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Ensure the safety, quality and sustainability of your herbs and spices

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Consumers expect herb and spice products on store shelves and food outlet menus to be safe to eat and drink. At the same time, regulations surrounding the safety, quality and traceability of herbs and spices are becoming more stringent. We can help you to meet consumer and regulatory demands, so you can make your business more efficient and your products more marketable.

Inspection and field services: we monitor consignments of herbs and spices around the world through crop monitoring, fumigation, pre-production hygiene inspections, initial and during production checks, final random inspection (pre-shipment), container inspection/temperature monitoring and loading supervision.

Testing: using cutting-edge technology and the most up-to-date testing standards, we provide multiple forms of microbiological, chemical, and physical and sensory testing to analyze the safety, quality and authenticity of herbs and spices.

Auditing and certification: our broad range of auditing and certification services can help you to meet industry, national and international regulations. Our specialist teams will ensure that your processes and operations meet and exceed the required standards. For compliance with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), we provide auditing and certification to the standards of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification), GlobalG.A.P., International Featured Standard (IFS Food) and Safe Quality Food (SQF).

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): our FSMA audit, training, testing and technical services can help you to ensure compliance across your supply chain. Through a global network of food labs, we can help you to comply with the environmental monitoring, water testing, supply chain and allergen management requirements of FSMA.

Customized audits: complex and diverse global food chains require organizations to be certified against many different international standards. We will combine the parallel requirements of many standards into a customized single audit, reducing operational disruption, time and cost.

Sustainability and social accountability: We can help you to demonstrate to consumers your commitment to sustainable practices. Our sustainability services include program design, pre-audit vendor and in-house communication and training, corporate social responsibility audits, desktop or onsite closeouts of corrective actions, environmental assessments, and data management of results and trends.

Consulting: We provide support, consultancy and training services across the food supply chain. Our services include emergency response, mystery shopping, private label services, health and nutrient content label review, GMO labeling requirements, training and our supply chain management platform – Transparency-One.

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