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Accreditations and Credentials

 

» ANSI: (American National Standards Institute) is a private and not-for-profit organization which administrates and coordinates the North-American system of voluntary standards and conformity.

Regarding affiliations, ANSI is the official representative of the U.S. before the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and before the International Standardization Organization (ISO). In addition, it is by means of the National Committee of the U.S., the official representative before the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

This institute is also the North-American member of PASC (Pacific Area Standards Congress) and of COPANT (Pan American Standards Commission).

ANSI’s main mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems.

   

» INMETRO: Brazilian Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology – Inmetro – is a federal autarchy linked to Ministry of Development, Industry, and International Trading. Its mission is to provide Brazilian society with confidence in the measurements and in the products, by means of the metrology and conformity assessment, promoting harmonization of the consumption relations, innovation and competitiveness in the Country.

Inmetro’s Accreditation General Coordination (Cgcre) is the accreditation body of the conformity assessment bodies recognized by the Brazilian Government.

WQS is able to provide the certification of products OCP no. 0044.

   
» INN - ChileNational Institute of Normalization, a private foundation created by CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción), is a technical and not-for-profit body which contributes for the productive development of the country, formalizing the use of technical norms by public and private entities, and accrediting companies and certification bodies.
   

» BRC: Developed by British Retail Consortium (BRC), it is a commercial organization of the United Kingdom which represents the interests of its retailers; Global Standard BRC – Food – was created to establish a standard for due diligence and approval of the suppliers.

The standard has a comprehensive scope of product safety areas, as well as the ones of legal responsibilities and due diligence for both suppliers and retailers.

BRC certification is a requirement for the food companies intending to trade in the market of the United Kingdom and Europe. BRC is also adopted as a GFSI-recognized standard, being a requirement for several market players worldwide.

   

» IFS: IFS Food is a GFSI-recognized standard to audit the food quality and safety in the processes and products of food companies. It is applicable to companies that produce food and package single unit products or products in bulk. 

IFS Food is applicable where there is a product production process with a contamination hazard during such production process. The most important distributors in Europe require IFS certification from their suppliers included in their supply chain.   

IFS is also adopted as a GFSI-recognized standard, being a requirement for several market players worldwide.

   
» MAPA: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (Mapa) is responsible for the management of public policies to stimulate the farming by the furtherance of the agribusiness and by the regulation and standardization of services related to the sector.  
   
» SINDIRAÇÕES: For the animal feed sector in Brazil to provide updated, standardized information and evidences in a global language, Sindirações’ scope comprehends all the segments in the sector: ingredient manufacturers, premix, feed, supplement, additive, and pet food, among others.
   
» UTZ: UTZ CERTIFIED is a worldwide certification program which establishes a standard for the responsible production and provision of coffee. UTZ, which means “good” in the Mayan language, provides the social and environmental quality safety in the coffee production that is expected by the brands and consumers. Today, large companies and cooperatives work directly with UTZ coffee.
   
» SAG: Chilean Ministry of Agriculture, whose purpose is to control the primary producer or subsector of  economy, including the agriculture, livestock and forestry, aiming at the production of seeds, grains, vegetables, fruits, forage plants, industrial cultures, vines, cattle and other terrestrial animals raising, forest products, native plantation and commercial forests, among others.
   

» GLOBALGAP: A private organization which establishes voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products worldwide. 

GLOBALGAP standard has been developed mainly to reinforce for the consumers that the food production at the agricultural production units is carried out through the minimization of the negative impacts of the agricultural operations on the environment, reduction of the chemical intakes use, and assurance of a responsible approach of the health and safety-related matters of the employees, and animal health.

Globalgap is responsible for over 112,000 certified producers, 1,400 trained inspectors and auditors, certifying more than 409 different agricultural products. 

   
» FOAG: : FOAG (Federal Office for Agriculture) is part of the Swiss federal department of economic affairs, whose objective is to provide the population with proper food, to maintain the natural resources and the rural landscape, in addition to maintain a decentralized settlement standard throughout the country.
   

» ABIC: In 2004, ABIC – Brazilian Association of the Coffee Industry – launched the coffee quality program – PQC – a new certification and food safety program for the roasted and crushed coffee.

PQC is a certification program for the roasted and crushed coffee or roasted coffee in beans. PQC permanently monitors the certified brands, collecting samples in the market and analyzing them in laboratories.

   

» SELO PAULISTA: : The Government of the State of São Paulo, through the Department of Agriculture and Supply, created by the Law 10,481, as of 12/29/1999, the “Produto de São Paulo” Seal, as part of the System of Quality Certification for Agribusiness Products.

The (voluntary adhesion) system certifies products which have a unique superior quality, by means of the control throughout the productive process in compliance with the principle known as “from the seed to the plate”. 

It is a “product quality assurance seal” with verification of its processing and origin records to provide the consumer with a unique quality product. 

   

» FRIEND OF THE SEA: : It is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve the marine habitat.

It is also the most important international certification for sustainable agriculture and fishing products.

Friend of the Sea criteria is led by FAO guidelines for marine fishery products. Specifically, only products from non-exploratory origin can be certified. (Article 30, FAO guidelines).

   
» SQF: Big demand for food has brought the need for control and monitoring of the production process from farm to distribution, and that's where the SQF enter. The SQF is a program recognized by the GFSI, retailers, producers and large companies in the worldwide food industry. Its main objective is to ensure that food recognized by this program come from a reliable source and to ensure a healthy food.
   
» PAACO:  PAACO's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and certification of auditors, as well as review and / or certification programs, audits and auditing tools.
The PAACO has a full-time executive director responsible for continuing its mission and maintain its programs and policy. Each director is active in volunteering their services and to establish policy. The committees are responsible for planning and developing activities to promote the mission of PAACO and serve the food and feed industries.
   
» PrimusGFS: At long last years of large food companies have deployed the system audits in the standards accepted worldwide.
The PrimusGFS is recognized by the GFSI requirements and copper as BPA - Good agricultural practices, GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices and how the food management systems.
The PrimusGFS covers the entire chain of pre and post production supply to the supply.