Organized on the principle of "Assuring Quality, Ensuring Standards,"
Quality Assurance Consultants offers support through its diverse
professionals in the vital fields of inspection, non-destructive
evaluation, ISO, HACP, GMP consulting, program development and
training. QASCN's expertise and perspective, acquired through the
exacting standards demanded by our clients, can help your organization
maximize productivity and provide you with a fresh look at your
technical requirements. QASCN, starting in April 2000, has helped many
major exporters and other corporates' of the southern India, attain Quality Certifications.
Does Your Organization Need ISO?
Do all companies need ISO-9000? The answer, of
course, depends on the objective of each firm. Many of the small to
medium-sized businesses that work with the 105 Export Assistance
Centers throughout the country have found it useful and increasingly
important in their efforts to win and retain clients overseas. Firms
say it improves the sense of quality within the organization, builds
confidence, provides for a means for continuous improvement and
improves customer acceptance.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a
food safety management system where an organization in the food chain
needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in
order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. It
is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are
involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems
that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any
requirements of ISO 22000:2005 can be accomplished through the use of
internal and/or external resources.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
is a systematic preventative approach to food safety that addresses
physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention
rather than finished product inspection. HACCP is used in the food
industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key
actions, known as Critical Control Points (CCP's) can be taken to
reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized. The system
is used at all stages of food production and preparation processes.
Today HACCP is being applied to industries other
than food, such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
This method, which in effect seeks to plan out
unsafe practices, differs from traditional "produce and test" quality
assurance methods which are less successful and inappropriate for
highly perishable foods.
QASCN specializes in helping small, start up
pharmaceutical and food processing firms establish efficient,
cost effective quality systems that will pass inspection and
produce high quality products. We also work with larger firms
to review current systems to make them more efficient and robust
enough to stand up to current regulatory challenges.
If your company wishes to have QASCN drive
the implementation to comply with the GMP, we offer an
implementation service that follows a 5-step methodology: Gap
assessment, quality management system upgrade, training,
internal audit, and certification audit. We will provide and
generate all the required documentation to meet the requirements
of the standard. The implementation usually involves
streamlining and simplification of your operation to take full
advantage of the benefits of the standard.