SGS has been accepted as a Superintendent member of the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association (FOSFA), further extending the support that it offers to Guatemala’s crude palm oil markets.

Guatemala produces 250,000 metric tons of crude palm oil annually, of which 180,000 is exported, and FOSFA certification is now a requirement for traders making shipments. In the role of superintendent, SGS supervises the procedures for shore installations and on board ships in relation to oils, seeds and fats, including palm oil. FOSFA’s aim is for superintendents to improve and standardize the level of quality and service in the interests of all parties.

In addition to weighing and sampling of commodities, SGS’s expertise will be brought to bear on the cleanliness of tanks, the state of tank coatings and the compatibility of different cargoes.

SGS in Central America, with its main office in Guatemala City, offers FOSFA services alongside its existing Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certification services. The company is also present in Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad. Operating across the commodities sector, SGS also delivers services for bulk grains, vegetable oils and fats, sugar, molasses, bananas and many more.

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For further information, please contact:

Lorena Ruiz
Agriculture, Food and Life Operations Manager
SGS Central America, S.A. (Guatemala)
t: +502-23392252

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.