Rotterdam Laboratory


Bureau Veritas Rotterdam - achieves full membership to FOSFA

May. 11 2020

An upgrade to full FOSFA membership demonstrates the highest of standards are being met.

Bureau Veritas’ Agri-Commodities Division, provider of a wide array of global testing, inspection & certification services, has achieved an upgraded FOSFA (Federation of Oil Seeds and Fats Association) accreditation for its Rotterdam laboratory. FOSFA accreditation is recognised as the international standard for laboratory practices within the oils and fats industry.

International accreditation will afford Bureau Veritas’ Rotterdam flagship facility greater recognition among regional and international business communities; this achievement will boost client’s confidence in the knowledge that this full membership & upgraded accreditation validates the company’s ability to deliver the highest possible standards, both domestically and internationally, in the quality of its laboratory testing results.

“Colleagues in Rotterdam have worked tirelessly to achieve this upgrade to full membership; it is widely acknowledged amongst the staff that this accreditation was hard to achieve because it signifies being held to the highest of standards put in place by the international community,” said Martijn Sinke, CCE Commodities, Netherlands.

Turnaround times and client communications are fundamental in the global commodities supply chain, a fast-paced environment relying heavily on trust and reputation.

"Upgrading to full the FOSFA membership shows we have a credible system dedicated to client services and are able to deliver high quality test results,” Sinke added.

Full membership to FOSFA has a significant impact on how Bureau Veritas Netherlands continues to deliver high quality testing services to an international client base. With all of the highest quality testing equipment in place, the laboratory is fully compliant and accredited for the 27 mandatory determinations and also a part of the optional tests for the Oils and Fats section.

This level of accreditation underlines Bureau Veritas’s commitment and promise to providing suitable testing methods, test equipment is professionally maintained and calibrated, whilst offering full traceability of analysis results & the delivery of quality assurance that all test and calibration data is documented and recorded.

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