In order to ensure that the Accreditation Bodies operate at a high standard of competence and probity and that they apply the standards in a consistent and equivalent manner, they shall meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011 and shall be a member of the International Accreditation Forum, IAF and a signatory to the IAF ISO/IEC 17021 (QMS/EMS) Multilateral Recognition Arrangement and the European Accreditation Body (EA)
EFISC-GTP has been evalueted by the European Accreditation Body as a Certification Scheme that can be certificated under ISO/IEC 17021 accreditation. Therefore the European National Accreditation Bodies will offer accreditation services to interested certification bodies that want to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the EFISC-GTP scheme and ISO/IEC 17021 supplemented with ISO/TS 22003 (food safety management system). This step has been an important achievement to ensure a harmonised and uniform implementation of the certification scheme in the EU internal market.
How does accreditation work? Follow the link for more information