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WAD 2020 – Accreditation: Improving food safety

World Accreditation Day (#WAD2020) will be celebrated again this year on 9 June. This global initiative established by ILAC and IAF aims to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. The theme this year focuses on how accreditation improves food safety. The materials for supporting the promotion and celebration of this event including a poster, […]

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Revised ILAC P15 published

ILAC P15:05/2020 Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies has been published and is available from https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-policy-series/ This revision of ILAC P15 includes updates as a result of the outcome of the ILAC Inspection Committee workshops, ISO CASCO clarification requests and the experience gained in the application of the previous version of […]

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Accreditation Supporting the SDGs During COVID-19

IAF and ILAC have produced a video: https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/videos/ highlighting the role accreditation, as one of the pillars of the quality infrastructure, has in supporting the SDGs and in particular helping those dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic via the use of accredited conformity assessment services.

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2019 ILAC MRA Annual report published

This report provides information on the activities carried out as part of the global peer evaluation process in 2019 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, as well as users of proficiency testing programs and reference materials are able to maintain confidence in the services accredited by the […]

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE TRANSITION TO ISO/IEC 17025:2017

The ILAC Arrangement Management Committee (AMC) is responsible for monitoring the implementation of transition periods for the Level 3 standards used by the accreditation bodies under the ILAC MRA. The members of the ILAC AMC have reviewed the reports received from the regional cooperation bodies detailing the progress of the accreditation bodies in their region […]

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RMP and the ILAC MRA

RMP and the ILAC MRA The ILAC MRA, as announced earlier this month, now includes the accreditation of reference material producers (RMP) using ISO 17034. Since announcing this extension and the recognition of the EA MLA to the ILAC MRA covering the accreditation of RMP, there are now 8 signatories to the ILAC MRA for […]

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Membership change – O’ZAKK

The Center for Accreditation (O’ZAKK) is welcomed as an Associate Member of ILAC.  O’ZAKK has been an Affiliate member since 19 March 2018. We welcome O’ZAKK as an Associate Member and look forward to continuing working with our O’ZAKK colleagues.

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ILAC MRA extended to include RMP

The ILAC MRA has now been extended to include the accreditation of reference material producers (RMP) using ISO 17034! This extension of the ILAC MRA has been implemented as a result of the recent decision of the members of the ILAC Arrangement Council that endorsed the recommendation of the AMC to recognise the EA MLA […]

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ILAC Newsletter Issue 57 – April 2020

The latest edition of the ILAC Newsletter, Issue 57 – April 2020, has now been published. The newsletter provides international, regional and national updates on accreditation and conformity assessment from ILAC members, committee chairs and liaisons, as well as the ILAC Chair and Secretariat.

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WAD 2020 – Accreditation: Improving food safety

World Accreditation Day (#WAD2020) will be celebrated again this year on 9 June. This global initiative established by ILAC and IAF aims to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. The theme this year focuses on how accreditation improves food safety. The materials for supporting the promotion and celebration of this event including a poster, […]

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