the National Accreditation Bodies (NABs) meet the requirements laid down in Regulation (EC) No 765/2008, relevant harmonised standards and mandatory EA and international documents. National authorities shall recognise the equivalence of the services delivered by […]

New European organic food regulation

Amandine Combe The European Union (EU) organic farming rules cover agricultural products, including aquaculture and yeast. They encompass every stage of the production process, from seeds to the final processed food. There are therefore specific provisions covering a large variety of products. Producing organically means respecting the rules […]

Scaling up skills in APAC

Aparna Dhawan Brahim Houla The Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) has developed an e-learning platform to broaden access to training by allowing delegates to learn from their desks. To date, 700 trainees have used this platform to take courses for ISO/IEC 17011 with IAF MD 20, ISO/IEC 17065 […]