Many laboratories regard Quality Assurance, Quality Assessment and Quality Control as independent activities, others use the terms interchangeably, e.g. QA/QC. This demonstrates a lack of appreciation of the differences between Assurance, Assessment and Control, as well as the interrelationships, particularly between QA and QC. This has created confusion in the minds of many analysts with respect to understanding how QA and QC play separate, but related roles for achieving Quality Assurance in a Quality Management System (QMS). QMS is the catch phrase for accreditation and is the backbone of ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005.
Many microbiology laboratories are confused about what MU is, how to calculate it and how to apply it. We will discuss what is needed to meet the accreditation requirement for MU, including, what data to collect and how to analyze it. Also a practical step by step approach to data compilation specifically applicable to microbiology will be discussed.
Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Unfortunately, the terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably, resulting in confusion and the application of inappropriate or inadequate analytical evaluations.
This webinar will address the complexity of defining safe food. We will look at the changing nature of foodborne/food transmitted pathogens, new and emerging analytical technologies and the influence of demographics and geography on the changing landscape.