Intertek Acquires FSA - Food Safety Assessment™ in Johannesburg
Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has acquired FSA – Food Safety Assessment™, a leading food assurance company, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This acquisition expands Intertek’s capacity to provide auditing, certification and training services for food producers and manufacturers in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan region.
Chetan Parmar, Senior Vice President of Intertek’s Food Service said “It’s a great pleasure to have FSA™ join our global food quality solutions business. By combining Intertek’s global presence and capabilities with FSA’s position as a leader in food supply chain assurance in Southern Africa - we can extend a full service solution to the food industry.”
Operating throughout the Southern African region, FSA™ has a strong reputation for its auditing services to the retail and food service sectors, with particular expertise in food safety management system auditing. FSA™ counts some of South Africa’s major food retailers, restaurants and their suppliers among its clients, as well as key global retailers with a presence in the Southern African region. Intertek’s acquisition of FSA™ will enhance Intertek’s ability to support its global clients with their food quality and auditing needs in Sub-Saharan Africa. FSA’s clients will benefit from Intertek’s ability to support their international food supply chain needs, as well as Intertek’s wider portfolio of expert food and food packaging testing, inspection and certification services.
As part of Intertek, FSA™ will now be able to deliver a larger number of accredited certifications in the region. These include ISO 22000 (Food Safety), FSSC 22000 (Food Safety), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points ), ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) as well as Good Catering Practices, Workplace Conditions Assessment and many others. These services enable the food industry to increase quality assurance and visibility along the supply chain, both within individual companies and between different trading parties.
Donna Crockart, Managing Member of FSA™ said; “FSA™ has a service focus dedicated to adding progressive value to customer’s products and processes, supporting their success in the global and local market. Our complementary services and shared values of integrity and service excellence, will dovetail seamlessly with those of Intertek.”
Chetan Parmar adds; “Increased consumer awareness, globalization and the demand for safe food has led the food industry to demand more food safety management systems. This, coupled with local and international developments within African markets, has led to an increasing demand for local quality services within a global framework.”
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.
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