21-10-2016 As the envisaged project leader for the project of M/523 on probiotics, Mr Bertin with the support of FEFANA members, resigned from the job due to lack of cooperation from probiotics producers, a new call for tender needs to be launched. As there were also new insights on what techniques are appropriate and what the scope of the project should be, CEN/TC 327/WG 3 discussed the project in its meeting of 5 April 2016 in Prague and by correspondence. EC Sante has confirmed the updated project description.
17-10-2016 GAS Analysis is the leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis, manufacturers, technical staff and end-users, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications. The 9th edition of GAS Analysis will take place in the World Trade Center of Rotterdam on 13 to 15 June 2017. Experts interested in sharing their research findings to a targeted audience are now invited to submit an abstract for a lecture or poster presentation.
17-10-2016 ISO 22000 sets out specific food safety management system requirements for organizations. One requirement is that organizations shall establish, implement and maintain prerequisite programs (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety hazards. An international stakeholder group has developed a PRP on storage and distribution.
07-10-2016 NEN and Hudson Cybertec signed an agreement to commit themselves to improve the cyber security of industrial systems. By bringing together the strengths of both parties, they form a new training platform for cyber security in industrial and technical IT environments. In the near future it will also allow participants to be examined by NEN on their knowledge of cyber security and protection of critical infrastructures.
08-08-2016 2015 proved another year in which NEN increased its societal impact. Highlights included the issuing of the new quality and environmental management standards, as well as the new NEN 1010. In collaboration with the Government, NEN also improved accessibility of standards prescribed by legislators. During 2015, NEN introduced various products designed to facilitate the application of standards, including webtools and e-learning modules.
25-07-2016 NEN is delighted to announce that the European Standard for paraffinic diesel fuel, made from synthesis or hydro-treatment (EN 15940), has received a 100% approval of the CEN members. In nine years this fuel specification evolved from a CEN Workshop Agreement created by a small industry group into a full country consensus document.
09-06-2016 Many organizations are familiar with inspectors and auditors who independently help assess that standards and regulations are being respected or “conformed to”. But how do we make sure that they are doing this correctly and fairly? Accreditation is the independent evaluation of such conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to ensure impartiality and competence.
07-06-2016 The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends. It also announces next steps on the Joint Initiative on Standardization (JIS), which aims to reinforce the partnership between the European institutions and the standardization community.
07-06-2016 It is not so long ago that a mobile phone was used to make phone calls. These days, it is used for everything from navigating our way through the streets to paying our bills and managing our bank accounts. Mobile payments and banking are one of the fastest-growing areas of mobile use, but in order for the functions to work across the many platforms involved, harmonized processes and transparency are key. A new series of standards in development aims to offer just that.