NATA News December 2014

NATA office closures over Christmas & New Year

NATA’s offices will be closing during the Christmas - New Year period.   All offices will close officially at 3.00 pm on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 and
re-open on Monday, 5 January 2015.

APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum (FSCF)

An invitation extended by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Co-Chair of the APEC FSCF, provided NATA with the opportunity to present at the FSCF Read More

NATA’s agreements

NATA has a number of formal agreements with stakeholder organisations. The majority of these are with government agencies but some are with the professional bodies associated with specific accreditation programs
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Winners of 2014 NATA Young Scientists Awards announced

NATA has once again had a wonderful response in this year’s competition with hundreds of entries from primary schools across Australia
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The 2015 MSA National Conference in Queenstown

The Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA) has announced the 11th Biennial National Conference will be held in Queenstown New Zealand from 14-16 October 2015
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NATA welcomes new accreditations

Since our last issue NATA has announced the new accreditation of several facilities across Australia. See the full list of newly-accredited facilities here
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Asbestos in Soil – Further Guidance

Australian Standard AS 4964:2004 Method for the qualitative identification of asbestos in bulk samples requires the reporting of presence or absence of asbestos at a Reporting Limit of 0.1 g/Kg
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Technical document updates

A number of NATA’s technical publications have been updated since the last edition of NATA News. These are available from the NATA website and can be accessed here 
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NATA hosts Korean delegation

In October 2014 NATA hosted a delegation of Korean visitors from the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER)
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New Industry Guide - Working with NATA Accredited Food Testing Laboratories

Aimed primarily at the users of accredited service providers, Industry Guides will provide practical advice and tips for getting the most out of NATA accredited organisations Read More

International focus on virus testing in foods

The AOAC Annual Meeting and the International Stakeholder Panel on Alternative Methods (ISPAM) Meeting were held in Florida, USA from 6-10 September 2014
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More information about NSQHS Standards Accreditation

As advised in the June edition of NATA news, NATA has been approved by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) to provide assessments to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Read More

Upcoming NATA training courses

Before you head off on holidays, why not kick start your professional development in 2015 with one of our training courses? Click for more information
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