April, 2005 Newsletter Articles

Registrar Rankings in United States and by Industry Standards

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Quality Systems Update has unveiled a new global ranking of certification bodies based on its free search engine, WhosRegistered.com. Based on submissions to QSU Publishing as of December 1, 2004, the registration totals for different geographic areas and industries are shown below: ISO 9001 World-Wide ISO 9001 United States BSI 40,788 BSI 5,389 PJR 9,230 QMI 3,742 URS 8,032 DNV 3,285 QMI 7,579 PJR 3,232 ABS QE 5,789 UL 3,028 SGS 4,402 LRQA 2,944 DNV 4,357 BVQi 2,180 UL 3,573 ABS...

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Best Practices for Information Retention and Maintenance

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Leading global technology companies have announced the formation of the Compliance and Management of Electronic Information (CMEI) Working Group. As part of the Internet Law & Policy Forum (ILPF), the CMEI Working Group will work with both public and private sector representatives, as well as other industry groups, to create a global, cross-industry framework for managing electronic information for compliance. Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Network Appliance, Open Text, Oracle, Plasmon, Sun Microsystems, and VERITAS Software Corporation will...

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ISO to Develop New Food Safety Standard

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ISO/FDIS 22000, Food Safety Management Systems – Requirements for Organizations throughout the Food Chain, has been approved for Final Draft status. It combines quality concepts from ISO 9001:2000 with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. This standard is intended for use by farmers, ranchers, food processors, wholesalers, distributors, retail stores, and food outlets. The five key elements of ISO 22000 are 1) interactive communication, 2) system management, 3) process control, 4) HACCP principles, and 5)...

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ANSI to Accredit Food Safety Auditors

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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has selected the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to accredit the certification bodies that audit suppliers under FMI’s Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program. This new partnership is designed to help strengthen food safety procedures and improve quality for consumers. ANSI will help ensure the auditing organizations are legal entities, independent and free of conflicts of interest, employ qualified people, have proper oversight, and otherwise comply with the requirements of ISO Guide...

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ANAB Advisory on Conflict of Interest with Consulting

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This article is based on ANAB Advisory 16. To see other Advisories, go to: http://www.anab.org and click on “Advisories”. ANAB Advisories represent positions taken, or policies established, on operational issues related to programs operates by ANAB. One basis of the value of third-party conformance assessment and certification is that the registration process, audits, and certification decision are objective and impartial and not influenced by conflicting interests. This basic premise is unambiguously expressed in ISO Guides 62...

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