product certification

NABCB provides accreditation to Product Certification Bodies as per requirements of International Standard ISO/IEC 17065:2012 “Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services”. NABCB is also signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) facilitating acceptance of certified products, processes or services within the countries under this arrangement.

The accreditation scheme provides formal recognition of the integrity and competence of Product Certification Bodies (PCB). The certification of products, processes or services will provide confidence/assurance to all interested parties like customers, government authorities, regulators, industries whose products, processes or services are certified, that they comply with specified requirements in standards and other normative documents.

NABCB offers following Product Certification Schemes:

GLOBALG.A.P. is the internationally recognized standard for farm production. G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice – and GLOBALG.A.P. is a voluntary standard for the certification of agricultural products worldwide for safe and sustainable agriculture practices. GLOBALG.A.P. aims to advance the principles of Good Agricultural Practice throughout the world through collaboration, exchange and dialogue to harmonize Good Agricultural Practice all over the world.

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to advocacy, education and leadership in responsible aquaculture. GSA engages stakeholders worldwide who are dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture practices. Through the development of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards, GSA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a one of the leading retail trade associations in the United Kingdom that represents the interests of the retail industry. The BRC engages with government officials, policymakers, and regulators to represent the interests of the retail sector. It campaigns for policies that support a thriving and competitive retail industry, covering areas such as taxation, employment, and regulations.
International Featured Standard (IFS) develop globally recognised product safety and quality standards and programs for companies within the food and consumer goods supply chain. The IFS standards and programs consist of requirements to assess the suppliers of private label and branded products to deliver safe, quality products in line with customer specifications. IFS aims to ensure that consumers trust that the products they find on retail shelves are safe and of good quality.
PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a worldwide organisation promoting sustainable forest management through forest certification and labelling of forest-based products. Products with a PEFC claim and/or label offer assurances that the raw materials that have been used in their manufacture originate from sustainably managed forests and Trees outside Forests (TOF) areas, recycled and controlled sources. The PEFC Council endorses national and regional forest certification systems that comply with PEFC Council requirements.
The Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests, is a registered society of experts, professionals, and stakeholders of natural resources, involved in developing Forest Certification scheme of India-specific and globally benchmarked sustainability standards. The Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) aims to promote the implementation of improved Forest practices in the country and further the development of healthier, sustainable: economically beneficial, environmentally responsible and socially appropriate in accordance with national policies, institutional frameworks and sustainability usage norms.
The Voluntary Certification Scheme for Ayush Products is a certification program that focuses on ensuring the quality, safety, and efficacy of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (collectively known as Ayush) products. The certification scheme is designed to establish standards and guidelines for the manufacturing, packaging, labelling, and distribution of Ayush products. This certification ensures that manufacturers adhere to certain quality standards and practices during the production and manufacturing process.
Indian Good Agricultural Practices, is a certification scheme that focuses on promoting sustainable and safe agricultural practices in India. The IndG.A.P. provides a mechanism which gives direction to farms irrespective of size and resources to introduce quality in their production system to ensure food safety and hygiene thereby increasing acceptability of their produce by consumers and food processing industry.
Certification scheme for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) will ensure that the UAS meet applicable regulatory requirements and secure international acceptability. This product certification scheme is based on the international standard ISO/IEC 17067:2013 and covers the certification of UAS for the flying in visual line of sight, flying in day and night, and flying below 400 feet.
Voluntary Certification Scheme for Medicinal Plant Produce (VCSMPP) is a voluntary certification scheme for medicinal plants based on good agricultural and collection practices to enhance confidence in the quality of India’s medicinal plant produce and make available good quality raw material to the AYUSH industry. The certification can be obtained for two levels i.e., Level 1 and Level 2 based on customer needs.
RMC Plant Certification Scheme is an independent third-party voluntary certification system to assure quality in operations and processes of RMC Plants. The RMC Plants Certification Scheme has two options for certification, one being ‘RMC Capability Certification’ and other being ‘RMC 9000+ Capability Certification’, the later ensuring compliance to the requirements of ISO 9001 also in addition to the QCI Scheme requirements.
The “India Conformity Assessment Scheme (i-CAS) – Halal” has been established by the Quality Council of India as a certification scheme for Halal products. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India has notified this scheme vide its Notification No. 03/2023 on streamlining of halal certification process for export of meat & meat products. QCI i-CAS Halal documents and Scheme Logo is available on QCI Website .
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