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TQCSI has awarded the 2019 International Client of the Year to Hammoudeh Food Industries Company (JO40A/B-FC) of Jordan - one of Jordan’s most advanced national industries, Hammoudeh Food Industries produces, packages and distributes dairy products, including milk, yoghurt, flavoured yoghurt, yoghurt drinks, pudding, cream, ice cream, cheese, fruit juices and flavoured jelly. The Company has developed and implemented a very effective food safety management system and maintains certification to FSSC 22000.

Clients of the Year were also awarded for the following countries:

·        Australia – Workskil Australia Incorporated

·        Bangladesh – The ACME Laboratories Ltd

·        China – Shanghai Outong Electric Co., Ltd.

·        India - Atlanta Electricals Pvt. Ltd.  

·        Indonesia – PT. Veneta Indonesia

·        Iran – Hampar PJSC

·        Japan – Able Co., Ltd. - DaIni Food Processing Centre

·        Japan (OCO) – Asahi Koumuten Co., Ltd.

·        Jordan – Hammoudeh Food Industries Company

·        Korea (AGS Korea) – Yeskin Co., Ltd.

·        Korea – Joonil Industrial Co., Ltd.

·        Malaysia – Maybricks Sdn. Bhd.

·        Philippines - Luis Palad Integrated High School

·        Russia – A1 Auto Limited Liability Company

·        Singapore – Total Facility Engineering Pte Ltd

·        Taiwan - Hua-yu Paper Container Co., Ltd.

·        Thailand - A Foods (1991) Co., Ltd.      

·        Vietnam – An Vinh Packaging Joint Stock Company

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TQCSI has announced the following awards for 2019:

 Regional Office of the Year – TQCSI (Thailand) – TQCSI (Thailand) has been a very stable and reliable Regional Office for TQCSI, ably led by Nuruth Phanichamnuay since 2002. The office is excellently managed by their General Manager and professional administrative staff with a small number of competent auditors. TQCSI (Thailand) consistently demonstrates compliance with TQCSI procedures and audit reporting requirements. While certificate numbers are not high, they have doubled in the last three years and continue to steadily increase, particularly in food safety certification.

TQCSI Auditor of the Year – Mr Peng Liang of TQCSI (China) – Peng Liang (Michael) is an experienced quality, environmental and safety lead auditor, who is also TQCSI (China)’s Marketing Manager. Feedback from clients and other auditors attest to Michael’s professionalism as an auditor. His audit reports fully meet TQCSI’s requirements and are completed in a timely manner, and he consistently follows TQCSI procedures. Michael is also a Regional Assessor for TQCSI Head Office.

TQCSI Employee of Year – Ms Thipawan Inthanee of TQCSI (Thailand) – Thipawan, who is TQCSI (Thailand)’s Assistant Manager – Operations, is a natural leader with exceptional organizational skills. Her ability to plan a strategy and ensure it is implemented accurately and quickly has significantly contributed to the success of TQCSI (Thailand). Thipawan is also a competent quality, HACCP and GMP auditor. 

TQCSI awards Quality House Employee of the Year

This afternoon at our Quality House Christmas lunch, we announced our top contributor for 2019: in recognition of outstanding performance, proactivity, superior dedication and positive attitude on the job we awarded Elijah Skroup as our Employee of the Year.

TQCSI thank Elijah for his efforts in providing an excellent service to our clients through his relentless commitment. 


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At last!  For years it has been difficult, often impossible, to establish the bona-fides of a certificate and claims of ISO certification have been difficult for customers to verify. 

TQCSI has always published our clients’ certificates on our website and the JAS-ANZ Register has duplicated relevant information.  But, incredibly, most other certification bodies and accreditation bodies have not embraced the 20th century miracle of the internet!

Finally, IAF has launched a new website database at https://www.iafcertsearch.org called ‘IAF CertSearch’ as an exclusive global database for accredited management system certifications.

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When you decide your company will get certified against a new standard, you sign your team up to a project comprising multiple tasks and planning – a journey that tends to trigger some doubts and concerns. 

Our in-house expert Carolin Arndt prepared this list of questions our clients usually ask when transitioning to the FSSC 22000 global scheme. Check out the FSSC FAQ:

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TQCSI employees recently supported a new charitable enterprise called ‘Bake a Change’, which is selling cupcakes to give girls in developing countries a better chance at education.

For a school assignment called $20 Boss, three years 8 Henley High school students, Izzy, Anna and Tina, baked, decorated and sold cupcakes to a wide range of people to raise money for girl's education in developing countries. They started a small business and sold different types of cupcakes for $2.50 each and raised $473 altogether, which was the highest amount raised of all the teams taking part. TQCSI was one of the three locations the students sold their cupcakes at and our employees helped raise $140 for the charity ‘Do it in a Dress’ for which the girls are very grateful, and the cupcakes tasted great! Izzy said they also learned a lot about starting a business in the process.

More information can be found at www.onegirl.org.au/ 

Free Webinar: ISO 22000 to FSSC 22000

Craig Bates, President & Managing Director at TQCS International explains in this short lecture how FSSC 22000 is changing the industry with its positive impacts, and why your company might need it.

Understand how to get certified against this standard, and learn about the key steps needed to transition from ISO 22000 to FSSC 22000.


Some of the topics discussed in this short masterclass:

• New ISO 22000:2018 requirements
• ISO 22000:2005 to ISO 22000:2018
• New FSSC 22000:2018 requirements
• FSSC 22000 – Version 4.1 vs Version 5
• ISO 22000:2018 to FSSC 22000 (Version 5)

Learn more about FSSC 22000:

What is FSSC 22000?

Is FSSC 22000 the Answer?



TQCSI has, this month, overtaken SAI Global as the largest JAS-ANZ accredited, management systems certification body in Australia!

From humble beginnings in Adelaide in 1995, TQCS commenced auditing and certifying Australian companies for their management systems. Now the Company has grown to become the country’s biggest management systems certifier operating throughout the world.

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Congratulations TQCSI (China) for being approved by CNCA for auditing and certifying clients to ISO 27001 (Information security management systems - Requirements).

TQCSI is accredited by JAS-ANZ for certifying clients to ISO 27001 and can now do so in China having met all government requirements.

General Manager of TQCSI (China), Liu Changyi, took great pleasure in informing TQCSI's President, Craig Bates, of the milestone over the weekend. TQCSI (China) is expecting to roll ISO 27001 certification out to many of its existing ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 clients.

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Who’d be in the food business with the plethora of regulatory, industry and customer standards, codes, audits and other pre-requisites to satisfy? Seems like you need a good full-time Compliance Manager just to keep up – and who can afford that?

That’s why the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was established; to benchmark food safety programs, which organisations can implement with assurance that it will satisfy all of their major customers’ requirements. Superior organisations would simply require their suppliers to be certified to any one of those GFSI recognised certification programs.

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