When it comes to food safety, raw meat and poultry are among the highest-risk categories, as evidenced by frequent recalls and safety scandals that impact even major brands. To comply with the stricter safety requirements, protect consumer health and uphold their brand reputation, meat and poultry manufacturers must guarantee the safety of their products at every stage: from farms and processing facilities to distribution centers and stores.
QIMA quality control and compliance services help brands and retailers ensure that the meat and poultry products in their supply chain are manufactured to their standards, stored and shipped under proper conditions, and comply with the regulations of their destination market.
QIMA offers a broad range of inspection and testing services that provide you with accurate and reliable information about the quality and safety of your meat and poultry products. Our inspection and testing protocols are prepared based on our extensive know-how, regulatory standards, and your in-house specifications. To ensure effective and objective sampling, we follow the ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) sampling procedure and the World Health Organization Food Code guidelines.
QIMA food supplier audits provide you with reliable information about the state of manufacturing and ethical compliance in your food supply chain. Our auditors will conduct an on-site check of your supplier’s facilities, including farms, ranches, slaughterhouses, cutting plants, game handling establishments, processing plants, and storage.
Hygiene audits (GHP) are designed to ensure that your food suppliers’ facilities abide to international regulations on hygiene.
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) audits help you achieve GMP compliance and secure safety in your meat and poultry supply chain.
Ethical audits investigate your suppliers for social compliance, including working conditions and worker rights, helping you eliminate any instances of labor abuse from your meat and poultry supply chain.
QIMA, through WQS, can audit your processes and systems against the requirements of applicable standards to achieve certification under the following schemes:
QIMA labs are fully accredited to test your products against the standards and regulations of your destination market. We offer over 6,000 tests, ensure reliable sample collection, and deliver accurate results within 48 hours.
Lab tests available for meat and poultry products include:
Nutritional tests and quality indicators: