ISO AND THE CONSUMER

Why are standards important to consumers?Have you ever wondered why you can use your bank card anywhere in the world?
Or noticed that your baby’s toy has no sharp edges?

potrosaci_1383130696_670x0It is because they comply with standards – technical specifications codified into voluntary agreements.

Standards often define the characteristics of products and services. They are developed in an open process, reflecting the views of many stakeholders including technical experts, government representatives and consumers. The more active consumers are in developing standards, the more likely it is that products and services meet their needs – a win-win situation for both the consumer and manufacturers or service providers.

International Standards also help support basic consumer rights, such as the right to safety and the right to be informed, which have their origins in former US president John F. Kennedy’s declaration in 1962. More information can be found on the website of the international consumer association, Consumers International.

Standards also help support basic consumer protection (enshrined in the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection) by helping to raise levels of quality, safety, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability.

Source: http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html

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ISO 20121 – SUSTAINABLE EVENTS

Events take a heavy toll on our resources, society and the environment. They can generate significant waste, put a strain on local resources like water or energy, or even ignite tensions in local communities. With ISO 20121 you can make your event sustainable, no matter its type or size.

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How does it work?

ISO 20121 offers guidance and best practice to help you manage your event and control its social, economic and environmental impact. Every action counts, from relying on tap water instead of plastic bottles to encouraging use of public transport. You might find that it also helps you cut unnecessary costs.

ISO 20121’s flexible approach means that it can be used for all types of events, from music festivals to school outings.

The standard has been developed with input from many different stakeholders, including representatives from the event industry, to make it practical and useful. It addresses all stages of an events’ supply chain, and includes monitoring and measuring guidelines.

Who is it for ?

If you are involved in the event industry in any way, this standard is for you. ISO 20121 has been successfully used for all types of events, from music festivals to school outings.

Source: http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html

ISO AND THE CONSUMER

Why are standards important to consumers?
Have you ever wondered why you can use your bank card anywhere in the world?
Or noticed that your baby’s toy has no sharp edges?

It is because they comply with standards – technical specifications codified into voluntary agreements.

Standards often define the characteristics of products and services. They are developed in an open process, reflecting the views of many stakeholders including technical experts, government representatives and consumers. The more active consumers are in developing standards, the more likely it is that products and services meet their needs – a win-win situation for both the consumer and manufacturers or service providers.

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International Standards also help support basic consumer rights, such as the right to safety and the right to be informed.

Standards also help support basic consumer protection (enshrined in the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection) by helping to raise levels of quality, safety, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability.

Source; http://www.iso.org/iso/home/about/iso-and-the-consumer.htm

ZAŠTITA POVERLJIVIH INFORMACIJA

Danas, u velikoj meri, biznis zavisi od informacionih tehnologija, komunikacija putem mreža,

kao i bežičnih i mobilnih komunikacija. Obavljanje poslova putem interneta, podugovaranje i korišćenje usluga treće strane postaju sve češći vidovi savremenog poslovanja. Lanac snabdevanja postaje sve složeniji, a mogućnost kompjuterskih prevara dovodi do povećanja rizika u svim oblastima poslovanja.

Bezbednosti i čuvanje informacija je od suštinskog značaja za današnje poslovne sisteme. U uslovima visoke konkurentnosti, pravovremena i prava informacija je novac, opstanak i prestiž na tržištu.

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Savremeni državni i privredni subjekti sve više zavise od informatičke i komunikacione infrastrukture. To omogućava protok velike količine informacija između subjekata, ali ujedno izlaže informacije i informacione sisteme brojnim pretnjama. Pojam bezbedosti informacija ne odnosi se isključivo na tehničke mere zaštite (lozinke, kripto, prava pristupa i sl.), već podrazumeva i administrativne (sigurnosne politike, pravilnike, procedure) kao i fizičke (video nadzor, zaštita prostorija, fizička kontrola pristupa itd.). Gubljenje samo jedne važne informacije može dovesti do delimičnog ili potpunog gubitka profita, može da nanese nenadoknadivu štetu ugledu kompanije. Kako bi informacioni sistem bio zaštićen na pravi način, potrebno je uspešno uskladiti, implementirati i nadzirati sve potrebne mere zaštite.

Svesni činjenice „preuzimanja“ informacija i znanja kroz nelegalne tokove, ISO organizacija je usvojila seriju standarda ISO 27000, koji generalno ukazuju na to šta organizacije treba da urade da bi zaštitile svoje poverljive informacije. Ostavlja se sloboda organizacijama kako da zadovolje standardima definisane zahteve u skladu sa svojom veličinom, delatnošću, potrebama, stepenom tehnološkog razvoja.

 

 

SLEDLJIVOST RIBE I PLODOVA MORA

Tokom proteklih deset godina nekoliko prehrambenih kriza ozbiljno su uticale na zdravlje stanovništva u mnogim zemljama. Stoga je koncept sledljivosti prehrambenih proizvoda  postala stvar od posebnog interesa za kreatore politike i naučnike.

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Ribe i plodovi mora čine važan deo moderne prehrambene industrije u svetu. Primenom međunarodnog standarda ISO 12875:2011 o sledljivosti ribe i morskih plodova poboljšati će se sigurnost hrane. Učesnici u celom lancu snabdevanja imaće  tačne informacije o poreklu i karakteristikama  ribe i morskih plodova.

Prema standardu ISO 12875:2011 sledljivost se odnosi  na ​​podreklo materijala i delova, procese obrade, raspodele i smeštaja proizvoda nakon isporuke. Sledljivost ne podrazumeva  samo fizički trag proizvoda u distribucionom lancu, od nastanka do odredišta, nego omogućava informacije o tome šta se dogodilo s ribom i morskim plodovima nakon povlačenja. Ti dodatni aspekti sledljivosti su važni za sigurnost, kvalitet i označavanje hrane.

Sledljivost olakšava povlačenje proizvoda s tržišta ako se pokaže da su nebezbedni, čime se sprečava da dođu do potrošača.

Odgovornost za  sigurno snabdevanje potrošača zdravom i hranljivom hranom se deli između svih aktera uključenih u proizvodnju, preradu, marketing i konzumaciju ribe i plodova mora. ISO 12875:2011 osigurava generičku osnovu za sledljivost i pomoći će garanciji zdravstvene zaštite potrošača i osigurati pravednu praksu u prehrambenoj trgovini ribe i plodova mora.
Potencijalni korisnici ovog standarda su:

  • Ribarski brodovi;
  • Kompanije;
  • Aukcijska tržišta;
  • Procesori;
  • Prevoznici;
  • Skladištari;
  • Trgovci;
  • Ugostitelji.

NEW ISO STANDARD ON TRACEABILITY OF FISH PRODUCTS WILL HELP IMPROVE FOOD SAFETY

The use of a new ISO standard on the traceability of finfish products will help improve food safety by supplying stakeholders throughout the supply chain with accurate information about the origin and nature of these products.

Finfish constitute an important part of the modern food industry. We consume more and more products coming from the four corners of the globe and fish, in particular, may be caught thousands of kilometers from their place of consumption.

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During the past decade, several food crises have seriously affected many countries. Following the outbreak, the concept of traceability of food products has become a matter of special interest to policy makers and scientists.

ISO 12875:2011, Traceability of finfish products – Specification on the information to be recorded in captured finfish distribution chains, specifies the information to be recorded in marine-captured finfish supply chains in order to establish traceability.

It specifies how traded fishery products are to be identified, and the information to be generated and held on those products by each of the food businesses that physically trade them through the distribution chains. The standard deals with the distribution for human consumption of marine-captured finfish and their products, from catch through to retailers or caterers.

Autor: Sandrine Tranchard

Source: http://www.iso.org/iso/home.html

ZABRANA PRODAJE LEKOVITOG BILJA, PRIRODNIH LEKOVA I MEDA…

EU zabranjuje i Srbiji prodaju lekovitog bilja, prirodnih lekova i meda!!!

čajLekovito bilje, vitamini, minerali, dodaci prehrani, tradicionalni prirodni lekovi i čajevi od kraja aprila ne mogu se više koristiti u EU ukoliko nemaju sertifikat koji košta oko 100.000 evra! I Srbija je potpisnica kodeksa koji sve ovo zabranjuje!!!

Početkom aprila, u zemljama članicama Evropske unije ne smeju se prodavati lekovito bilje i prirodni lekovi na bazi trava, što uključuje i čajeve. Naime, na snagu je stupio novi zakon koji propisuje da se prirodni lekovi od bilja pre prodaje moraju istraživati nekoliko godina, a sertifikat bez koga se ne može ući na tržište Europske unije košta 100.000 eura! Sve ovo veoma brzo pogodiće i Srbiju!!!

Ono što je posebno važno jeste da će se ove zabrane morati držati i mnoge zemlje koje nisu članice Evropske unije, a odnosi se na države potpisnice Kodeksa alimentarijusa. To znači da će te države na svojoj teritoriji zabraniti rad travarima i prodaju njihovih preparata uključujući i čajeve!

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