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  • Guide for transition ot the new version of the FSSC 22000 standard (version 5)

    It is our obligation to inform you that the based on the FSSC 22000 Board of stakeholder decision, all Certified Organizations shall be audited against the FSSC 22000 Scheme version 5 start in January 1, 2020. For more information click here.

    Posted at September 6, 2019 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Guide for transition ot the new version of the FSSC 22000 standard (version 5)
  • Migration to the new version of EN ISO 50001:2018 standard

    Dear all, On August 2018 the new version of the EN ISO 50001:2018 standard which replaces the current version (EN ISO 50001:2011) has been issued. Based on the requirements of IAF (International Accreditation Forum), those of our Accreditation Body (ESYD) and according to our procedures the following apply: 1) There is a three (3) years transition period for migrating to the new standard. 2) All EN ISO 50001:2011 certificates will not be valid beyond August 21, 2021.13) Since February 21, 2020 any certification, surveillance or re-certification audits will be held against the new version of the standard (ISO 50001:2018). Note: Those who have a certificate issued by Q-CERT and have […]

    Posted at August 20, 2019 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Migration to the new version of EN ISO 50001:2018 standard
  • Migration to the new version of EN ISO 22000:2018 standard

    Dear all, On June 2018 the new version of the EN ISO 22000:2018 standard which replaces the current version (EN ISO 22000:2005) has been issued. Based on the requirements of IAF (International Accreditation Forum), those of our Accreditation Body (ESYD) and according to our procedures the following apply: 1) There is a three (3) years transition period for migrating to the new standard. 2) All EN ISO 22000:2005 certificates will not be valid beyond June 29, 2021.1Note: Those who have a certificate issued by Q-CERT and have a validity (Certification Period Ending) beyond June 29, 2021 should be aware that their Certification Period Ending is June 29, 2021 and not […]

    Posted at August 20, 2019 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Migration to the new version of EN ISO 22000:2018 standard
  • Ενημερωτικό Σημείωμα – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

    Προκειμένου να καλύψει την απαίτηση της βιομηχανίας για εγκεκριμένους PCQI (Preventive Control Qualified Individual) η QMSCERT / NSF διοργανώνει εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα 2.5 ημερών στην Θεσσαλονίκη, το τριήμερο 27-29 Ιουνίου. Διαβάστε περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες εδώ και συμπληρώστε την αίτηση συμμετοχής εδώ. Παρακαλούμε όπως συμπληρώσετε και αποστείλετε την αίτηση συμμετοχής σας με fax στο (+30)2310535008, ή με email στην διεύθυνση: sales@qmscert.com

    Posted at May 30, 2019 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Ενημερωτικό Σημείωμα – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Η Q-CERT στην 6η FOOD EXPO 2019, 16-18 Μαρτίου 2019

    Ο Φορέας Πιστοποίησης Q-CERT, θα συμμετάσχει στην 6η FOOD EXPO 2019 με εκθεσιακό χώρο στο Hall 2, Stand No E57.    Η FOOD EXPO 2019, με 1.350 Έλληνες και ξένους εκθέτες, 50.000 τ.μ. εκθεσιακής επιφάνειας και 5.000 σημαντικούς διεθνείς επισκέπτες, η FOOD EXPO θα επιβεβαιώσει για άλλη μια φορά τον τίτλο της ως η μεγαλύτερη έκθεση Τροφίμων και Ποτών στην Νοτιοανατολική Ευρώπη και μία από τις σημαντικότερες του είδους της διεθνώς, αποτελώντας πόλο έλξης για περισσότερους από 70.000 επαγγελματίες της Οργανωμένης Λιανικής, του Χονδρεμπορίου και της Μαζικής Εστίασης. Πρόκειται να πραγματοποιηθεί από το Σάββατο 16 έως τη Δευτέρα 18 Μαρτίου 2019, στο METROPOLITAN EXPO, το οποίο βρίσκεται στο Διεθνή Αερολιμένα Αθηνών «Ελευθέριος […]

    Posted at February 25, 2019 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Η Q-CERT στην 6η FOOD EXPO 2019, 16-18 Μαρτίου 2019
  • New version 8 for BRC Global Standard for Food

    BRC Global Standards has published the eighth issue of its internationally recognized BRC Global Standard for Food on August 1, 2018, and audits against Issue 8 will begin on 1 February 2019. The major changes for version 8 are listed below: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING The use of monitoring techniques within the factory is an important tool for identifying potential product contamination risks, especially risks associated with micro-organisms (both pathogens and spoilage organisms). Compared with Issue 7, the requirements in Issue 8 have been extensively expanded to encourage sites to develop rigorous monitoring programs, enabling them to take timely corrective action before product contamination occurs.  HACCP/FOOD SAFETY PLAN Introducing regulatory requirements that […]

    Posted at November 12, 2018 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on New version 8 for BRC Global Standard for Food
  • Migration to ISO 45001

    On March 2018 the new standard ISO 45001:2018 which replaces the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard has been issued. Organizations using OHSAS 18001:2007 are recommended to take the following actions: Obtain a copy of ISO 45001. Identify the gaps in the OHSMS which need to be addressed to meet any new requirements. Develop an implementation plan. Ensure that any new competence needs are met and create awareness for all parties that have an impact on the effectiveness of the OHSMS. Update the existing OHSMS to meet the new requirements and provide verification of its effectiveness. You may find additional information and helpful examples here. Should you have any questions regarding the migration […]

    Posted at October 3, 2018 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Migration to ISO 45001
  • Mandatory transition to new ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 standards

    We would like to inform you that, according to IAF (International Accreditation Forum) decision(1), starting from March 15, 2018 surveillance audits shall also be conducted against the requirements of the new ISO 9001 (ISO 9001:2015) & ISO 14001 (ISO 14001:2015) standards. Otherwise, the Certification Body is obliged to withdraw the organization’s certificate. For any information / clarifications do not hesitate to contact us. http://www.iaf.nu/upFiles/IAF_communique__Important_information_for_Certification_Bodies_regarding_transition_to_ISO_9001_and_ISO_14001.pdf

    Posted at February 5, 2018 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Mandatory transition to new ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 standards
  • Q-CERT participation at Interlift 2017

    Interlift 2017 was bigger than ever and presented the innovations of the elevator world market. This is the leading meeting place for the sector and the highlight of the year for all decision-makers. Q-CERT people visited the Fair and met the up-to-date technologies. Most of the Interlift 2017 exhibitors are smaller or medium-sized manufacturers of lift components, highly specialized and often active on a worldwide scale. Interlift 2017 has a wide range of lift systems and prefabricated components, escalators and moving walkways, parking systems, transmission units, steering and controlling systems, surveillance and safety systems, cabins, doors, cables, operating and display elements, hydraulics and accessories. In addition to this, international associations […]

    Posted at October 24, 2017 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on Q-CERT participation at Interlift 2017
  • NEW EDITION OF THE FSSC 22000 STANDARD

    In July 2017 the new version of the Standard (FSSC 22000 version 4.1) was published on the FSSC 22000 official website. The implementation of the new issue is mandatory for all certified organizations from January 1st, 2018. From that date on, all audits (surveillance, certification, recertification) will be carried out against the new requirements. All new requirements are available on the Certification Scheme website: http://www.fssc22000.com/documents/standards/downloads.xml?lang=en , SUMMARY: The new version includes: Changes on how audits are carried out (unannounced audits are introduced within the three-year certification cycle) Expansion (addition) of activities that can be certified (including almost all categories as defined in ISO 22003: 2013) Addition of new requirements for […]

    Posted at October 5, 2017 » By : » Categories : News & Events » Comments Off on NEW EDITION OF THE FSSC 22000 STANDARD