United States Food and Drug Adminsitration (USFDA)
- USFDA is an organization under the Department of Health and Human
Services. They set the standards in US to be met by food manufacturers
to promote and protect public heath. These standards cover a wide array
of products from food to pharmaceuticals.
Orthodox Union (OU)
- OU is a certifying agency following the teachings of the the Jewish
law (Kosher approved). It is based in New York and generally recongized
by the North American Jewish and non-Jewish alike. They ensure that
products comply from the ingredients, equipments and actual prepration
standards set by the Torah and Jewish Dietary Laws.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- CFIA is a branch of the Canadian Government responsible for 14 inspection
programs and services that are related to foods, plants and animals
across Canada. They abide by the standards that were established by
Earth Island Insititue Dolphin Safe
- Earth Island Institute is an independent comapny monitors tuna catchers
and processing companies all over the globe. They ensure that catching
methods do not harm any dolphins and protect the ecosystem. Furthermore,
they inspect that processing plants only produce tuna caught using menthods
that are dolphin friendly.
British Retail Consortium (BRC)
- BRC is the leading trade organization in the UK. They represent all
forms of retailers in the UK from independently owned stores to big
chain supermarkets and department stores. Companies supplying retail
chains under their private label food products have to complywith the
BRC standard, they are the industry-wide benchmark for quality and food
satefy. BRC widened its reach to the world retail market, with brand
owners in USA requiring this accreditation as well.
International Food Standard (IFS)
-IFS is a globally reconized standard for auditing retailer and wholesaler
branded food product suppliers. These standards can only be applied
for processed food products or when there is a hazard for product contamination
during processing and packaging.
European Union (EU)
-The European Union is the economic and political union of 27 European
Member States. They have established their standards based on Codex
Alimentarius for acceptable food products to be exported to Europe.
These strict standards only allowed accredited companies to export to
Europe, without any accreditation a company will not be allowed business
in any EU member country.
Islamic Dawah Council (IDC)
-The IDC Philippines is a duly recognized Halal certification and accreditation
authority in thePhilippines. They standards ensure that food to be served
to Muslim countries have been prepared and processed complying with
Muslim Dietary Laws