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Quality Assurance (QAS-India) - Quilon was born in 1994 to help and assist the buyers, to remove their anxieties and hardships. Subsequent to the globalization of economy and introduction of free trade, the statutory governance of quality issues was done away within India in the nineties. Mr. P.R.Prasannakumarji (Babu) who had about three decades of QC experience in the Govt. organizations founded QAS in July 1994 in Quilon, often hailed as the Mecca of cashew nuts.
Export trade in food and agricultural products has always been plagued with problems of quality, quantity, price, hygiene, packing delayed deliveries etc.. The buyer sitting thousands of kilometers away was most often unable to control many of these factors.
 The growth of QAS was phenomenal. Branches were opened in Madras, Calicut in 1995. Within a couple of years QAS opened its own food quality analysis lab (QASL) at Quilon and branch offices in Mangalore, Pune, Kuzhithurai and Cochin. A team of dedicated officers with many years of QC experience in governmental organization and in the industry joined QAS to make it the unquestionable leader among the Quality assessment institutions in India. By 2000 the consultancy services wing of QAS the Quality Assurance Consultants (QASCN) commenced operations. As the managements systems of ISO, GMP, HACCP etc became essential adoptions for improvement in export trade, the services of the consultancy division are being utilized by a number of food processing and drug manufacturing units in South India.
Currently Quality Assurance (QAS) and Quality Assurance Laboratories (QASL) carry out pre-shipment inspections of processed cashew nuts consignments purchased by more than 100 international buyers. About 2500 containers per annum are inspected and certified by the QAS inspection teams spread across the country. Raw cashew nut consignments imported from African countries are also surveyed and assessed at the request of Indian cashew processors.
Quality Assurance Consultants (QASCN) has prepared and helped more than a dozen food and drug processing units to obtain the coveted ISO certification.
 For the development of the trade and industry, custom designed in-house training programmes, classroom study sessions, practical training on modern lab equipments etc are routinely arranged and conducted by Quality Assurance group of institutions. Apart from this the export fraternity in India and abroad frequently utilizes the services of QAS to solve and settle their quality related disputes amicably.
 The academic wing of Quality Assurance Laboratories gives guidance and training for the Graduate & Post Graduate students of various South Indian Universities in food related subjects, microbiology, applied chemistry and food technology. They also provide facilities for preparation of projects for fulfillment of the academic curriculum.

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