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A CULTURE OF FOOD SAFETY: GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY INITIATIVE PUBLISHES POSITION PAPER

After 18 months of work, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has published its new position paper on a food safety culture. How does it contribute to global food safety? Whether a company manages to ensure the long-term quality and safety of its products depends to a large extent on the corporate culture and the value system within the organization. …
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ISO 14016 – INCREASING THE CREDIBILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS

While more and more companies publish information on their environmental performance, there is currently no standard to assess the credibility of that data. This is about to change: the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is developing a standard that provides guidance on the validation and verification of environmental reports. As …
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SUPPLIER SUSTAINABILITY AUDITS: HOW TO ALLEVIATE THE BURDEN FOR SUPPLIERS

If you are in a sustainability department, supply chain management or procurement, you’ve probably seen it happen: when asked to pass a sustainability audit, some suppliers do whatever they can to stall the process, often delaying the audit for a couple of months or even avoiding it altogether. With a few simple measures, you can greatly improve the …
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PREVENTING PRODUCT FRAUD: IFS PUBLISHES PRACTICAL GUIDE

In the past few years, almost every standard for food and consumer goods safety has incorporated additional requirements for combatting product fraud. This has left certified sites with many questions about the implementation of a product fraud mitigation plan. The new guideline published by IFS is a practical guide that will help companies implement …
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Updates to Standards – Quarter 2

The 2018 Quarter 2 issue of the Updates to Standards Newsletter is now published and includes articles on the following topics: ISO 45001:2018 Transition Plan GDPR Compliance FAQ Summary of CMMI 2.0 Changes Updates to IAF Mandatory Documents  The above article sourcing from DQS US website (https://dqsus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Updates-to-Standards-1.pdf). …
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DQS Medical Device Business growing strong abroad

The certification of medical devices has always been a very special niche for DQS Group, surrounded as it is by regulatory requirements and legal obligations as well as accreditation and notification rules. And since its humble beginnings as a “profit center” within DQS GmbH, to the founding of the wholly-owned subsidiary “DQS Medizinprodukte …
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ENERGY MANAGEMENT: ISO 50001 REVISION, CHANGES & TIMELINE

Since 2016, the ISO technical committee has been reviewing ISO 50001 to ensure that the standard continues to meet the changing needs of organizations. In order to understand the changes between ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2019, DQS will inform you of the latest developments on a regular basis. What is ISO 50001? The overall objective of ISO 50001 is …
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Mercury Products Corp. Celebrates 20-Years with DQS

Since 1964, Mercury Products Corp. has provided custom and innovative metal products and assemblies. With capable state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, Mercury Products Corp. has the resources, flexibility, and expertise to handle all types of programs. Our facilities are ISO 9001/ ISO 14001/ IATF 16949 certified, and we are dedicated to continuous …