Tag Archives: EC Official Control Laboratories

A delicious and nutritious failure of regulation and accreditation

Horse meat has been on the menu recently – perhaps for much longer than we realise. Dr Richard North helpfully comments on how this shows the failure of the EU regulatory regime.  Click through and read the posts in his … Continue reading

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When is a standard not a standard?

When it’s a double standard. Inspectors accredit private laboratories to an ISO standard in a less rigorous way than they do EC Official Control Laboratories or National Reference Laboratories. Private laboratories can be cheap because they pay for poorly trained … Continue reading

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