June 9th 2020 marks World Accreditation Day, a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation.
This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation improves food safety, supporting the confidence of consumers, suppliers, purchasers, regulators and specifiers in the quality and safety of food.
A joint statement released by the Chairs of IAF and ILAC introduces the importance of accreditation in food safety, noting how it ensures competent and impartial inspection, certification and testing services in all parts of local, national and international food chains. In doing so, accreditation supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3).
To view the IAF and ILAC brochure highlighting worldwide examples of the role accreditation plays in food safety, kindly click on the link:
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Marie-Claude Quentin sat down with IAF Director Marcus Long and IAF Co-Convener Skip Greenaway to discuss the importance of accreditation, the value of the IAF-GFSI partnership and their hopes for the World Accreditation Day. See the video below!
Do you know how accreditation helps to improve the safety of the food you consume? Take a look at our short animation.