Intertek Expands Food Network into Africa

  Intertek Expands Food Network into Africa

        Intertek acquires FSA- FOOD SAFETY ASSESSMENT™ in Johannesburg

Business Wire

LONDON -- March 4, 2013

Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has
acquired FSA – Food Safety Assessment™, a leading food assurance company,
based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This acquisition expands Intertek’s
capacity to provide auditing, certification and training services for food
producers and manufacturers in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan region.

Chetan Parmar, Senior Vice President of Intertek’s Food Service said “It’s a
great pleasure to have FSA™ join our global food quality solutions business.
By combining Intertek’s global presence and capabilities with FSA’s position
as a leader in food supply chain assurance in Southern Africa we can extend a
full service solution to the food industry.”

Operating throughout the Southern African region, FSA™ has a strong reputation
for its auditing services to the retail and food service sectors, with
particular expertise in food safety management system auditing. FSA™ counts
some of South Africa’s major food retailers, restaurants and their suppliers
among its clients, as well as key global retailers with a presence in the
Southern African region. Intertek’s acquisition of FSA™ will enhance
Intertek’s ability to support its global clients with their food quality and
auditing needs in Sub-Saharan Africa. FSA’s clients will benefit from
Intertek’s ability to support their international food supply chain needs, as
well as Intertek’s wider portfolio of expert food and food packaging testing,
inspection and certification services.

As part of Intertek, FSA™ will now be able to deliver a larger number of
accredited certifications in the region. These include ISO 22000 (Food
Safety), FSSC 22000 (Food Safety), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control
Points), ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) as well as Good Catering
Practices, Workplace Conditions Assessment and many others. These services
enable the food industry to increase quality assurance and visibility along
the supply chain, both within individual companies and between different
trading parties.

Donna Crockart, Managing Member of FSA™ said; “FSA™ has a service focus
dedicated to adding progressive value to customer’s products and processes,
supporting their success in the global and local market. Our complementary
services and shared values of integrity and service excellence, will dovetail
seamlessly with those of Intertek.”

Chetan Parmar adds; “Increased consumer awareness, globalization and the
demand for safe food has led the food industry to demand more food safety
management systems. This, coupled with local and international developments
within African markets, has led to an increasing demand for local quality
services within a global framework.”

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About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit
www.intertek.com

Contact:

Intertek
Donna Crockart
General Manager, Business Assurance South Africa
Tel: +27 11 975 9833
Donna.crockart@Intertek.com
or
Olivier Onillon
Sub Saharan Africa Business Development Director
Tel: +27 781 209 059
Olivier.onillon@intertek.com
or
Media contacts
Natalie Smith
Global Marketing Manager – Food & Agricultural Services
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 245 8077
Email: Natalie.smith@intertek.com
 
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