AntiCancer Hospital Theagenio

BQC certified the AntiCancer Hospital "Theagenio"

The AntiCancer Hospital "Theageneio" which is located in Thessaloniki, and specifically,the Blood Donation Service, the Department of Nuclear Medicine, the Department of Medical Physics & the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were certified by BQC against the standard ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality Management System.

A few words about "Theagenio" Hospital

Theageneio Hospital, one of the four special anticancer hospitals in the country, has more than three centuries of continuous existance in Thessaloniki. In historical terms, the "Hospital of the Greek Orthodox Community" of Thessaloniki operated since 1743. It was named "Theagenio" in honor of the benefactor Theagenos Harisis, who in 1863 bequeathed most of his property to the Greek Community of Thessaloniki for the Hospital. Today Theageneio covers the medical needs of the inhabitants of Macedonia, Thrace and Thessaly and has:

  • The main building with 353 hospital beds covering the medical needs of the inhabitants of Macedonia, Thrace and Thessaly
  • The Symeonideio Research Center, which occupates with cancer research
  • The Preventive Control Center "Georgios Gennimatas" which provides the following clinics: Gynecology, Breast, Urology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology
  • The Mobile Unit that conducts preventive gynecological examination in Macedonia, Thrace and Thessaly

Theagenio is constantly developing, updating its infrastructure in terms of its medical equipment, having as its main goal the best service to the citizens. It has a high level of scientific staff, emphasizing the training of future doctors. Aspires to be one of the leading hospitals in providing health services. Clinics, wards and laboratories of the hospital provide specialized services and function as reference centers for faste diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer.

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The New General Principles of Food Hygiene for HACCP

The New General Principles of Food Hygiene for HACCP

BQC is the first Certification Body to announce the new (2020) General Principles of Food Hygiene of the Codex Alimentarius for HACCP.

The Codex Alimentarius is a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines, and other recommendations relating to foods, food production, and food safety. It was established in early November 1961 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), was joined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in June 1962, and held its first session in Rome in October 1963.

The Commission's main goals are to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade. The Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the World Trade Organization as an international reference point for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection.

The Codex Alimentarius covers all foods, whether processed, semi-processed or raw. In addition to standards for specific foods, the Codex Alimentarius contains general standards covering matters such as food labeling, food hygiene, food additives and pesticide residues, and procedures for assessing the safety of foods derived from modern biotechnology. It also contains guidelines for the management of official i.e. governmental import and export inspection and certification systems for foods.

In conclusion the most important changes that everyone should take into account are:

  • After all these years, the decision tree for determining Critical Control Points (CCPs) is included no more, because of its complexity.
  • A new concept for measures is appeared, which are called GHPs (Good Hygiene Practices), and are similar to the operational prerequisite programs of ISO 22000.
  • HACCP standards are no longer appeared as an appendix, but as a new chapter with its own prerequisite programs.
  • Last but not least, there is a simplified definition for HACCP, which strengthen the prerequisite programs, especially for allergens, while the concept of validation is related to control measures.

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BQC certified Vancor

BQC certified Vancor

The company Vancor, which is active in the field of air conditioning, solar hot water boiler and sanitary ware over 50 years, trusted BQC and was certified against the Standards: ISO 9001: 2015 , ISO 14001: 2015 & ISO 45001: 2018.

A few words about Vancor

In 2019 Vancor launches its new online store, offering many quality solutions through its products, from Greek and international certified companies with whom it cooperates.

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BQC Certified Argos Security

BQC Certified Argos Security

Argos Security trusted BQC and was certified against the Standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 18788:2015.

A few words about Argos Security

Argos Security was founded in 1992 by retired Special Forces Officers and the Hellenic Police and was staffed with executives and scientific / technical staff, with experience (over 20 years), both in the field of Private Security Services Companies, and in general, in the "Security Field". Transferring their many years of experience both in the field of Security of premises and facilities and in that of personal security V.I.P. and collaborating with excellent and internationally recognized Electromechanical Security Equipment Companies, the founders of Argos Security, founded the company, with the aim of providing "Integrated Security Solutions" which include the design and implementation of "Security Plans", the provision of technologically advanced products and provision of specialized security, the protection services to companies and organizations of the Public and Private Sector.

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BQC certified the Hellenic Psychiatric Association

BQC certified the Hellenic Psychiatric Association

BQC certified the Hellenic Psychiatric Association against the Standard ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System

A few words about the University of The Hellenic Psychiatric Association

The Hellenic Psychiatric Association was founded in 1986 in Athens. The purpose of HPA is the promotion of Psychiatry in Greece, the strengthening of communication & cooperation of Greek psychiatrists, both among themselves and with their colleagues from other countries, as well as with other medical or non- specialties related to Psychiatry. In addition, its goal is to promote and strengthen psychiatric clinical practice in Greece, as well as prevention of mental health, ensuring the rights of the mentally ill patients and promoting Psychiatric education and research in Greece.  

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BQC certified the University of Western Macedonia

BQC certified the University of Western Macedonia

BQC certified the University of Western Macedonia

The University of Macedonia trusted BQC and was certified against the Standards:

  • ISO 140001: 2015 - Environmental Management System
  • ISO 37001: 2016 - Anti-Bribery Management System
  • ISO 26000: 2010 - Social Responsibility Management System

A few words about the University of Western Macedonia 

The vision in the University of Western Macedonia strategic plan is to establish its presence as a major reference point among Greek and European academic Institution in terms of science and culture. Based on its excellence, academic completeness and the knowledge produced in it, envisions to achieve a high position in the world ranking of academic institutions while, at the same time, to become an institution of substantial support to economic, social and cultural development, both at local and national level.

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