SGS has issued the first accredited certificate in China under its FSMA FSVP scheme to Yantai Shuangta Food – China’s largest Longkou fan, pea starch and pea protein processing enterprise. Certification to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) serves as evidence of third-party verification of foreign facilities under the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Compliance with FSMA is a prerequisite for all suppliers and importers looking to market food products in the US.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, SGS provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. The company has more than 97,000 employees and operates over 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide, including India.
Congratulating Yantai Shuangta Food and its employees on this significant achievement, Hank Karayan, program director at SGS Global FSMA said, “FSMA FSVP certification sets a new milestone in global trade. It creates common ground for compliance with supplier verification requirements of US food imports, thus facilitating trade and ensuring the safety of food entering the US market.”
SGS has gained accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to certify the food safety systems of foreign facilities for the purposes of supply chain compliance verification under the FSMA FSVP rule. US food importers can now rely on SGS FSMA FSVP certification as evidence of the verification and compliance of their foreign suppliers.
Li Yulin, general manager at Yantai Shuangta Food said, “We are extremely proud to have led the way in gaining FSMA FSVP certification with SGS. The SGS team was very knowledgeable and rendered the certification process a positive experience for us. As a foreign supplier, achieving compliance with US food safety regulations will be transformative for our business, creating new opportunities to significantly expand our export activity.”