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What is the  FDA:?

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

What does FDA do?

Protecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; ensuring that human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective.

Registrar SQC's FDA Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program service will:
Assist in registering your cosmetic establishment with FDA.
Issue Certificates documenting your registration to your customers and suppliers that your establishment and product ingredients have been voluntarily registered with FDA.

FDA Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program

Registrar SQC's FDA Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program service will:
Submit your Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement (CPIS) filings to FDA.
Issue Certificates documenting your registration to your customers and suppliers that your establishment and product ingredients have been voluntarily registered with FDA.

HALAL

Halal is often used in reference to foods and drinks, i.e. foods that are permissible for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic Shariʻah (law). The criteria specifies both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. The foods addressed are mostly types of meat and animal tissue,hallal is any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law.

E-Numbers Listing Halal

PSI
For greater confidence in your operations, you need an end-to-end approach to inspection. One that factors in accountability, consistency and compliance at every stage. SQC’s inspection services do just that. Services that include infrastructure and construction inspection, installed equipment inspection, factory inspection, hygiene inspection as well as Pre- Shipment Inspection.

SQC has the presence and resources to protect your interests anywhere in the world. Globally respected as a provider of inspection services, SQC certificates are valued by global trading houses, financial institutions, and government and non-governmental food aid organisations.

The benefits:
Protection of government revenues through the assessment of imports by experienced staff, thereby preventing the unjustified transfer of foreign exchange to other countries and the collection by Customs of insufficient duties and taxes
Trade facilitation through an accelerated clearance process for importers
Increased security by ensuring compliance with prevailing international regulations and guidelines.

SQC Group of Companies (SQC) stands at the forefront of Inspection consultation,in the region and acknowledged as a pioneer in providing consultation& training for the following Inspection services with an impressive and comprehensive network of our subsidiary companies.

What is Organic?

Your food choices have a lasting effect on your family and shape their eating habits, but shopping can be challenging when we’re all bombarded with food labels appearing in various sizes and forms on the packaging, in the ingredient list, or on stickers. The “Certified Organic” label can help you make informed decisions at the farmers’ market or the supermarket. Feeding your family organic food reduces your risk of exposure to pesticides, antibiotics, and

hormones, and promotes the development of long-lasting, good eating habits.

Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, retailers and restaurants.

Requirements vary from country to country, and generally involve a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping that include:

SQC generally deals only with products that have passed the Product Certification Scheme. In order to ensure the availability of economical yet superior materials, supplies and equipment, the product would be required to comply with current SQC specifications through a product evaluation process, factory audit as well as field trial.

General Requirements

The following are general requirements for the Product Certification scheme:

Only products that are deemed critical and those that will have a direct impact on safety, reliability and revenue would require certification. Each division in SQC is required to list products that would require Product Certification and to update this list periodically.
New products to SQC system and those installed as part of a pilot project would not require Product Certification Scheme. The certification is also not applicable to products that are procured on single, 'one-off' basis and to products without SQC specifications.
The Product Certification applicants must be a product manufacturer or assembler. The Product certificate will be issued to the manufacturer or assembler of the product and not to the trader /agents. An appointed agent of the manufacturer however, could utilize the certificate issued to the manufacturer/ assembler for the purpose of conducting business with SQC.
A Certificate is awarded for products that have fully complied with type test requirements, passed the required field trial period (of up to six months). In addition, the production facility is required to comply with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System or equivalent standard. The Product Certificate shall be valid for a period of three (3) years and will be renewed upon satisfactory compliance with certification requirements
A formal application for the Certificate shall be submitted together with all required supporting documents. Applicants shall be required to comply with the Terms and Conditions for Product Certification. Fees due for the application for a new certificate or to renew an existing certificate shall be  paid at the time of submitting the application.
Certificate for Product Acceptance

Figure below shows the process flow for a new application for product certification and the approximate time period for the different stages of the process.

Certificate for Product Acceptance