Like food for humans, pet food is also regulated and must be pure and wholesome and contain no harmful substances. They must be accurately labeled as well.
Quality assurance involves rigorous product testing throughout the manufacturing process, including testing of specific raw materials, testing as the food is being made, testing of finished products and final product verification.
However, quality assurance should extend outside of the manufacturing process. It should also include strict specifications for material supplies, routine testing of all incoming materials and the use of vendor assurance schemes to monitor supply sources.
Most countries source materials both locally and abroad. Securing the quality of raw materials sourced from overseas is something that needs to be ensured prior to arrival, at the processing facility, or even at origin, prior to shipment.
SGS has a global network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories and more than 56,000 employees. As the preferred partner in quality assurance, SGS can test and certify the quality of ingredients from both local and international suppliers.
SGS can also help implement a proactive method for controlling risks in the entire supply chain and add trust and credibility to your business.
Below are some of the services that SGS provides locally and abroad:
- Analytical Testing
- Nutritional Labeling
- Identity Preserved (IP) Programs
- Auditing, including Supply Chain Audits
- Market Research
- Consumer Testing
We can also create a service package that is customized to meet your unique requirements.
For more information, please contact:
Manager of Trade Services and Business Development
t: (504) 469-6401
SGS Agriculture ServicesThe SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.