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6th international assessor training

Organic Production

Berlin, 7th May 2018 – From 14 to 15 May 2018, the sixth international training for assessors of accreditation bodies for Organic Production according to ISO/IEC 17065 continues with its objective to achieve an effective, risk-oriented surveillance of control bodies and the overall harmonization of international accreditation of certification bodies.

Technical Information,
Testing and calibration laboratories

Process of conversion

German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) is currently preparing the process of conversion to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. The new version of the globally applicable standard for the laboratory sector was drawn up by the competent committee for conformity assessment (CASCO) at the international standardisation body ISO and published in English at the end of November. The German version of the standard is due to appear in spring.

Technical Information,
Formaldehyde regulation by the EPA

In the course of the EPA’s conformity assessment scheme

In January, German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) was recognised by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an accreditation body in the area of American formaldehyde regulation. This was done in the course of the EPA’s conformity assessment scheme, and means that from this point on, DAkkS can accredit approved certification bodies in the area of formaldehyde emission measurement. This recognition of DAkkS is valid for a period of three years, after which it must be renewed.

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