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World Accreditation Day 2020

Accreditation: Improving Food Safety (#WAD2020) – June 9th 2020

World Accreditation Day, which takes place annually on 9th June, has become an important fixture in the calendar to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. It is celebrated in over 100 economies to promote and raise awareness of the value that accreditation delivers across different industries.

This year’s theme focuses on ‘Improving Food Safety’. For consumers around the world, access to safe and nutritious food is an essential requirement for maintaining their overall health and well-being. The term food safety describes all practices that are used to keep our food safe and relies on all players involved in the supply of food, from farmers and producers to retailers and caterers. Accredited conformity assessment activities contribute to the prevention and treatment of the adverse effects of unsafe and adulterated food.

UKAS provides confidence to the food industry

UKAS accredits a range of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers to ensure public safety throughout the food supply chain. Food and water safety are part of our everyday lives and UKAS accreditation ensures that consumers, suppliers, purchasers and specifiers can have confidence in the quality and safety of the goods and services they receive and most importantly, be assured these products are safe for consumption. Visit our Food Safety page for further information about accredited organisations.

Share the IAF/ILAC toolkit

Conformity Assessment Bodies and UKAS Stakeholders are invited to join us in celebrating World Accreditation Day on 9th June. In addition to the video, the following material has been produced by IAF/ILAC for you to use in your communication campaigns:

Brochure with Case Studies       

Joint Statement from ILAC/IAF Chairs


Promotional Video