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Accreditations

 

» 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.

Click here and read more about ANSI.
   

» 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 GAP - 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.

   

» 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.

   

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

The GLOBALG.A.P. standard was developed to ensure consumers that food production at the farm level is carried out through the minimization of negative impacts of agricultural operations on the environment, reduction of chemical use, and assurance of a responsible approach to the health and safety-related matters of the employees,and animal health.

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

   

» 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 FOOD: IFS Standards are uniform food, product and service standards. They ensure that IFS-certified companies produce a product or provide a service that complies with customer specifications, while continually working on process improvements.

IFS was founded in 2003 under the name International Food Standard. Since then the company, which records an annual growth of 10,9 percent, has expanded its range by six further standards and operates globally.

   

» IFS LOGISTICSIFS Logistics marks the joint objective of trade and industry to create transparency and trust across the entire supply chain. This IFS standard, specifically developed for storage, distribution, and transportation, as well as loading and unloading activities, is able to be implemented in environments managing both food and non-food products.

   
WQS do Brasil Ltda., the Brazilian company part of WQS Group, is accredited by the following entities:
   
 

 

» CGCRE: 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 measurements and products, by means of 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

Click here and read more about CGCRE.

   

» UTZ: UTZ CERTIFIED is a global certification program which establishes a standard for the responsible production and provision of coffee. UTZ, which means “good” in the Mayan language, provides both the social and environmental quality assurance in coffee production that is expected by the brands and consumers. Today, large companies and cooperatives work directly with UTZ coffee.

   

» PAACO:  PAACO's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and certification of auditors, as well as to develop certification programs, audits and auditing tools.

PAACO has a full-time executive director responsible for continuing its mission and maintaining its policy and programs. Each regional director is responsible for establishing policies specific to their respective areas. The committees are responsible for planning and developing activities to promote the mission of PAACO and to serve the food and feed industries.

WQS do Brasil is also approved by other important food safety schemes. Take a look at them through the website: www.wqs.com.br