Category: IAF Regions’ news

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 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 and ISO/IEC […]