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INSPECTION GUIDELINE : GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTION OF IMPORTED MEDICAL DEVICES, FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, MEDICAL COSMETICS, HERBAL PRODUCTS AND OTHER BORDERLINE PRODUCTS
Posted on: 20-06-2017

GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTION OF IMPORTED MEDICAL DEVICES, FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, MEDICAL COSMETICS, HERBAL PRODUCTS AND OTHER BORDERLINE PRODUCTS

 

For more information download the document below;
INSPECTION GUIDELINE


GLOBAL TRADE ALERT SYSTEM: PLAYERS URGED TO LEARN NEW GLOBAL TRADE ALERT SYSTEM
Posted on: 19-06-2017

PLAYERS URGED TO LEARN NEW GLOBAL TRADE ALERT SYSTEM

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has urged stakeholders to acquaint themselves with a new global online system that provides information on trading conditions for World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.
The system, which came into effect last year, is designed to help government agencies and SMEs keep track of the latest information on regulatory requirements for international trade.
The new alert system was recently introduced by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) and notifies WTO members on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures in each member state.
It also facilitates dialogue among the public and private sector in addressing potential trade problems at an early stage. Dubbed ePing, it is able to easily keep up-to-date with notifications affecting foreign markets and products of particular interest to users. (Link to the notification centre:)


COSMETICS AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS : KEBS NABS BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Posted on: 19-06-2017

KEBS NABS BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Cosmetics and beauty products valued at thousands of shillings were recently seized from traders along River Road in Nairobi by the Quality Assurance Department.
The nabbed cosmetics and beauty products were found to contain substances whose sale is highly regulated, such as hydroquinone, steroids, mercury and hydrogen peroxide, substances that can only be sold in registered pharmacies and chemists on recommendations of a medical doctor for a given period of time.
Further, they should be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board as medicines.

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KEBS Market Surveillance officers inspecting beauty products at various outlets

FEEDBACK SESSION : KEBS HOSTS FEEDBACK SESSION FOR CERTIFIED AND TRAINED ORGANIZATIONS
Posted on: 19-06-2017

KEBS HOSTS FEEDBACK SESSION FOR CERTIFIED AND TRAINED ORGANIZATIONS

KEBS hosted representatives of organizations that it has certified through its Certification Body (CB) and/ or trained at the National Quality Institute (NQI) to commemorate the Customer Communication Day.
During the sessions held on 5th May 2017 at Eka Hotel and on 19th May 2017 at Sovereign hotel, Kisumu, participants shared their experiences on implementation of standards in management systems, coming as organisations transit from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015.
The concept of risk-based thinking in ISO 9001:2015 was positively alluded to. This is because risk is inherent in all aspects of a quality management system. By taking a risk-based approach, an organisation becomes proactive rather than purely reactive.
Risk-based thinking ensures that these risks are identified, considered and controlled throughout the design and use of quality management system.
There was also a lot of feedback on products, processes and services offered by the CB/ NQI, which will be useful in meeting customers future needs and expectations.


COURTESY CALL : COURTESY CALL BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY PATRICK NDUATI
Posted on: 19-06-2017

COURTESY CALL BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY PATRICK NDUATI

Mr. Patrick Nduati Mwangi is the newly appointed Principal Secretary in the State Department for Investment and Industry. During his maiden tour at KEBS, he was received by KEBS Managing Director, Mr. Charles Ongwae, and members of the Senior Management.
During his visit, Mr. Nduati was taken through KEBS vision, mission and strategic plan. He was also briefed on KEBS milestones and challenges in the recent past. Later, he toured KEBS offices and laboratories.


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PS Patrick Nduati is welcomed by KEBS Senior Management AND KEBS MD, Charles Ongwae, right with Mr. Nduati in his office

ANNUAL REVIEW: FOR THE NATIONAL STANDARDIZATION PLAN (NSP) FOR 2016-2019
Posted on: 31-05-2017

A s per our Policy developing Standards that are needed by the Government and the private sector and continually review them for effectiveness and relevance, KEBS intends to confirm as current, the Prioritized Standardization requests earmarked for 2017/18(year II) and 2018/19(Year III) in table 9 of the NSP for 2016-2019, copy available in this website through the following link: https://www.kebs.org/about/files/download.php?file=National_Standardization_Plan_2016-2019_v1.pdf

As part of the annual review, we are therefore engaging Stakeholders in respect of continued relevance of the requests prioritized in the NSP for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 period, in addressing current Stakeholder and Sector needs.

Please read our letter of intent and fill in the details in the form given below as part of your review feedback on the NSP.


EAC PROFICIENCY TESTING SCHEME: ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 12TH ROUND 2017.
Posted on: 23-05-2017

Proficiency Testing (PT) is one of the analytical tool laboratories use to benchmark with peers and also demonstrate their competences. PT participation provides a quality assurance tool to laboratories in the region and to compare performance and take necessary remedial action to facilitate improvement, with an aim of producing accurate and reliable test results.

The anouncment is in three parts;


A STANDARD FOR STANDARDS : PART 1 : THE DEVELOPMENT OF KENYA STANDARDS - SPECIFICATION
Posted on: 15-03-2017

For more information download the document below;
A standard for standards Part 1 : The development of Kenya Standards -Specification


Posted on: 24-08-2016

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