March 20, 2019
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that SGS North America Inc. of Rutherford, NJ has become a certification body (CB) accredited under FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for the following program scopes: Preventive Controls for Human Food; Juice HACCP, and Seafood HACCP. Additionally, ANSI has accredited NSF Certification, LLC of Ann Arbor, MI as a certification body (CB) under FDA’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for the following program scopes: Preventive Controls for Human Food; Juice HACCP, Seafood HACCP, and Produce Safety.
This accreditation means that SGS North America Inc. and NSF Certification LLC have been given the authority to conduct food safety audits and issue food and facility certifications for their relevant program scopes.
Certifications issued by CB’s accredited through FDA’s Accredited Third Party Certification Program can be used by importers to establish eligibility for participation in the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), and in certain circumstances FDA can require that imported products be certified before entering the United States.
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