Eurachem Blog

Topical articles on a range of topics.

Celebrating World Water Day 2021

March 22 is World Water Day. Read about how Eurachem guidance can support the implementation of the new EU directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption

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How Eurachem supports Accreditation

WAcDay2020 Poster web 120hJune 9 has been designated by the International Accreditation Organizations ILAC and IAF as World Accreditation Day. This symbolic day gives the opportunity for a worldwide campaign to highlight the importance of accreditation as the highest level of reliability assessment of a laboratory’s quality infrastructure. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2020 is “Accreditation: Improving Food Safety”.

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Food Safety: everyone’s business and Eurachem’s business as usual!

Eurachem joins the celebration of the second World Food Safety Day (7 June 2020), promoted by the UN Agencies FAO and WHO, aimed, under the theme "Food safety, everyone’s business!", to promote global food safety awareness and to inspire actions at all levels to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks.

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CGPM votes unanimously to change the SI

SI redef sq smlAt 12:20 CET on November 16, 2018, CGPM, the General Conference on Weights and Measures responsible for decisions on the systeme internationale, voted unanimously to move the foundations of physical and chemical measurement.

The CGPM met, at an open meeting at the Palais des Congrès, Versailles, to discuss and vote on the re-definition of four of the SI’s seven base units: the mole, the ampere, the kelvin, and the kilogram.
This change, which came into effect on World Metrology Day (20th May) 2019, is perhaps the most fundamental change in the SI since its inception. For the first time, the SI will be defined entirely in terms of fundamental physical constants, instead of requiring the maintenance of a physical artefact.

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – First impressions

17025 2017The new version of ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories - has slipped in under the wire to become ISO/IEC 17025:2017. What can laboratories expect to see when they read the new Standard? We take a look.

 

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