The Food and Drug Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human services, responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, and etc. The FDA also enforces laws that are not directly related to food or drugs, such as sanitation and requirement, and transportation of foodstuffs.
Maersk Line is the largest container ship operator in the world with headquarter in Denmark. It has subsidiaries and offices in more than 135 countries worldwide and around 120,000 employees. Its affiliates engage in terminal operation, tankers, offshore and other shipping activities, and oil and gas activities. BeFlexi has been its freight forwarder for many years and has the global account established.
EC – European Certification
The European Commission represents the interests of Europe as a whole, and its main roles include setting objectives and priorities for action, proposing legislation to Parliament and Council, managing and implementing EU policies, enforcing European Law, and negotiating trade agreements between the EU and other countries.
HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
“HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. ” [ from FDA ]
Quality Management System
ISO is an international organization for standardization. They develop and publish international standards. They have over 19500 international standards published covering many industries, including technology and food safety. Many organizations have adopted different standards and become certified by ISO.
The Container Owners Association is an international organization representing the common interests of all owners of freight containers. It aims to promote common standards in the shipping industry. The COA has been the only and most well-known organization in flexitank industry that operators and manufacturers widely engage in business according to the Code of Practice set established. It also holds rail impact tests for flexitank manufacturers.
The World Halal Council is an international organization being of federation of halal certifying bodies worldwide.
KLBD Kosher Certification is a global kosher certification agency, certifying multi-national food processors and raw material manufacturers.