The ISO/IEC 17025 and its Importance

The ISO/IEC 17025 is an internationally recognized standard that specifies the general requirements for laboratories performing tests or calibrations. This standard is used by laboratories in the development of quality, administrative, and technical systems that govern operations. It is also used by laboratory clients, regulatory authorities, and accreditation bodies to validate or acknowledge laboratory competence.

Following the standard’s requirements is a great way to improve operational efficiency and productivity. You can ensure that your laboratory’s process is generating the most accurate results in the most efficient manner by continuously evaluating staff procedures, methods, and equipment. By closely following the standard’s procedures as well as setting out clearly defined staff roles and greater accountability, you can be sure of a more reliable laboratory environment.

With its global recognition, ISO/IEC 17025 gives you an advantage over international competition and tendering opportunities.

Promoting the ISO/IEC 17025

To increase awareness on the standard and encourage laboratories to take advantage of its benefits, DTI-Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) accepted the Glenwood Technologies International Inc. invitation to a Technical Webinar on the Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 on January 26, 2022. The webinar was aimed at providing updates about ISO/IEC 17025 to thousands of food safety professionals nationwide.

DTI-PAB was represented in the webinar by Ms. Katrina A. Talle, who discussed the importance, structure, and benefits of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. DTI-PAB is constantly collaborating with organizations such as Glenwood Technologies International Inc. to disseminate international standards that might help industries in developing their competencies.

The Glenwood Technologies International Inc. is a distributor of premium rapid diagnostics and hygiene monitoring kits from trusted manufacturers worldwide, providing quality and technologically-advanced products to meet the emerging needs for feed and food safety in the Philippines. Its advocacy is to provide food safety and quality awareness from farm to table, focusing on the Philippine setting. This advocacy also echoes PAB’s goal of providing quality and safety of products and services through the use of standards and accredited services.

The DTI- Philippine Accreditation Bureau is the national accreditation body of the Philippines that provides accreditation to inspection body, testing and calibration body and certifying bodies, and other bodies offering conformity assessment services based on various international standards.

As of 31 December 2021, the Philippine Accreditation Bureau has accredited 191 testing laboratories and 43 calibration laboratories — both accredited based on ISO/IEC 17025.

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Release Date: 31 January 2022.