Fingerprint login access on a smartphone.
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In our hyper-connected, technology driven world, data breaches and cyber-attacks remain a significant threat to organizations, and a lack of awareness of the risks is often to blame. A newly revised standard will help.
Baby bottle and milk powder on a dark grey table.
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Amongst the most heavily regulated and tested food products in the world, infant formula, and formulas for special medical purposes, come with rigorously checked nutritional labelling to ensure they are what they say they are. Not surprising given the population they serve. New International Standards...
Row of bicycles for rent in Barcelona, Spain.
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The populations of most world cities are growing fast, and with it come challenges and opportunities for keeping citizens safe and well. New International Standards for measuring and improving the performance of cities have just been published to help cities keep on top of the game.
Old man’s hand holding a wooden crate filled with fresh vegetables.
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When 193 governments came together to agree a common framework to tackle 17 major world issues by 2030, standards were seen as critical to help achieve the United Nations agenda for sustainable development. With over 1 600 standards for the food production sector alone, ISO certainly has the means. But...
Close up of a sliced kiwi.
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Why do food safety outbreaks continue to happen? We live in a global food economy and most people purchase and consume foods produced thousands of miles away that are often packaged in bulk to simplify food preparation at home and in restaurants. This leaves plenty of opportunity for pathogens to flourish...
Hands placed atop a row of ring binders.
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Management systems help organizations achieve their objectives, and auditing them makes good business sense. The International Standard for auditing management systems has just been updated, giving more guidance than ever before. 
Landscape of drought land.
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Rising earth temperatures are causing chaos and we need to act now. A new International Standard helps governments and industry take action towards reducing the damage.
Pots simmering on a wood-burning mud stove.
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Each year, millions of lives are adversely affected by smoke released from cooking on open fires or simple stoves fuelled by wood, charcoal and dung. The much-awaited series of international guidelines for safer cookstoves, just published, aims to help.
A woman passing through a green field in Benin, Africa.
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Nigeria’s agricultural sector is developing fast, and standards are being used to unleash the potential of its agri-food industry.
As Quality Manager at Danish ingredients company KMC, Marianne Dam explains the many benefits ISO 22000 brings to food management systems.