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FSSAI and ISO 22000 Version 5.1 Food Safety Management System

FSSAI, ISO 22000

FSSAI, ISO 22000

ISO 22000 Food safety management system revolves around Statutory and regulatory requirements laid down by FSSAI. The following recent publications indicate the way the regulation is trying to cover all food industries in its gamut of implementation.

Some of the eye openers which will certainly lead to ISO 22000 Certification of various industries are Hoteliers, Bakers, Food Packers, Spice packing.

Food and Safety administration has warned hoteliers and bakery owners that they will face proceedings under the FSSAI Act if they sell misbranded, substandard and unsafe food items to consumers.

Food and Drug administration has found that packaged foods have more than five grams of salt, according to recent research. This poses a serious risk to the health of people, by consuming high sodium diet. It is recommended for consumers and manufacturers to follow the FSSAI requirements of additives and ingredients. This will not only help consumers in knowing the nutrition facts but also supports in implementing a strong ISO 22000 Food safety management system.

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), in its efforts to streamline the enforcement with use of technology, has decided to ask FBOs to put ‘display boards’ in their premises which will tell customers what these FBOs do when it comes to food safety. This will compliment organisations in initiating a better FSMS Food safety management system such as ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, SQF.

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ISO 17024 Accreditation

ISO 17024 accreditation consultant

ISO 17024 accreditation consultant

Carrying 20 years of experience in training, consultancy, certification and accreditation services, GQS has moved another step into ISO 17024 Accreditation for Conformity Assessment Bodies CABs.

ISO 17024 – Emphasis has been laid on Legal aspects, Security, Confidentiality, Management system including Document control, Record control, Audit process, Management review meeting, Corrective actions, Preventive actions, Financial aspects.

GQS supports right through preparation of  ISO 17024 Manual, Procedures, Designing forms, Implementation support, Internal audit training, Closure of Corrective actions, Followup for closure of Audit findings.

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Impact of changes in AS 9100 Revision D in 2016

AS 9100 Consultant Revision D, 2016 Version, AS 9100 Rev D Training

AS 9100 Consultant Revision D, 2016 Version, AS 9100 Rev D Training

Modifications, Implementation and Certification to AS 9100 Revision D in 2016

Changes to AS 9110 Revision D is being published this year with alignment to the QMS 2015 certification standard. In addition to the previous requirements of AS 9100, the latest revision will focus on key areas such as Preventive actions, Emphasis on Risk analysis, Less importance to Manuals, Incorporation of certain TS 16949 requirements such as Advanced Product Quality Planning and PPAP Pre Production Approval Process.

The changes can be incorporated in a window period of three years from the date of publishing. All certification bodies are getting ready for the accreditation approvals by early 2017.

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ISO 22000 Recognition and beyond FSSC 22000 Version 5.1

FSSC 22000 Consultancy, ISO 22000 Consultancy, ISO 22000 Certification, FSSC 22000 Certification

FSSC 22000 Consultancy, ISO 22000 Consultancy, ISO 22000 Certification, FSSC 22000 Certification

Food Safety – Going the extra mile with ISO 22000 recognition and beyond

By far the greatest challenge for an enterprise involved in the business of food, is maintaining the quality of the food itself through its lifecycle. An enterprise involved in manufacturing food or plating it up for consumption has to essentially manage the quality and thus the safety of the food for its consumer. A solid food management system implementation goes a long way in guaranteeing sustainability for the business enterprise in the long run. You may be located anywhere in the food cycle, be it as a manufacturer of seeds, harvesting in a farm or literally cooking up tasty dishes at your restaurant – the ISO 22000 standard that addresses the issue of food safety management.

ISO 22000 & FSSC 22000 Version 5 – Recognition

WHO estimates that more than 200 diseases spread from poor food handling practices alone. The ISO 22000 Certification is an index of the highest international standard of food safety that you can implement in your organization. If you are a food maker and if you wish to be recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), then you may want to implement FSSC 22000 Certification, which is a Food Safety System Certification for your organization.

Enterprises that have implemented ISO 22000 have seen a drastic turnaround in their businesses. The greatest benefit of this implementation is that you embrace a preventive approach as against a damage-control approach towards hygiene and safety, which can have a positive impact on your bottom line. Besides, once implemented and practiced, you can focus all your energies towards running and enhancing your core business priorities.

Considering that the food chain works on a cascading model, if you are at the top of the food chain, it is all the more critical that you keep contamination at bay, else, the quality issue will cascade down the chain. Not that the criticality of hygiene diminishes if you are in the middle or bottom of the chain. For instance, if you are into packaging or shelving, the quality management process which has been religiously maintained thus far, would be compromised solely because of your inefficiency.

A recall of your product from the market or a rejection or return from your client can dent the image of your organization in the marketplace.

In today’s globalized, competitive economy, the ISO 22000 certification stands you apart, giving you the edge of transparency and commitment.

Call us to know more information or to seek our services on ISO 22000 Consultant, ISO 22000 Consultancy, ISO 22000 Certification.


OHSAS 18001, OHSAS 18001 Consultants, OHSAS 18001 Consultancy, OHSAS 18001 Certificate, OHSAS 18001 Certification

ABC - Always be careful

ABC – Always be careful

Yes every industry needs to know the 18 facts and advantages about OHSAS 18001 Certification

  1. OHSAS 18001 is a management system for any kind of establishment
  2. OHSAS 18001 can be implemented even in offices
  3. Ergonomy audit adds tangible value to the system.
  4. Indoor air quality measurements  helps in estimating the effect on health of workers
  5. Implementation of permits and related procedures helps organisation to control non-routine activities
  6. Measurement or Earth resistance helps to safe guard equipments.
  7. Installation of Earth Leakage Circuit breakers can save humans from fatal electrical shocks
  8. Well maintained Air conditioners helps organisation to control air borne pathogens
  9. Accident analysis helps in identifying the areas for improvements
  10. Medical health records and related data analysis helps in identifying workers who need focus for any treatment.
  11. Legal requirements when identified keeps organisation safe from any non compliance issues.
  12. Programs helps Safety teams to monitor all areas of implementation
  13. Policy dissemination helps vendors and interested parties to know the procedures to follow either on site or off site
  14. Emergency procedures can be well demonstrated by carrying out effective mock drills
  15. First aid trained team helps in giving prompt response during any minor accidents.
  16. Tools such as FMEA or Job risk analysis JRA can be used to identify all kind of risks.
  17. OHSAS 18001 Manuals are not mandatory for certification
  18. OHSAS 18001 Certification can be issued to Schools, Colleges, Industries, Offices or any type of office establishments.

Do you want to know more about OHSAS 18001 Facts to improve  Understanding OHSAS 18001, Information about OHSAS 18001 Consultants, OHSAS 18001 Consultancy, OHSAS 18001 Certificate, OHSAS 18001 Certification in Bangalore, Mangalore, Goa call 9845078743 or 9845313910 or simply drop an email to SHAKTI@GQSINDIA.COM

BRC Consultant, BRC Certification, BRC Consultancy for Packing, Manufacturing, Distribution



British Retail consortium formed in January 1992 is at the forefront which aims at enhancing, assisting, informing and shaping the dynamic industry that is undergoing transformational change.BRC leads the Industry and works with the members to influence the issues and create opportunities that will surely make a positive difference.

BRC certification:

BRC certification sets the standards that manufacturers have to match with, in different product areas, such as food, packaging and consumer products. Most of the retailers in Great Britain/UK expect the suppliers to furnish the guidelines set by BRC global Standards. Procuring BRC certificate will surely provide independent certification that the product or the process will comply with  international standards. This will protect the brand and minimise the risk. BRC certificate stands for the commitment of the company towards the quality process which in turn enables access to top retailers.


BRC aims at  regular checking of schedule of the industry pertaining to sales, food and price inflation, elevating the consumer confidence and value added tax interest.


  • The company meets the guidelines set by HACCP standard
  • Proper iimplementaion of effective quality management system
  • Periodical internal physical audit of products, processes and personnel.


GQS British Retail Consortium or BRC Certification: Consultancy and Assistance

GQS consultants  have an established, experienced BRC Technical team that provides timely expert support to ensure the development of standards through a process of collaboration and continuous improvement. We can help you with the complete  British Retail Consortium or BRC certification process from documentation, implementation, trainings, internal audits and right certification body.

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GMP Consultant, GMP Certificate, GMP Consultancy

GMP consultant, GMP Certification, GMP Consultancy, GMP Training

GMP consultant, GMP Certification, GMP Consultancy, GMP Training

European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients or EFfCI GMP Certification


What is EFfCI GMP Certification?

EFfCI  is the European Federation for cosmetic ingredients- An European trade associtiation which brings together manufacturers of synthetic and natural ingredients for the cosmetic industry. The standard GMP guideline for cosmetic industries was developed 2005 version and revision dates 2010 is available for adoption. It is mandatory for companies in third world countries supplying ingredients to cosmetic manufacturing companies etc to comply with the requirements and apply for certification.

The Importance and Advantages of EFFCI GMP Certification


  • Enhances Brand reliability
  • Internationally recognized GMP system on cosmetic ingredients is obtained.
  • The company will be in line with legal regulations, quality and safety regulations in cosmetic ingredients
  • Assurance of homogenous mixing of all materials
  • Reduction in contamination and OOS risk
  • Reduction in side effects affecting cosmetic products manufacturer and end-users and in legal enforcement and recall of nonconforming products



Standards of EFFCI GMP Certification


The EFfci guidelines ensure cosmetic ingredients are free from harmful contaminants and provide  the company to remain and keep up the good standards though a good manufacturing practice (GMP) certificate.

The new version of the EFfCI guidelines includes three new appendices that set out the requirements for obtaining certification by an independent assessment body when organizations already hold ISO 9001 certification.

  • Appendix Ddetails further requirements needed for certification in addition to those in ISO 9001
  • Appendix Eprovides details of how the GMP certifiable scheme shall be administered
  • Appendix Fprovides guidance on the criteria for auditor training so that they are competent to assess


Top Companies and Organizations with EFFCI GMP Certification


GQSINDIA – EFFCI GMP Certification: Consultancy and Assistance

Our consultants can help you with the complete EFFCI GMP Certification process from documentation, implementation, trainings, internal audits and right certification body.

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HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, HALAL, KOSHER Certification


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points or HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, HALAL, KOSHER Certification 

What is HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, HALAL, KOSHER Certification?

With companies such as ITC Foods, IndoNissin Noodles, Barbeque Nation, Upsouth, Orange county, Golden palm resorts, Cothas Coffee it is time for all organizations to wake up and implement Food safety management.

HACCP is a management system in which safety of food is addressed through  the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from the raw material production, procurement and handling  to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished produce. HACCP includes a wide range of measures that are designed to prevent problems before they occur and for correcting deviations through a systematic way promptly and as soon as they are detected.

This tool of conducting hazard analysis is common in all management system standards such as HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, HALAL, KOSHER Certification.

Subsidy for Certification

The Government has put on hold all subsidies on ISO 22000 / HACCP. Do not fall prey to false claims about Subsidy !! Call 9845313910, 9845078743 to know more details.

The Importance and Advantages of HACCP Certification

HACCP is very important as it prioritizes and controls potential hazards in food production.  By controlling major food risks, such as microbiological, chemical and physical contaminants, the industry can better assure consumers that its products are as safe as good science and technology allows. HACCP certification enables the producers, processors, distributors, exporters and consumers of food products to effectively and efficiently utilize technical resources for assuring complete food safety.

Standards of HACCP Certification

Some of the benefits of HACCP / ISO 22000 FSMS standard are:

  1. To implement, maintain and update a food safety management system that aims at providing quality products that are safe for the consumer
  2. To follow or to comply with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements.
  3. Periodical evaluation and assessing the customer requirements that relate to food safety, in order to enhance the customer satisfaction
  4. Effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customers and the links in the food chain.
  5. To see that the company adopts and follows all the points stated in the food safety policy.
  6. Assist in identifying process enhancements using HACCP
  7. to assist to procure certification in uniformity with ISO 22000:2005
  8. To avoid adverse publicity
  9. To meet the customer satisfaction
  • To create awareness regarding food packaging safety issues.
  • To enhance staff performance by boosting the morale and creating positive ambience in the restaurants, catering, ready-to-eat and food packaging industries.

Typical Organizations which can go for HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, HALAL, KOSHER Certification

Our Food safety clients include industries from Tea Processing, Tea Packing, Coffee Processing, Coffee Packing, Food Catering, Grocery Supply, Hypermarket, Abattoir, Restaurants, Kitchen, Gherkin Processing, Fruit Pulp, Flour Mill, Food Packaging, Food Court, Beverages, Water manufacturing, Food additives, Oil mill etc.

GQS HACCP Certification: Consultancy and Assistance

GQS consultants can help you with the complete  HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC, HALAL, KOSHER Certification process from documentation, implementation, trainings, internal audits and right certification body.



HBL Power Systems Ltd Hyderabad signs with GQS

HBL AS 9100, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015

HBL AS 9100, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015


HBL Power system Ltd, Hyderabad a listed company with expertise in many kind of batteries supplying to Aerospace industry, Shipping, Power electronics reposes trust in GQS for trainings and advisory services in AS 9100 related topics such as First Article Inspection and Root cause analysis.

GQS has been in the forefront of conducting open house and in house trainings on General topics related to QMS or specific training requirements of AS 9100. Our training team is qualified to customise trainings to suit the organisational manufacturing process. Most trainings are supported with lot of workshops to make it more practical and understandable.

The team from HBL appreciated our efforts in customising the training module.

Interested in AS 9100 Training, AS 9100 Consultancy, AS 9100 Certification contact 9845313910 or 9845078743

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ISO 9001:2015 Consultancy

ISO 9001 2015 Consultant

ISO 9001 2015 Consultant

Why is 9001:2015 needed ?

GQS consultacy , truly believes that customer loyalty is return business. based on the need of the clents,an organisation can target the demographics and enhance the revenue by delivering the quality products which client is looking for . As ISO 9001:2015  enhances the quality standards of the products, its needed for the company. Here is the platform provided by GQS consultants, who are promising and provide positive training and  guidance in procuring the certification with ISO standards.


A team of good leaders will establish unity and direction quickly in a business environment. Their goal is to motivate everyone working on the project, and successful leaders will minimize miscommunication within and between departments. GQS CONSULTANCY, plays a vital  role that  is intimately intertwined with the ISO 9001 principles.

GQS training for ISO certification:

Every person in the company is responsible for its positive growth and success. Involvement of GQS consultancy in training will lead to a personal investment in a project and in turn create motivated, committed workers. These people will tend towards innovation and creativity, and utilize their full abilities to complete a project. If people have a vested interest in performance, they will be eager to participate in the continual improvement that ISO 9001 facilitates.

 GQS consultation services enhances Continual Improvement of the company:

The objective of  every company is to enhance its productivity through quality product delivery. Through increased performance, a company can increase profits and gain an advantage over competitors. If a whole business is dedicated to continual improvement, improvement activities will be aligned, leading to faster and more efficient development.

Ready for improvement and change, businesses will have the flexibility to react quickly to new opportunities. GQS consultancy helps the company in the auditor training that will surely aim at progressive and positive monetary growth of the company and clients.



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