Testifying at FDA’s First Public Hearing on Cannabis Extract

Last week I testified at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first public hearing on how to regulate cannabidiol, a cannabis extract already widely being sold in products of all kinds.

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Topics: accreditation, fda, cannabis

What’s All the Hype About Accreditation?

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 should you seek accredited certification? Why does it matter?

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Topics: accreditation, certification, expected outcomes

Happy World Metrology Day!

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 the laws of physics.

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Topics: accreditation, calibration, metrology

The Importance of Contract Review

Considered one of the most significant areas of ISO/IEC17025, the requirements for review of requests, tenders, and contracts identifies steps to ensure the proper test or calibration is provided to the customer.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, contract review

Providing Credible Carbon Disclosures

Posted by: Ann Howard, Program Director 5.8.2019

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 gross domestic product by 2100.

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Topics: greenhouse gas, ISO 14065, carbon disclosures

Delivering Confidence in the Supply Chain

Posted by: ANAB 4.24.2019

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 accreditation delivers confidence in the supply chain.

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Topics: accreditation, supply chain

Adding Value to Supply Chains

Posted by: ANAB 4.17.2019

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 social responsibility.

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Topics: accreditation, supply chain

Is Your Certification Body Promoting FSMA Facility Certification?

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 for enactment.

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Topics: fsma, certification, ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO/IEC 17065

What is Root Cause Analysis?

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 management system or a risk to the laboratory.

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Topics: ISO/IEC 17025, root cause analysis, corrective action

Auditing in the Digital Age

When ANAB observes certification bodies auditing organizations, it seems they sometimes forget about digital content during the audit.

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Topics: accreditation, digital auditing

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