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BMTA NEWSLETTER – SUMMER 2020

BMTA Newsletter Summer 2020

Welcome to the Summer issue of the BMTA Newsletter

Once again contributions to the newsletter have been influenced by Covid-19, and we have articles in this issue that focus on the future of remote assessment, PPE and forged or fake certifications.

We also take a look at World Accreditation Day – food safety, which promotes the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards.

In addition, we investigate how to identify microplastic and nanoplastic pollutants in our environment. Both accumulate and persist in the environment. Scientists have found them in soil, water and the air, and studies show they have been found in food. As a result, concern over their effect on human health is growing.

To help us provide our BMTA members with useful information we would like your help to:

  • identify and share relevant topics;
  • provide research on new technologies or techniques;
  • let us know industry news;
  • promote events and training sessions;
  • inform us of publications you think may be of interest to your fellow BMTA members. 

Contact us at editor@bmta.co.uk

Laura Vallis
Editor – BMTA Newsletter
editor@bmta.co.uk

THE FEATURES INCLUDE:

SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE IN OUR NEXT NEWSLETTER:

Page 2 – Editor’s Note

Page 3 – Meet our Newsletter Contributors

Page 4 – News

Page 9 – World Accreditation Day

By Paul Greenwood – UKAS Operations Director

Page 10 – BSI and PPE in the Fight Against COVID-19

By Nathan Shipley PPE Group Certification Manager, BSI

Page 12 – Protecting the Food Chain During a Global Pandemic

By Jim Moseley – CEO Red Tractor

Page 14 – The Future of Assessment

By Jeff Ruddle, Strategic Development Director, UKAS

Page 16 – Identifying Microplastic and Nanoplastic Pollutants in the Environment

By Elinor Hughes, technical copywriter at Markes International, Gwaun Elai Medi-Science Campus, Llantrisant, UK.

Page 20 – CE Certification Checklist

Page 23 – Member Notices

To help us provide our BMTA members with useful information we would like your help to:

  • identify and share relevant topics;
  • provide research on new technologies or techniques;
  • let us know industry news;
  • promote events and training sessions;
  • inform us of publications you think may be of interest to your fellow BMTA members.

If you would like to contribute to the next issue of the BMTA Newsletter please contact editor@bmta.co.uk with a brief synopsis.

Equally, should your business produce any information, white papers or interviews that you would like to share, please submit this to enquiries@bmta.co.uk.

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