LEGAL REFERENCES :
- Law no. 28-07 on the health safety of food products and its implementing decrees;
- Law no. 12-06 on standardization, certification and accreditation and its decrees of application.
- Standardization: Development, Publication and Implementation of reference documents called standards;
- Standards: This is a reference document approved by a National Standards Body with rules, guidelines or features, for activities or their results and providing solutions to technical and commercial problems which arise repeatedly, for the purpose of reconciliation between economic, scientific, technical and social partners.
TYPOLOGIES OF STANDARDS :
- Basic standards: They cover terminology, metrology, conventions, signs, symbols…
Specification standards: They set the characteristics of a product or service and their performance thresholds to be achieved (suitability for use, interface and interchangeability, health, safety, environmental protection, standard contracts, documentation accompanying the product or service, etc.).
- Standards of test and analysis methods: These standards measure the characteristics and performance of a product.
- Organizational and service standards: They relate on the one hand to the description and modelling of the functions of the company (maintenance, value analysis, logistics, quality management, production management, etc.) and on the definition and performance of service activities.
WHO DEVELOPS MOROCCAN STANDARDS ?
Moroccan standards are examined in the standardization committees which are composed of the following representatives:
- Administration and public institutions concerned by the sector in question;
- Manufacturers, service providers or/and their representative organisations;
- Conformity assessment bodies;
- Research and training establishments;
- Consumers or users;
- Non-governmental or trade union organisations.