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ETS Presents Overview and Audit Short Course at Sinobioway

Thursday, April 2, 2015  
Posted by: Jonathan Loeb

As part of the outreach trip to China, ETS and Croplife China organized a short coursefocused on the ETS program, auditing and the commitment made by members to analyze their operations and implement stewardship and quality management across their plant biotechnology operations. The event was hosted by ETS member, Sinobioway Bio-Agriculture Group Co, LTD at the Sinobioway headquarters in Beijing.

Chris at Sinobioway

More than 60 participants from ETS member companies and related organizations heard details on the ETS program’s main components including availability of technical resources, communications and membership efforts and information on the ETS audit program. ETS Executive Director, Chris Holdgreve, presented a seminar on ETS and the ETS Auditing Program. Participants learned about the various operations included in an ETS audit, the determinations that qualified ETS auditors make and the types of evidence that an organization may provide to assist the auditor in making their determinations. Issues related to product identification and traceability, record keeping and data governance were also covered.

This was followed by a presentation on the implementation experience of Sinobioway by Deputy General Manager Dr. Guihua Lu. Dr. Lu highlighted the critical need to focus employees on stewardship and quality management during each phase of the product life-cycle. He noted the important steps Sinobioway took towards implementation in their labs, greenhouses and field trial sites.

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