Transition Deadline of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
The IAF and ISO have published a joint statement to note that 15 September 2017 marks one year before all organizations certified to the 2008 version of the quality management system standard ISO 9001 and the 2004 version of the environmental management system standard, 14001 need to have been re-certified to the 2015 versions of these two standards. View full details
DTI-PAB Joins the Seminar on GMP and SSOP on Food
The Department of Trade and Industry-Philippine Accreditation Bureau conducted briefing on accreditation and DTI-PAB services during the seminar on "General Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP) on Food" held last 29 June 2017 at Yana Chemodities, Inc. Kaliraya St. Quezon City. The seminar was attended by around 100 participants from laboratories and food manufacturing sector. View full details
DTI-PAB conducts Seminar on ISO/IEC 17065/2012 and PAB's Accreditation of Halal Products Certification Bodies
In the global market, it is important to take into consideration not only the health and safety aspects of food and most products but also the cultural and religious preferences of consumers. The global Muslim population with diverse tastes and interests also has a number of religious requirements that affects its purchases. According to the Euromonitor, Muslim consumers are expected to reach 26 percent of the global population by 2030. View full details
Promoting DTI-PAB Services and Accreditation Through a Webinar
Distance learning has become popular these days. Given the accessibility of technology, specifically the internet, it is easy to be well-informed and to broaden our knowledge on current or emerging issues. The internet provides a cost effective way of delivering information. View full details
DTI-PAB Participates in PALEU Seminar
The Philippine Alliance of Laboratory Equipment Users (PALEU) invited the Department of Trade and Industry - Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) to participate as one of the resource speakers in its seminar dubbed 'Bridging Research, Technology and Performance in the 21st Century Laboratory Management" held last 23-24 March 2017 at the St. Paul University Aurora Blvd. Quezon City. View full article
DTI-PAB awards PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Reaccreditation to Manila Water Company Metrology Center
The Manila Water Company Metrology Center formally received the certificate of reaccreditation to PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the Department of Trade and Industry's Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) on April 04, 2016. PAB Assistant Director Ernani M. Dionisio and Officer-in-Charge of PAB Laboratory Accreditation Division Ms. Perla F. Baje awarded the certificate. View full article
Reaching Wider Audiences by Showcasing PAB's AVP in the World Wide Web
Taking advantage of every promotional opportunity is one of the strategies that the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) embarks on to raise awareness on the benefits of accreditation. This is how the PAB audio visual presentation (AVP) made it to an international website. View full article.
How Accreditation Helps Consumers
Are our food and water safe? Are they free of toxins, contaminants or pollutants? Are they free of pathogens? If we have allergic reaction to certain ingredients, can we trust the labelling? Is it authentic? Are we consuming what we think we are? Are the ingredients what they say on the can or on the label? How is it produced? Is it fair trade or organically produced? � These are questions consumers are asking nowadays. View full article.
Relevance of Accreditation to MSMEs
The Philippines� Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are defined as enterprises having asset size of P100 million and below and comprise 99.6% of all registered business in the Philippines. The sector employs 70% of the workforce. Compared to the absolute number of establishments and employment, SMEs hold relatively small share of value added and sales, less than 30%, thus suggesting their development potential in the country. View full article.
How does using an Accredited Laboratory benefit Government and Regulators?
Government bodies and regulators are constantly called upon to make decisions related to protecting the health and welfare of consumers and the public, protecting the environment, developing new regulations and requirements, measuring compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, and allocating resources, both technical and financial. Regulators tap laboratories in carrying out testing, inspection, measurement or calibration. Obtaining data and test results from accredited laboratories gives them the confidence in making informed decisions about these public policies. View full article
Ensuring Safety and Competence of Medical Laboratories through Accreditation
Have you ever experienced having a wrong laboratory test result given to you? If it happens, the consequences can be daunting like incorrect medical diagnosis and management; missed job opportunities or even the anxiety and stress of worrying over a dreadful diseases. The possibility of such a costly mistake is ever present with the proliferation of laboratories which are not competent to carry out and deliver accurate test results. View full article.
World Accreditation Day 2017
9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.
This year's theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Sector Assurance website www.publicsectorassurance.org has been established to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support construction and the built environment.
Revision of Issued Certificates
In connection with the issuance of the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) Certificate of Accreditation, Scope of Accreditation and List of Approved Signatory, please be advised that PAB will only accept request for revision/s within 30days upon receipt of the certificates by the laboratory/inspection body. For more information, you view the full advisory.
World Accreditation Day 2016
Accreditation: A Global Tool to Support Public Policy
09 June 2016 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.
This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy for all areas in the public sector- national and local government and regulators. For more details, you may view the ilac website: www.ilac.org.
Technical Experts for ISMS
The Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), of the Department of Trade and Industry is in need of technical experts in the assessment of information security management system (ISMS) certification bodies. For more information, you may view the full Advisory.