Category Archives: Law

How many other dangerous medical devices have ISO involvement?

This is the discredited Essure contraceptive system. See how it works in the Fallopian tubes? Think of it as barbed wire for babies that also turned out to be barbed wire for their mothers. It was tested and approved: The … Continue reading

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Alleged invalid results from US meat testing labs

John Munsell asks, And . . . What role does pathogen testing play in true HACCP? His opinion is that Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), that was designed to ensure food product safety, has been compromised to shift responsibility from … Continue reading

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Hard times for policing

The forensic work of Randox Testing Services was compromised by rogue employees they had taken on.  Police money was needed to bail the service out. More recently Eurofins Scientific and Eurofins Forensic Services have been hit by a ransomware attack.  Eurofins … Continue reading

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Oxebridge whistleblower hotline launched

Tired of griping about the problems UKAS manufactures while the real problems of the ISO gang go on killing people?  Now you can do something about it. Whistleblow to Oxebridge’s hotline. Fill in the form, let the experts investigate and … Continue reading

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UKAS always doubted the “confidence” it sells

BSI sells ISO standards like ISO 17025 and 15189, designed to be vague enough to sell to vast numbers of the gullible. UKAS fills in the blanks, gratis, with documents like LAB 1.  These give the specifics in considerable detail. UKAS’s … Continue reading

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Randox Testing Services blew the whistle on rogue employees -and on UKAS

Randox Testing Services (RTS) were hit by employees manipulating forensic results.  So far, it may affect 10,500 specimens.  It’s going to cost RTS £2.5M to retest specimens the police sent them.  That’s on top of what they paid to UKAS … Continue reading

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Top court rules against German certifier in French breast implant case

This blog has previously pointed out that assessment bodies evade liability for the false promises they certify.  They are “delivering assurance” yet avoiding legal liability for the screening inspections they undertake. No longer!  France’s highest court found TUV Rheinland guilty … Continue reading

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British Ad Watchdog Agency Contradicts Own Rulings to Defend BSI

In 1997 the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd. (ASA) ruled against the BSI for making advertising claims it couldn’t support, chiefly about the cost-effectiveness of the ISO 9000 standard. BSI have continued to print porkies about it ever since. The Oxebridge blog has reported … Continue reading

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Disgruntled rogue scientists, but accredited

“Rogue scientists” disgruntled with management at Randox forensic services allegedly doctored samples.  Unsurprisingly this led to hundreds of false convictions and other major injustices.  Here is the Daily Mail’s account. Maybe privitising the forensic service wasn’t so smart. Naturally, services … Continue reading

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Forensic deficiencies of ISO 17025

Justin McShane explains some of the deficiencies of ISO 17025 in a forensic setting in this video.  Inspectors obsess over uncertainties of measurement but cannot address their qualitative interpretation or several other important scientific issues. Worth a watch, especially for … Continue reading

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