Solutions for the Food Industry

QIMA offers comprehensive solutions that help businesses at every stage of the global food supply chain ensure food safety, quality and compliance.

Solutions for the Food Industry

The ever-growing number of food safety scandals, health scares, and outbreaks of food-borne diseases emphasize the importance of constant vigilance for manufacturers and retailers of food products. Meanwhile, the scale and complexity of food supply chains pose great challenges to traceability, making quality control paramount at every step.

QIMA offers comprehensive solutions for food producers, importers, exporters and retailers, as well as businesses involved in food service and hospitality. From quality control by highly trained inspectors and testing in cutting-edge labs, to supplier audits and certification to internationally recognized schemes, we are perfectly positioned to help you secure your food supply chain, satisfy your market’s requirements, and exceed your consumers’ expectations.

Quality Control for Fresh and Processed Food

Secure your product quality from farm to shelf with the help of QIMA’s professional inspectors. We have extensive expertise in all major categories of fresh and processed food, including fruit and vegetables, berries, fish and seafood, meat and poultry, shelf-stable food, beverages, nuts, grains and cereals, animal feed, and more.

In our inspections, we use the internationally recognized ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) statistical sampling procedure and observe the guidelines of the Codex Alimentarius. This means that the sample we check will always be representative of your food production lot, and not a sample your supplier wants you to check. We dispatch inspectors on-site within 48 hours of your order, and deliver a detailed inspection report to you on the same day.

Explore QIMA's Food Inspection Services here.

Third-Party Ethical and Food Safety Audits

Audits of food production and processing facilities fall into two major categories:

  • Food safety audits, such as GHP, GAP and GMP, help brands, retailers and producers ensure proper practices and improve quality management in their food supply chain
  • Ethical audits, such as factory, ranch or fishing crew audits, are conducted to ensure that ethical standards are observed during food production, and that the supplier’s labor practices preclude human rights violation

QIMA food auditors are professionally certified and specialized by product line, as well as fluent in local languages and business practices. The data collected through QIMA audits is accurate and objective, enabling you to make informed decisions for your food supply chain.

Learn more about QIMA's Audits for the Food Industry.

Certifications to Internationally Recognized Schemes

Achieving certification under one or several internationally recognized schemes helps you improve and harmonize food safety standards in your supply chain, streamlines your access to global markets, and sends a message of quality to your consumers.

QIMA, through WQS, offers certification for numerous GFSI recognized schemes (BRCGS, IFS, PrimusGFS, SQF, GlobalG.A.P.) and other international standards that cover agriculture (fresh produce), food processing, storage and distribution centers and packaging manufacturing.

Find the right Certification Scheme for your food supply chain.

Food Quality Testing and Research

QIMA operates a worldwide network of ISO 17025 accredited food testing and consulting laboratories. Our efficient programs for sampling and testing at the source help you optimize your costs and avoid delays.

QIMA laboratories are accredited to perform tests according to numerous national and international standards. Our laboratory tests will ensure your product meets food safety standards for your destination market, including:

  • US FDA
  • EU Food Law, EFSA, FSA
  • ISO standards
  • AOAC
  • GB
  • WHO Food Codex

Discover QIMA's testing programs for your food supply chain.