|Certification Name||Definition / Description|
|As a world-leading certification body, ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE) works with companies to assure the performance of their business, systems, people and supply chains through management systems certification, verification, assessment and training. ABS QE's global network of auditors play an important role in helping you obtain the necessary certifications to get your product or service to market, giving you and your customers the confidence you need.|
|Their mission is to empower the global food industry to elevate their food safety and grain based production capabilities.|
AIB International was founded in 1919 as a technology and information transfer center for bakers and food processors. Their original mission to "put science to work for the baker," is a theme that remains central to their programs and services. With offices and staff worldwide, AIB is made up of experts in the fields of baking production, experimental baking, cereal science, nutrition labeling, food safety and hygiene.
(Food and Drug Administration)
|Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.|
It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.
(Current Good Manufacturing Practice)
|FDA ensures the quality of drug products by carefully monitoring drug manufacturers' compliance with its Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations. The CGMP regulations contain minimum requirements for the methods, facilities, and controls used in manufacturing, processing, and packing of a drug product to ensure that a product is safe for use and has the ingredients and strength it claims to have.|
(FDA Food Safety Modernization Act)
|FSMA is transforming the nation’s food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to foodborne illness to preventing it. It has implemented rules that ensure the safety of the food supply is a shared responsibility among many different points in the global supply chain for both human and animal food.|
(Forest Stewardship Council)
|FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. It provides a certification which ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.|
|G7 is a method to ensure a similar appearance across multiple devices in the printing industry. G7 certification establishes a procedure to achieve color accuracy from digital proof to printing press.|
(Global Food Safety Initiative)
|With a vision of "safe food for consumers everywhere" the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world.|
(International Organization of Standardization)
|An international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations to ensure quality assurance procedures for many types of manufacturing processes.|
(National Sanitation Foundation)
|Is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies food service equipment and ensures it is designed and constructed in a way that promotes food safety. NSF is internationally recognized and most food service equipment is NSF certified.|
(Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)
|An international, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification; the certification system of choice for small forest owners.|
PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.
(Sustainable Forestry Initiative)
|Is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. This forest certification standard includes measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.|
The standard is used widely across North America, and has strong acceptance in the global marketplace so we can deliver a steady supply of wood and paper products from legal and responsible sources.
FSSC 22000 - Food Safety System Certification
|The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing food safety and quality responsibilities. FSSC 22000 demonstrates a company has a robust and effective food safety management system (FSMS) in place to meet the requirements of regulators, food business clients and consumers. |
FSSC 22000 is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and developed in response to the needs of the international food sector.
SQF - Safe Quality Food
|SQF is a Food Safety Management Certification Scheme used to control food safety risks. Once the food safety management system is implemented it is audited and certified by a third-party certification body.|
The Food Safety Certification requirements provide a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry.
GMI - Graphic Measures International
|Graphic Measures International (GMI) certifies, monitors and measures the performance of packaging suppliers, helping brand owners control variables through print facility certification and scientific, repeatable measurement of global packaging. The organization works with its brand owners, product vendors and packaging suppliers to establish processes that effectively manage production, enhance packaging quality and build brand equity.|
Rainforest Alliance International
|The Rainforest Alliance's mission is to conserve biodiversity by promoting sustainability in agriculture, forestry, tourism and other businesses and to ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.|