Tag Archives: EU

No longer fit to be free

Those who wonder why so many show little desire to be free from ISO accreditation might reflect on Peter Hitchens’ comments on leaving the EU.  Slavery is freedom. Modern Britain is like a man who has been in prison for … Continue reading

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Bees, cars, coercion

Industy top dogs use governments to move money from citizens to their own pockets.  Industries and government bureaucracies are where elected politicians go after they get rumbled.  Governments have generations of experience in this expropriation.  That’s why they should be kept tiny … Continue reading

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Trials are needed before new devices are used in routine practice

This blog has highlighted the blindness of professionals and the hypocrisy of regulators in imposing the expensive treatment of ISO accreditation on healthcare without evidence of any efficacy, effectiveness or value. An analysis published by the BMJ makes interesting reading regarding … Continue reading

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Cartel and regulatory failures in the quality of diagnostic tests

For years Oxoid had been covering up erratic quality in the antibiotic testing discs they produced.  These were reference materials that accredited laboratories relied upon to measure microbial resistance and the correct antimicrobial dose to prescribe.  These actions would have led … Continue reading

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What’s the point of a food safety quango that couldn’t save us from eating stallion burgers?

Click through and read what Leo McKinstry has written of the ongoing horse meat crime scandal: What’s the point of a food safety quango that couldn’t save us from eating stallion burgers? A reader’s comment explains how the Food Standards … Continue reading

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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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Connect the dots

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, writes that EU red tape is now getting in the way of scientific progress. Criticising some of the old fashioned red tape, he misses the ISO accreditation scam that the BSI gave the world.  … Continue reading

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62% of certified firms abandoned EU HACCP since anticipated benefits were not realized

US authors reported that most certified Philippine seafood firms abandoned EU HACCP certification since the promised benefits were not realized.  The cartel is right: when you don’t bow to it, its legislation will ensure that you lose business.  The authors estimated … Continue reading

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“You don’t put thermometers 5 feet above concrete and pretend that they’re measuring the same temperature as…100 years ago””

You know by now that there’s a global conspiracy of bankers, politicians, scientists, journalists and others to tax the population on the basis of carbon (seriously!). It’s based on often willfully bad science.  The scientists can’t even measure temperature correctly:  … Continue reading

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Approaches to quality management and accreditation in a genetic testing laboratory

The EU has funded another “Network of Excellence” to bring accreditation to medical genetics. Can member labs all excel before they are accredited?  Does every lab not excel once it is accredited?  After all, there can be no degrees of accreditation. … Continue reading

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