Primary Animal Production: Certifications and Audits

QIMA/WQS offers a range of certifications and audits to help companies comply with food quality and safety and animal welfare.

Beef Industry

The beef industry includes breeding, feeding, and marketing cattle with the eventual processing and merchandising of retail products to consumers. The process involves many people and utilizes numerous biological and economic resources. To comply with the modern-day safety requirements, protect consumer health and uphold their brand reputation, beef manufacturers must guarantee the safety of their products at every stage: from farms and processing facilities to distribution centers and stores.

Poultry Industry

Next to meat, poultry is the highest-risk categories for food safety, as evidenced by frequent recalls and safety scandals that impact even major brands. QIMA/WQS helps all participants of the poultry industry secure food quality and safety in their supply chain, with professional inspections, third-party supplier audits, and certifications to internationally recognized schemes.

Risks: Farming & Animal Welfare

For the past 50 years, global demand has been growing and meat production has more than quadrupled.  At a global level the dominant livestock types are poultry, cattle, pig, and sheep, as well as goat to a lesser extent.  The production of meat has large environmental impacts and consumers are worried about the quality, safety, and animal welfare. 

Support: Inspections, Certifications, & Audits

QIMA/WQS can help you comply with the requirements of any government entity or retailer. We offer many schemes for livestock: poultry, beef, pigs, and laying hens.

QIMA/WQS Solutions for Farming of Animals:

Certifications to internationally recognized schemes:  

  • BRCGS 
  • SQF Quality Program
  • SQF Food Safety
  • GLOBALG.A.P. (poultry, CFM)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Global Markets 

Animal Welfare Certification 

Quality Inspections

QIMA Food Safety Audits: 

  • Hygiene Audits (GHP)
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

Why Choose QIMA/WQS for Farming of Animals Certification and Audits?

  • A team with over 30 years of experience in the food industry supply chain, ready to deliver end-to-end solutions to your business.   
  • Specialized in the food industry, with a structure designed to facilitate and expedite the complex certification process and support you every step of the way.  
  • QIMA/WQS counts with local experienced food auditors approved for multiple schemes specializing in all food safety quality areas.
  • More than 9,000 satisfied clients at every stage of the food supply chain.