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EU PROJECT – PROFICIENCY TESTING AND INTERLABORATORY COMPARISONS


 

The Project “Strengthening the Quality Infrastructure in Turkey Project (SQIT)” is a technical assistance Project proposed in 2007 by the Ministry of Economy and Turkish Society for Quality (KALDER) with the aim of contributing to the free movement of goods between Turkey and EU and to the elimination of technical obstacles in trade between two parties.

This long-term technical assistance laboratory project was launched in May 2010 and will be completed in July 2012.

The project is administered by a consortium of companies lead by British Standards Institution – BSI, with partners German Society for Technical Cooperation – GTZ,  French National Organization for Standardization – AFNOR, Danish Technological Institute – DTI, United Kingdom Accreditation Service – UKAS, Pirireis International Consultancy, Education and Trade Ltd. – PIRI and Ankon Consultancy Services Co. – ANKON

The project aims to provide support to Turkish Public Bodies, Private Sector, Certification Bodies and Consumer Associations on the EU Technical Legislation, accreditation, standardization, conformity assessment, metrology/calibration and market surveillance.

One of the project component is “Inter-Laboratory Comparison and Proficiency Testing (ILC&PT)”

The basis underlying the free movement of goods in the EU system is the fact that goods are produced in due compliance with technical legislation and with safety assurance. The means required to ensure this practice is to provide that products are made subject to the necessary tests and examinations and certified accordingly before being put on the market.

This point underlines the importance of accreditation, which is regarded as an evidence for conformity assessment bodies and their technical competence. The road to accreditation for laboratories goes through participating ILC&PTs and to have due measurement of their testing capacities and competences.

On the other hand, it is targeted in the Turkish laboratory society that the awareness on the importance of ILC&PTs developed sufficiently and thus, possibilities to participate in ILC&PTs are promoted at the sectoral level.

For the purpose of responding to this need, the SQIT Project delivered 20 ILC&PT activities and numerous trainings in support thereof.

Decisions pertaining to the subject-matters, prioritized sectors and beneficiary conformity assessment bodies of the 20 ILC&PT activities and technical trainings in support thereof to be implemented under the ILC&PT component will be taken by the Committee.

The following institutions are represented in the ILC&PT Committee:

o    Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK)

o    National Metrology Institute (UME)

o    Turkish Standards Institution (TSE)

o    Conformity Assessment Association (UDDer)

o    Association of Testing and Calibration Laboratories of Turkey (TURKLAB)

o    Ekoteks Textile Laboratories

o    Refik Saydam Public Sanitation Centre

o    Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

o    METU Oil Research Centre

o    Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock

o    Project Management Unit

o    Ministry of Economy (Observer)

o    Turkey Quality Association (Observer)

o    EU Delegation to Turkey (Observer)

o    Central Finance and Contracts Unit (Observer)

 

Supported ILC/PT schemes by the Project

No

Product Group

Scheme

Product

Supported Provider

1

Food

Pesticide Residue

Tomate Puree

TOBB (GALAB-BATAL ÖzelGıdaKontrolLaboratuvarı)

2

Food

Aflatoxin

Hazelnut Paste

TOBB (AdapazarıTicaretBorsasıÖzelGıdaKontrolLaboratuvarı)

3

Food

Quality Parameters

Flour

TOBB (Konya LaboratuarVeDepoculukTarim, Gıda, Enerji A.Ş.)

4

Food

Quality Parameters

Olive Oil

TOBB (AydınTicaretBorsasıÖzelGıdaKontrolLaboratuvarı)

5

Food

Microbiology

Infant Formula

Ulusal Gıda Referans Laboratuvarı

6

Food/Feed

Heavy Metal (Pb, Cd, Hg, As)

Fruit Juice

İlaçGeliştirme&FarmakokinetikAraştırma-UygulamaMerkezi (ARGEFAR)

7

Food

Quality Parameters

Honey

İlaçGeliştirme&FarmakokinetikAraştırma-UygulamaMerkezi (ARGEFAR)

8

Textile

Quality Parameters

Textile

Ekoteks Laboratuvar ve Gözetim Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti

9

Feed

Component Analysis

Feed

TURKLAB (Çevre Endüstriyel Analiz Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş./Kontrollab Gıda/Su ÇevreAnaliz Lab. ve Hijyen Denetim Tic. Ltd. Şti.)

10

Fertilizer

N, K, P

Chemical Fertilizer

ToprakGübreve Su KaynaklarıMerkezAraştırmaEnstitüsüMüdürlüğü- ANKARA

11

Food Contact materials

Migration

Food Contact Materials

TURKLAB (Çevre Endüstriyel Analiz Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş./LTS Laboratuvar Hizmetleri)

12

Food

Nutritional Analysis

Breakfast Ceral

TURKLAB (Çevre Endüstriyel Analiz Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş./Gözlem Gıda Kontrol ve Araştırma Laboratuvarları)

13

Construction Materials

Cement

Cement

Türkiye Çimento Müstahsilleri Birliği (TCMB)

14

Construction Materials

Natural Stones

Granite

Türk Standartları Enstitüsü (TSE)

15

Fuel

Mineral Oil

Mineral Oil

Ortadoğu Teknik Üniversitesi- Petrol Araştırma Laboratuvarı (ODTÜ-PAL)

16

Food

Quality Parameters

Black Tea

TOBB (RizeTicaretBorsasıÖzelGıdaKontrolLaboratuvarı)

17

Calibration

Volume

 

SİMKAL

18

Calibration

Hygroscopy

 

Türk Standartları Enstitüsü (TSE)

19

Calibration

Dimension

 

SİMKAL

20

Calibration

Temperature

 

Türk Standartları Enstitüsü (TSE)

 

Training topics in conducting ILC/PT were realised

-          ISO 17043 and Relevant Guidelines

-          ILC-PT Organization

-          ISO 13528 on Statistical Methods used during ILC/PT

-          ISO 17043 (train the trainer coursefor TÜRKAK)

-          ISO 22117 on PTs related to microbiology on food stuff and feed

 

 



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