On 09 June 2020, the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) will celebrate the World Accreditation Day 2020 (#WAD2020) by holding a series of free online seminars.

PAB’s “Online Briefing on Improving Food Safety and Security in a Pandemic” will feature three topics by experts in their field. The webinar will kick off with the presentation of Ms. Amor F. Lahoz, Head of the Promotion and Documentation Division (PDD) of PAB, on the topic, “Accreditation: Improving Food Safety and Security”. This will give us information on how accreditation is utilized to ensure food safety and security. Actual applications of standards as well as global examples on the use of accreditation in the food chain will help audience appreciate this topic.

Engr. Cezar Dela Cruz of the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PiChe) will discuss “Quality Management System in Food Supply Chain” and its positive impacts to organizations especially during crises.

Dr. Imelda J. Santos of the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) will round up the presentations with her discussion of the current “Food Safety Guidelines for the Agri-Fishery Sector During COVID-19 Pandemic”.

WAD is a yearly celebration established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the world organizations of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies which facilitate trade by promoting the value of accreditation and acceptance of test and certification results. With this year’s theme, “Accreditation: Improving Food Safety”, WAD2020 focuses on how accreditation improves food safety to support consumers, suppliers, manufacturers, traders and, regulators in ensuring the quality and safety of food.

PAB plans to make online seminars a staple because of health and safety concerns. PAB ensures that, while everyone is avoiding mass gatherings, it can still bring forth unhampered dissemination of information.

This webinar will be streamed through Microsoft Team – a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. PAB has already received 250 registrants which is the maximum conference capacity of MS Teams. 

Please check our website’s news and events sections to keep track of the next months’ webinars. You may also contact the Promotion and Documentation Division (PDD) at pab@dti.gov.ph or at 0917-802-0047 for more information. 

See you online for the #WAD2020.

Release Date: 08 June 2020