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"What are your goals? Are you looking to "get by" or do you want to assure that you're creating a company you'd be comfortable with taking care of your family? If they answer yes to the first goal then I'd have them look elsewhere ... but if they're in i
If a potential client was on the fence about whether to work with TUV USA or not, what would you say to them?
"What are your goals? Are you looking to "get by" or do you want to assure that you're creating a company you'd be comfortable with taking care of your family? If they answer yes to the first goal then I'd have them look elsewhere ... but if they're in it to not just satisfy but excel, then I'd refer them to TUV."
Byron Stuck, Director of Operations, Concur Oncology
Why Choose TUV-USA?
We are the right partner when it comes to food safety, and will be happy to assist your company achieve your targets.
- TUV is a recognized brand in the world for over 150 years, and stands for quality, precision and reliability.
- We are a multi-national company, operating in 70 countries through our TUV NORD subsidiaries and being able to provide inspection and certification audits worldwide.
- The auditors are selected after meeting stringent criteria that exceeds industry standards.
- We have competent auditors for every category of BRC and SQF.
- TUV provides a realistic, hands-on approach with a fair cost structure. There are no hidden costs or surprises involved when you get your audit through us.
- Our company culture requires each employee to be customer-oriented. We care for you and your needs, and you will get a friendly staff who are available to answer you in a fast and efficient manner.
What is the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)?
TUV USA is proud to partner with The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI was launched in May 2000 with the purpose of establishing standards for food safety covering the whole food chain.
The GFSI's main task is to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.
A food safety management scheme is recognized by GFSI when it meets internationally recognized minimum food safety requirements. The list can be found at: www.mygfsi.com/schemes-certification/recognised-schemes.html
What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), foodborne illnesses have reached one in six Americans – 48 million people – and is the cause of approximately 3,000 deaths each year in the United States. These figures are likely to be higher as most of the cases are unreported. Because the symptoms are often flu-like, many people may not recognize that the illness is caused by pathogens in food. Those at greater risk are infants, young children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with weak immune systems.
The majority of these foodborne illnesses can be prevented. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed in to law on January 4, 2011 to ensure that the United States’ food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to being proactive and preventing the contamination from occurring. FSMA includes preventative controls, regulation for inspections and compliance testing, as well as regulations regarding the importation of food. These regulations will go into full effect by the end of 2016. To learn more, please see the links below.
Besides the government, various organizations exist to help the food industry implement changes within their organizations to understand food safety, taking measures from risk-based approach (HACCP) and good manufacturing practices (GMP) to prevent occurrence of contamination within their supply chain.
Food safety is no longer considered only a legal requirement, but is now seen as an ethical issue that has direct impact on human life.