Across the globe, meals have largely become an “international affair” for consumers. During a typical dinner, a family on either side of the equator can dine on beef from Argentina, lettuce from Columbia, strawberries from Mexico, mushrooms from China, cheese from New Zealand, and spices from Turkey.
In today's global marketplace, consumers are demanding assurances they are purchasing safe and quality food products. Wanting the same assurances, growing numbers of retailers and manufacturers are requiring suppliers to demonstrate their commitment to safe and quality products through highly recognized global certification schemes, such as those that are benchmarked and recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC is an independent subsidiary of Mérieux NutriSciences established to provide clients with certification to many internationally recognized schemes. We are accredited through the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) to provide certification for the following GFSI programs:
- SQF Safe Quality Food
- BRC Global Standard for Food
- Freshcare Food Safety & Quality - On Farm*
- Freshcare Food Safety & Quality - Supply Chain*
- FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification
We can also offer formal certification to:
- Freshcare Environmental*
- HACCP, GMP and GAP
- HARPS (Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme)
- ESA (Egg Standard Australia)
- Animal Welfare
- ISO 9001 Quality Management System
- ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System
*Freshcare training is a pre-requisite for Freshcare certification. At least one person (per grower) must be trained and accredited by Freshcare before the Freshcare audit can be arranged. Contact us if you need our assistance to find a Freshcare trainer in your area.
As an accredited Certification Body, Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC can help you to become a certified trade partner with the leading Australian retailers:
As an accredited Certification Body, Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC fully endorses the principle of impartiality as a fundamental platform to demonstrate that all decisions in the audit and certification process are based on objective evidence of conformity and are not improperly influenced by other interests or by other parties. In this regard, the following protocols are in place:
- Auditors are required to sign a conflict of interest declaration for each audit conducted
- Auditors are rotated based upon scheme requirements but at a minimum of every 3 years
- Audit reports are reviewed by a technical reviewer who was not part of the original audit team
- Certification decisions are made by an individual independent of the audit process
- An advisory council comprised of industry stakeholders has been formed and is available to review any conflicts and risks.
If you need additional information or have an issue with the findings of your certification audit, a complaint about an auditor of ours, or anything else you would like us to further investigate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our dedicated compliance team will work with you to investigate the issues or concerns you’ve raised.
Our complaint process begins with the receipt of information from the stakeholder. Upon receiving this information, our compliance team will verify receipt through return email and will initiate the investigation process. The initial investigation is expected to be completed within 15 working days and may involve requests for additional information/details, telephone conversations, or additional on-site assessments, depending upon the situation. After completing the investigation a written response will be provided to the stakeholder outlining the results.
Publicizing your certification and audit results
You may post and share your certificate or audit participation document in its entirety. Any other use of these documents, including cropping, modifying or using the MNCertification logo is not permitted. Individual scheme owner requirements must also be followed for any use of their logos or information.
If you wish to promote your certification or audit in ways other than by posting the participation document or scheme approved logos, please send proofs on any mentions about your certification or audit prior to its posting or distributing to email@example.com for approval. MNCertification reserves the right to edit any mentions of the Mérieux NutriSciences brand prior to printing or posting information