There are many types of certification in the marketplace. One of the key differences among the various certifications is whether they are accredited or unaccredited. Why […]
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Effective on this World Metrology Day (May 20, 2019), the International System of Units is now based on a set of definitions each linked to […]
Considered one of the most significant areas of ISO/IEC 17025, the requirements for review of requests, tenders, and contracts identifies steps to ensure the proper […]
The National Climate Assessment recently estimated the costs climate inaction would have to the U.S. economy. Such costs include slashing up to a tenth of […]
In this second of two posts on the 2019 World Accreditation Day theme of “Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains,” the focus is on how […]
When a supply chain encompasses multiple countries and sites, there are challenges in terms of quality, compliance with regulations and safety standards, and environmental and […]
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2013 established a voluntary program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies (CBs), which is now reaching milestones […]
Root cause is a set of circumstances that leads to failure. In the context of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, failure can be considered a nonconformance within the […]
When ANAB observes certification bodies auditing organizations, it seems they sometimes forget about digital content during the audit. Information abounds in our digital world, so […]
The 2019 Farm Bill approved by Congress in December 2018 allows hemp cultivation broadly, reversing previous restrictions. But just because hemp products are more available, […]