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, a growing number 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). By clicking on this hyperlink you will be able to verify our certification credentials and search for information on all of the companies that are certified by Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC to the standards below.
GFSI benchmarked schemes include:
Winning SQFI's inaugural Certification Body of the Year in 2010, clearly demonstrates that Mérieux NutriSciences Certification LLC can service customer need with auditors in almost all food sector categories and, through our commitment to practical outcomes, deliver a cohesive approach to help you achieve your Food Safety Management System objectives.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for approval. MNCertification reserves the right to edit any mentions of the Mérieux NutriSciences brand prior to printing or posting information.