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Food Safety Certification and Security Services
TÜV SÜD America Inc. now utilizes its internationally recognized auditing, testing, inspection and certification expertise to support the food safety industry. In Europe, TÜV SÜD's food safety entity, VITACERT, is working with hundreds of clients including farms, producers, retailers and government agencies to improve the safety and quality of the feed and food supply chain, to ensure compliance with local and international requirements as well as increased consumer confidence.
Prevention is key to ensuring a safe food supply. When ordering a meal, whether fine cuisine or fast food, or shopping at the local supermarket, it is naturally assumed that the food will be safe and suitable for consumption. Yet experience tells us that food-borne illness and injury are ever present in our world. Drawing on the methods and technologies successfully used in the European Union, TÜV SÜD America offers food safety certification & security services in the following areas:
Why is food safety
Food recalls cost both manufacturers and exporters millions of dollars and can often cause long-lasting damage to a company's brand reputation. In today's competitive market, all it takes is one costly recall associated with a product to put a company in jeopardy. Food safety is clearly a top priority. Larger companies involved in the global market have begun mandating that their vendors implement a quality management system to ensure the safety of the food they supply.
In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allocated more than $1 billion in its 2010 budget for food safety initiatives to develop preventative controls to avoid food-borne outbreaks, create an integrated inspection system, and increase information technology used to support food security.
To ensure the safety of their product and effectively manage their supply chain, companies are relying more and more on food safety certification programs and management systems.
They can also reduce risks and recalls by engaging a single-source food safety partner such as TÜV SÜD America. As this partner, we can help improve operational efficiency, increase transparency within the entire supply chain, add impartiality into the sourcing mechanism, and offer insights on improving process systems.
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