National Productivity Council gets Accreditation conforming to ISO 17020:2012
New Delhi: National Productivity Council (NPC) has been granted accreditation conforming to ISO 17020:2012 by National Accreditation Board for Certification Body (NABCB), Quality Council of India (QCI) for undertaking inspection and audit work in the area of Food Safety Audit and Scientific Storage of Agricultural Products. This accreditation is valid for a period of three years. NPC has already formed an Inspection Division at its Headquarters for undertaking Inspection and audit activities.
The present accreditation of NPC will enable it to undertake “Independent Third-Party Audits of Food Business Operators” including Food Storage Warehouses as per Food Safety and Standards (Food Safety Auditing) Regulations, 2018 of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) as well as inspections of Warehouses as per WDRA Rules, 2017.
NPC, under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, has been conducting inspections and audit for different statutory bodies such as Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), and is already having high credentials in the area of inspections and audits.
WDRA empanelled NPC as an accreditation and inspection agency since 2011 for inspection of Warehouses all over India. FSSAI had also empanelled NPC as an auditing agency for conducting Food Safety Audit of Food Business Operators (FBOs) across India in the area of Food Storage/Warehousing/Cold Storage. NPC has also conducted Audits of Dairy Plants, Oil Extraction Units, Solvent Extraction Plants and Oil Refineries for FSSAI.
– globalbihari bureau