Latest Services Latest Services Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:10:52 +0530 en-us ISO 9001 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 ISO 9001 - Quality Management System   Every Organization wants to be successful but without continual efforts & improving quality, no organization can achieve its objectives and quality is the best business plan. How can a company improve its quality & productivity? The answer is ISO 9001. ISO 9000 is the series of standards which provide guidance & tools for organizations who want to ensure that their products & services consistently need customer requirement. The goal of ISO 9001 is increasing productivity, reducing unnecessary cost, customer satisfaction, business efficiency & ensuring quality of process & products."Without a ISO Standard, there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking a action"   This is based on the concept that certain minimum characteristics of a QMS could be usefully standardized giving mutual benefits to suppliers and customers and undoubtedly focus on process rather than product/service quality. This can be used by internal and external parties including certification bodies to assess the organization's ability to meet customer statutory and regulatory requirements.ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9001:2015 is based on "High Level Structure" which is developed by highly reputed organization is to improve alignment among its international standards for management system. This new and revised structure is Risk Based Thinking and Risk Assessment. Organizations should recognise and evaluate potential risks and after identifying these risks, organization can avoid it or develop appropriate and effective actions to minimize its impact. ISO 9001:2015 has eliminated the terms "Documents, Procedures, Records". All of these terms have been replaced with the ubiquitous, Documented Information. The rationale of this change is that it opens the door to greater understanding and acceptance of alternative methods of controlling QMS.This new revised standard has three informative annexes - Annex A gives clarification on the new structure, terminology and concepts; Annex B provides refreshed QMS principles; Annex C gives details related to QMS standards from ISO 10000 series.Key Changes   Management responsibility is being replaced with leadership. High level Annex SL structure based. Term product is being replaced by products and services. New clauses and sub clauses are the introduced relating to context of organization. Common terms and core definition. In brief, this new and revised standard of QMS can also enhance work productivity; employment growth will be proportionately less than sales growth, leading to.What are the benefits of  ISO 9001 Quality Management?   Provides continuous assessment and improvement. Allow you to become a more consistent competitor in your marketplace. Mandatory if you want to tender for some public sector work. Better quality management helps you meet customer needs. More efficient ways of working will save time, money and more resources. Improved operation Performance will cut errors and increase profits. Motivate and engage staff with more efficient internal process. Win more high value customers with better customer service. ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 ISO/TS 16949:2009ISO/TS 16949:2009, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.ISO/TS 16949:2009 is applicable to sites of the organization where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service, are manufactured.Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote (such as design centres, corporate headquarters and distribution centres), form part of the site audit as they support the site, but cannot obtain stand-alone certification to ISO/TS 16949:2009.ISO/TS 16949:2009 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain.Cost:-What is the cost of an audit to ISO/TS 16949:2009 ?Charges for ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certification may depend on the size, location, Complexity of operation, Processes and it’s inter relevance. Acumic produces a guidance price list based on company nature & size. For a Quotation please get in touch with us either by sending your inquiry through mail to or call us at 0522-4072356, Tel: +91-9918766617.Apply:-Contact Us: If you plan to go for ISO Certification, you may ask for Quotation by providing your organization’s information in application form, you can download the application form by clicking on Download link available at the website or submit your inquiry through feedback. Alternatively you may send your inquiry through mail to  or call us at 0522-4072356 Tell: +91-9918766617 Sector-specific applications of ISO/TS 16949 ISO 14001 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 ISO 14001 Environment Management System   Businesses often forget about the culture/environment and ultimately they suffer for it because they cannot deliver good service from unhappy employees. To be competitive on both in national and global basis organization must adopt a forward thinking approach in developing their managing strategies. Management system standard such as ISO 14001 help an organization to better control its processes. It is the world’s recognised framework for EMS (Environment Management System).ISO 14000 series includes generic standards which may be broadly classified according to the six Categories: EMS, Auditing, Performance, Evaluation, Labelling, Life cycle assessment and Environmental aspects of product standard. It is voluntary, consensus-based and market-driven standard which is based on Plan-Check-Do-Review-Improve cycle. The main purpose of this standard is to systematically control adverse environmental impacts and ensure that established objectives and targets are met. What is ISO 14001 ? ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management of businesses. The actual environmental standards of ISO 14001 deal with how a company manages the environment insight its facilities and immediate outside environment. However the standards also call for analysis of the entire life cycle of the product from raw material to eventual disposal. ISO 14001 do not mandate a particular level of pollution or performance but focus on awareness of the processes and procedures that can affect the environment. The standards seek to provide cost effective tools that make use of best practices for organising and applying information about environmental management.Benefits:-   Reduction in the use and cost of energy and raw materials. Identification of pollution prevention opportunities. Enhanced operational control and efficiency. More effective targeting of scarce environmental management resources. Improved overall environmental performance. Reduced risk related to environmental, health and safety. Improved internal communication.  Improved external relations and public image.  Reductions in the cost of waste disposal. ISO 22000 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management   Food safety is the global concern not only because of the importance of public health but also because of its impact on international trade. Globalization of food production and procurement makes food chain longer & more complex and increases the risk of food safety incidents. Hence food safety is the most important quality feature for the consumers hence food law regulates this issue in detail, assure the consumer that food fulfil its safety expectations. In a nutshell food safety is more than just the function of quality assurance and operations.ISO 22000 is an international and unique food safety management system standard. This standard provides both opportunities and challenges to organization that desire to implement the requirements. This standard is not prescriptive which do not define what specific action and organization must taken to meet the requirements so organization must determine these actions and then show auditor that these actions are effective in controlling the identified a food safety hazard. The main objective of ISO 22000 is to control and reduce to an acceptable level, any safety hazard identified for the end products delivered to the next step of food chain. The standard provides international harmonization in the field of food safety standards, offering a tool to implement HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) throughout the food supply chain. There are many other food safety standards available but most of them are limited in scope. ISO 22000 is only the one to cover all organization that produce, manufacturers, handle or supply food or feed such as retailers, storage providers, biochemical manufacturers, feed and food manufacturers, processors, transportation operators, agriculture producers, packing material manufacturers etc. Overall it ensures that process used to control food safety is validated, verified, implemented, monitored and managed.   Production of safe food requires the active involvement of most of business functions including R&D engineering, purchasing, sales and human resources.What is ISO 22000 ? ISO 22000 FSMS is an auditable standard which specifies that when an organization in the food channel needs to demonstrate an ability to control hazards related to food safety then this standard provides the basis for demonstrating company compliance to quality system by establishing the documentation and procedural standard must be met. In brief, it is intended for organization directly or indirectly associated with food supply chain is irrespective of size and complexity and is regarded as being able to bring transparency since it has been designed to cover every link in the food supply chain. ISO 22000 Benefits    Embed and improve the internal processes needed to provide consistently safe food. More efficient and dynamic food safety hazard control. Increased stakeholder confidence demonstrate your commitment to managing your food safety  hazards and risks. Improved transparency across the complex food supply chain. Reduction in food safety incidents and cost. Time and cost efficiencies remove the need for multiple food safety standards. New business opportunities improve your ability to work with organisations where ISO 22000 is a contractual obligation or expectation. OHSAS 18001 Certification Services Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0530 Occupational health and safety Assessment Series :   Companies that invest in their employees will gain competitive edge over their rivals. When companies understand the importance of employees, in revert employees will take care of customers and thus business will take care itself. All we know that work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families. That’s why it is foremost responsibility of any organization towards its employees is to ensure that they are secure and satisfied with their workplace.   Over 6300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases- that’s nearly 2.3 million every year. Thus for providing safe and secure environment ISO introduced OHSAS 18001 Occupational, Health and Safety Management System.What is OHSAS 18001 The OHSAS 18001 standard is based on the ISO 9001 & 14001 Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) structure.   OHSAS 18001 enables an organization to have control over & knowledge of all relevant hazards resulting from normal operations & abnormal situations and improve its performance. By obtaining OHSAS 18001, any organization can prove to their stakeholders, customers & employees that organization is aware of their health & safety obligation and looking to minimize risks.   World’s first occupational health & safety standard is currently being developed ISO-45001, a new standard consolidating the best practice knowledge on OHSAS. Benefits of OHSAS 18001 Certification – Health and Safety Certification   By conducting vigorous risk and hazard assessment, customers are reassured that products and services are delivered within legal requirements. Providing a robust system to maintain and continually improve health and safety Minimising risks of downtime through accidents Adoption of international best practice in relation to risk management Possible cost savings from public liability insurance premiums Ensures health and well-being of employees, sub-contractors and the public Minimisation of liability of employers through adoption of proactive rather than reactive controls Ensures legislative awareness and compliance Improved corporate image and credibility among stake holders, regulators, customers, prospective clients and the public.  Cost :   What is the cost of an audit to ISO 18001:2007?   Charges for ISO 18001:2007 Certification may depend on the size, location, Complexity of operation, Processes and it’s inter relevance. Acumic produces a guidance price list based on company nature & size. For a Quotation please get in touch with us either by sending your inquiry through mail to or call us at 0522-4072356 Tell: +91-9918766617 Sector-specific applications of OHSAS 18001. Apply : Contact Us: If you plan to go for ISO Certification, you may ask for Quotation by providing your organization's information in application form, you can download the application form by clicking on Download link available at the website or submit your inquiry through feedback. Sector-specific applications of ISO 18001. SA 8000 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530             ISO/IEC 27001 Certification Services Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0530 ISO/IEC 27001 - Information Security Management   Main drivers for security are government directive, undoubtedly globalization, terrorist activities, and threats from hackers because digital world is very dangerous as it is silent. Access to high- quality, complete, accurate and up-to-date information is vital in supporting managerial decisions- making process that leads to sound decisions. Thus information security system is extremely important to ensure that the resources are well protected. It controls in reducing the organization overall risk profile. There are several standards for IT governance which leads to information security but from all of this ISO 27001 is most widely used standard in the world because it is systemic approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining and improving. Information security includes three main dimensions: confidentiality, integrity and availability. The adoption of ISMS is expected to be a strategic decision for an organization and it is necessary that this decision is seamlessly integrated, scaled and updated in accordance with needs of organization.The true success of ISO 27001 is its alignment with the business objectives and effectiveness in the realizing those objectives.   What is ISO 27001 ? ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard which offers set of specifications, codes of conduct and best practice guidelines for organization to ensure strong IT Service management. It is a technology-neutral, vendor-neutral information management standard but it is not a guide. The IAF ensures that ISO 27001 certification is recognized across the world through a mutual recognition arrangement agreed by more than sixty national accreditation bodies.ISMS is important to both private and public sector business. It supports e-business and is essential for business risk activities. Through the use of ISO 27001, organization can develop and implement a same work for managing the security of their informations assets including financial information, intellectual properties and employee details or information entrusted to them by customers and third parties.Benefits of ISO 27001 IT alignment of the business processes. It provides a framework to ensure fulfillment of our commercial, contractual and legal responsibilities. Safeguard your valuable data and intellectual property. Avoid the financial penalties and losses associated with data breaches. It increases customer confidence. Allows you to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations. It provides for interoperability between organisations or groups within an organization. ISO 13485 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 What is an ISO 13485 Quality Management System? ISO 13485:2003 specifies requirements for a quality management system that can be used by an organization for the design and development, production, installation and servicing of medical devices, and the design, development, and provision of related services. This is a process-based system and contrasted to the procedure-based system of QSR and ISO 9001.Manufacturers of Medical Devices are subject to specific legislative fulfilments. Medical Devices intended for diagnostic or therapeutic use, must comply with stringent requirements for safety and effectiveness .The medical device industry throughout the world will move toward adopting the new ISO 13485:2003 as the preferred quality system standard.Another important aspect of ISO 13485:2003 is the inclusion of risk management throughout the quality system process, thus providing for a risk-based approach for determining a level of rigor when implementing the standards.ISO 13485 is based on ISO 9001, there are some key differences and additional requirements, in addition to product-specific demands and more stringent documentation requirements. ISO 13485 calls for risk management to be in place for all stages of product realization, training and supervision of staff, project site specs, and prevention of contamination. Clinical evaluation must be carried out as part of design and development evaluation in line with regulatory requirements. The cleanliness of products and contamination control must be considered, as must the status of the product with respect to monitoring and measurement.In brief, ISO 13485 provides system where the experience, clear point of view and judgement are applied systematically in order to manage the risks related to medical device use. This system was specially developed for medical device manufacturers that use principles based on risk management. For all other participants for example, the ones from the health industry, this standard can be used as informative guidance in the development and maintenance of the system and the risk management processes. This standard manages the risk management processes primarily to patient/user, but also to the operator, other equipment and the environment.According to the International Standards Organization, from 2004 through 2013 a total of 22,950 ISO 13485 certificates were issued worldwide throughout 93 countries.   What are the benefits of being certified to ISO 13485?   Companies with this certification communicate a commitment to quality to both customers and regulators. Improved stakeholder relationships Guarantees high quality of provided services and products. Is recognized globally as the best quality management practices within the medical device industry. Increase efficiency, cut costs and monitor supply chain performance. Demonstrate that you produce safer and more effective medical devices. Whether you are looking to operate internationally or expand locally, ISO 13485 Certification can help you improve overall performance, eliminate uncertainty and widen market opportunities. Meet regulatory requirements and customer expectations.   HACCP Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)   Food safety is a global concern and now consumers are willing to know how food is produced, processed and marketed, and are increasingly calling for their Governments to accept greater responsibility for food safety and consumer protection. Today, governments, regulatory agencies, industries and consumers are greatly concerned for safe foods and there are many reasons behind this.HACCP is the only system that protects ‘’public’’ from food borne diseases. It is so important for the food industry and also most cost - effective approach to food safety because it focuses on the analysis and the identification of the Critical Control Points (CCP) in the production, processing and preparation of food, feed, and water before the product ever leaves the premises.HACCP based food safety assurance system rather than voluntary codes, have been made the legal and mandatory requirements in many countries. Thus, recognising its importance food and public health authorities have prompted HACCP world-wide. The main objective of HACCP is to enhance assurance in the food safety in order to prevent food borne illness more effectively, additionally it will reduce the cost of control and wasted food and it will protect the reputation of food processor and its entire industry. What is HACCP?          Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) concept is a systematic approach to the identification, assessment and control of hazards.  Hazards are biological, physical or chemical properties that may cause a food to be unsafe for human consumption. It is a proactive strategy where hazards are identified and assessed, and control. It is a preventative approach where the focus is placed on the prevention of problems in order to assure the production of food products that are safe to consume.The HACCP principles apply a logical and common sense approach to food control. A successful HACCP plan identifies and controls all food safety hazards found in the food processing operation. The main aim of this system is to control food safety that means the end product will be of good quality and meet all legal requirements. This system has been adopted worldwide by many food manufacturing companies.Benefits of HACCP :   Reduced risk of food borne diseases Increased awareness of basic hygiene Reduced legal and insurance costs Increased market access Improvements of management commitment to food safety Reduced public health cost Decreased business risk and liability Reduced barriers to international trade Demonstrated conformance to the product requirements and regulations Improved product consistency Reduced costs through reduction of product losses and rework The WHO has recognised the importance of HACCP for the prevention of food borne disease and has played a significant role in the development and implementation of HACCP. In brief HACCP is rational, scientific and systematic approach to identification, assessment and control of hazards during production, manufacturing, preparation, distributing and use of food, to ensure that food is safe when consumed.    BRC Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Introduction:-   The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the leading trade association for UK retailing. Although the BRC food safety standard began in the UK, it is now recognized as a global standard. There are over 17,000 BRC certified sites worldwide, and a large network.The BRC was the first standard to be recognized as meeting the GFSI benchmark. Benchmarking to GFSI ensures that the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is accepted by many of the world’s biggest retail groups, e.g., Walmart. The BRC’s ability to react to changing food safety concerns, meet customer requirements, and yet provide a simple, easy-to-follow process for manufacturers, has resulted in the Standard becoming one of the most popular GFSI standards.The Standard provides benefits not only for the retail industry, but also for food manufacturers, importers, caterers, ingredient suppliers and the food service industry. It is currently used by suppliers in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Far East, North and South America and Australia.This Standard is most applicable to manufacturers of food contact packaging for retailers labelled products and branded products as well. Manufacturers have an obligation to put appropriate systems and controls in place to ensure the suitability of their packaging for safe food use.    The BRC and IOP (Institute of Packaging) have developed this Standard to assist retailers and food manufacturers in the fulfilment of their legal obligations. This Standard will help in the protection of the consumer by providing a common basis for the audit of companies supplying packaging for food products to retailers. The main sections of the Standard are :   Scope Organization Hazard and risk management system Technical management system Factory Standards Contamination Control Personnel Risk Category Determination (The latest edition includes a useful guide to help you assess which category your product falls into) The Evaluation Protocol Six Sigma Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 SIX SIGMA   Six sigma is the structured application of tools and techniques applied on project basis to achieve sustained strategic results. DMAIC six sigma approach The six sigma approach for projects is DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control). These steps are the most common six sigma approach to project work. Some organizations omit the D in DMAIC because it is really management work. With the D dropped from DMAIC the Black Belt is charged with MAIC only in that six sigma approach. We believe define is too important be left out and sometimes management does not do an adequate job of defining a project. Our six sigma approach is the full DMAIC. Define (DMAIC) Define is the first step in our six sigma approach of DMAIC. DMAIC first asks leaders to define our core processes. It is important to define the selected project scope, expectations, resources and timelines. The definition step in the six sigma approach identifies specifically what is part of the project and what is not, and explains the scope of the project. Many times the first passes at process documentation are at a general level. Additional work is often r equired to adequately understand and correctly document the processes. Measure (DMAIC) Many think when they start a journey the most important thing to know is where they are going. While we agree knowing where you want to go is very important, we believe some of the first information you need before starting any journey is your current location. The six sigma approach asks the Black Belt project manager to quantify and benchmark the process using actual data. At a minimum consider the mean or average performance and some estimate of the dispersion or variation (maybe even calculate the standard deviation). Trends and cycles can also be very revealing. The two data points and extrapolate to infinity is not a six sigma approach. Process capabilities can be calculated once there is performance data. Analyze (DMAIC) Once the project is understood and the baseline performance documented and verified that there is real opportunity, it is time with the six sigma approach to do an analysis of the process. In this step, the six sigma approach applies statistical tools to validate root causes of problems. Any number of tools and tests can be used. The objective is to understand the process at a level sufficient to be able to formulate options for improvement. We should be able to compare the various options with each other to determine the most promising alternatives. As with many activities, balance must be achieved. Superficial analysis and understanding will lead to unproductive options being selected, forcing recycle through the process to make improvements. At the other extreme is the paralysis of analysis. Striking the appropriate balance is what makes the six sigma Black Belt highly valuable. Improve (DMAIC)  During the improve step of the six sigma approach ideas and solutions are put to work. The six sigma Black Belt has discovered and validated all known root causes for the existing opportunity. The six sigma approach requires Black Belts to identify solutions. Few ideas or opportunities are so good that all are an instant success. As part of the six sigma approach there must be checks to assure that the desired results are being achieved. Some experiments and trials may be required in order to find the best solution. When making trials and experiments it is important that all project associates understand that these are trials and really are part of the six sigma approach. Control (DMAIC) Many people believe the best performance you can ever get from a process is at the very beginning. Over time there is expectancy that slowly things will get a little worse until finally it is time for another major effort towards improvement. Contrasted with this is the Kaizen approach that seeks to make everything incrementally better on a continuous basis. The sum of all these incremental improvements can be quite large. As part of the six sigma approach performance tracking mechanisms and measurements are in place to assure, at a minimum, that the gains made in the project are not lost over a period of time. As part of the control step we encourage sharing with others in the organization. With this the six sigma approach really starts to create phenomenal returns, ideas and projects in one part of the organization are translated in a very rapid fashion to implementation in another part of the organization. Benefits of Six Sigma There are numerous benefits of six sigma as a way to address issues and problems. Among the benefits of six sigma is the decrease in defects that are allowed to reach the customer. You can get some sense of the benefits of six sigma by reviewing some six sigma projects. Other benefits of six sigma include : Focus on customers. Improved customer loyalty. Reduced cycle time. Less waste. Data based decisions. Time management. Sustained gains and improvements. Systematic problem solving. Employee motivation. Data analysis before decision making. Faster to market. Team building. Improved customer relations. Assure strategic planning. Reductions of incidents. Measure value according to the customer. Better safety performance. Understanding of processes. Effective supply chain management. Design and redesign products/services. Knowledge of competition, competitors. Develop leadership skills. Break down barriers between departments and functions Management training. Improve presentation skills. Integration of products, services and distribution. Use of standard operating procedures. Better decision making. Improving project management skills. Sustained improvements. Alignment with strategy vision, and values. Increased margins. Greater market share. Supervisor training. Lower costs to provide goods and services. Fewer customer complaints.   For more information, please feel free to write to us at Halal Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 HALAL CERTIFICATION :-   Islam is the fastest growing religion and second largest in the world are true. The increasing awareness of Muslims all over the world on their obligation to consume food that meets Islamic dietary requirements has created a much greater demand for HALAL food and products. The food industry is an evergreen industry and Halal food is the latest trend in the world market. HALAL stands not only for just and fair business transactions but also for animal welfare, sustainable environment and social justice.The global market demand for Halal products and services. Halal is an Arabic word which means allowed or permitted according to Islamic laws. In the context of food consumption, the term indicates that a particular food is permissible to be consumed by Muslims. In general Islam is a way of life for every Muslim.The label used as a certification mark will be evidence that the company's products meet the specific standards required for the use of the certification mark. The purpose of Halal certification marks on product packaging is to satisfied Muslim consumers.  This mark represents a high level of hygiene, cleanliness, safety, and nutrition and production under the strict requirements of Islamic dietary law. Halal products are now being produced and originated from all parts of the world, the question of whether the products remain Halal or not at the point of consumption is a matter of concern.  Therefore, it  is a challenging  work  for  all  the  parties  involved  in manufacturing,  transportation  and  storage  of  Halal products to ensure that the integrity of the Halal product is not broken  throughout the supply chain. It is important for food manufacturers be aware of not only the Halal requirements for different countries and the principles of Halal, but, also, understand the organizations which meet their needs the best.  Halal covers the aspects of slaughtering, storage, display, preparation, hygiene and sanitation. This certification means complete and accurate information about Halal status of products from all point of view.                  ‘’HALAL trademark is an important marketing tool in the international arena, it opens the door to marketing products globally.’’   Cost :    What is the cost of an audit to HALAL?Charges for ISO HALAL Certification may depend on the size, location, complexity of operation, processes and it’s inter relevance. Acumic produces a guidance price list based on company nature & size. For a Quotation please get in touch with us either by sending your inquiry through mail to or call us at 0522-4072356, Tel: +91-9918766617.   Apply :   Contact Us: If you plan to go for ISO Certification, you may ask for Quotation by providing your organization’s information in application form, you can download the application form by clicking on Download link available at the website or submit your inquiry through feedback. Alternatively you may send your inquiry through mail to  or call us at 0522-4072356 Tell: +91-9918766617 Sector-specific applications of HALAL. Kosher Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 KOSHER Certification   Some religions specify dietary rules to follow. One of the most confusing sets of guidelines applies to kosher foods. Kosher foods are items approved by Kashrut, the body of Jewish law that supplies the guidelines for food preparation. Not all Jews follow these guidelines but if they do, they are said to ‘’keep Kosher’’.KOSHER is a Jewish or Hebrew word which means fit, proper or acceptable. Kosher laws have their origin in the Bible and detailed in Talmud. Foods which Jews are allowed to eat according to the Jewish Dietary laws are described as ‘KOSHER’. In addition to Islam, many other religions also forbid certain foods or have specific requirements related to food. There are Islamic, Buddha, Hindu and Jewish dietary laws.Food has always been the subject of obligations and taboos means which food we prefer and what we consider fit for consumption and faith we adhere to. Kosher laws deal predominately with three issues: prohibited foods (pork, shellfish, and rabbit), prescriptions for religious slaughter and prohibition and preparing and consuming dairy products and meat together.It is blatant that the daily industrial food production aimed to worldwide consumption requires supervision on the ingredients and on the whole production lines. Actually, an increasing number of companies decide to acquire a Kosher certification so that not only many Jews but also many vegetarians for example, can eat according to the rules of their cult or for natural choices. The basic guidelines of Kosher and non-Kosher depend on two variables: the source of the ingredients and the status of the production equipment. Kosher certification is the guarantee that the food meets these kosher requirements.The Kosher symbol identifies for the consumer the food products that have been officially inspected, approved, and verified as being in compliance with this standard. We guidelines for the sources of Kosher and non-Kosher materials originate in the Bible.     Validity of Kosher certification is one year.   For more information, please feel free to write to us at ISO 20000 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Success of every business depends on accurate analysis choosing right technology and future vision. Research from last two decade has proved that those organization that do invest in technology and choose the path of innovation, increase their market share, financial figures and overall competitiveness. ISO 20000/IEC is the Information Technology :   Service Management System standard which allows organization to demonstrate excellence. This is the first international standard for IT service management which was developed in 2005 (latest version of ISO 20000: 2011). IT Service Management sounds easy but it is difficult to choose the right model and solutions for the business. This difficulty can be solved by adopting ISO 20000.  People, technology and process are the compounds that construct the IT service management triumvirate. In service management your good performance is usually taken for granted and every error is highly visible. ISO 20000/IEC specifies requirements for service provider to maintain, monitor, establish, implement, operate, plan and improve SMS. This standard stand on the work done by the office of government commerce (OGC) and ITIL (Internationally Accepted IT Infrastructure Library) so you can be confident that real benefit will be brought to the way your IT services are managed. ISO 20000 formally known as BS 15000,is applicable to all sizes  of organizations who are involved in providing IT services to customers. It also helps to overcome natural barriers between organizational units. SMS helps to keep knowledge about service management business within the company as its intellectual property. Adopting ISO 20000, which is not a very common thing, proves that you are serious about your business and believe you are on the path of innovation. This globally recognised standard consist of two parts: ISO 20000-1 includes the “must criteria”, means list of requirements that an organization must adhere to complete and verify in order to receive certification and ISO 20000-2 offers guidelines and recommendations for IT service management process within the formal standard of ISO 20000. ISO 20000 can assist your organisation in benchmarking its IT service management, improving its services, demonstrating an ability to meet customer requirements and creating a framework for an independent assessment. Benefits of ISO 20000 ISO 20000 can assist your organisation in benchmarking its IT service management, improving its services, demonstrating an ability to meet customer requirements and creating a framework for an independent assessment.Some of the most common benefits of ISO 20000 certification for service providers are that it :   Enhanced customer satisfaction that improves client retention Better reputation on the market. Having an ISO 20000 certificate is still not a very common thing; it proves you are serious about your business. Offers competitive differentiation by demonstrating reliability and high quality of service; Gives access to key markets, as many organisations in the public sector mandate that their IT service providers demonstrate compliance with   ISO/IEC 20000; Improved relationship between different departments via better definition and more clarity in terms of responsibility and goals Provides assurance to clients that their service requirements will be fulfilled; Enforces a measurable level of effectiveness and a culture of continual improvement by enabling service   Providers to monitor, measure an review their service management processes and services; Creates competitive advantage via the promotion of consistent and cost-effective services. What is the cost of an audit to 20000 ? The charges are depend on the size, Complexity of operation, location,  Processes and it’s inter relevance. It produces a guidance price list based on company nature & size. For a Quotation please get in touch with us either by sending your inquiry through mail to or call us at 0522-4072356, Tell: +91-9918766617.Apply : Contact Us : If you plan to go for ISO Certification, you may ask for Quotation by providing your organization?s information in application form, you can download the application form by clicking on Download link available at the website or submit your inquiry through feedback. Alternatively you may send your inquiry through mail to  or call us at 0522-4072356, Tell: +91-9918766617 Sector-specific applications of ISO 20000. ISO 50001 Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 ISO 50001 Energy Management   ISO 50001 is the new international Energy Management system Standard (EnMS) and first global EnMS following from a range of national and regional standards such as EN 16001. It is a key mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency globally. The process of adopting ISO 50001 is highly beneficial for organizations, especially those with reporting and transparency pressures from shareholders and other entities requesting measurement data. It will help these companies formalize accepted best practices and ensure accurate and standardized reporting. Organizations across the world face energy-related challenges, including those related to energy supply, reliability and climate change matters. ISO 50001 provides measurable benefits to both public and private organizations worldwide, and many experts agree that it will benefit society as a whole. It provides a general-purpose system that allows organizations to choose performance standards that they deem best meet their requirements. This International Standard is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations, irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions. Successful implementation depends on commitment from all levels and functions of the organization, and especially from top management.  What is ISO 50001 ?   ISO 50001 is the international standard for energy management designed by ISO, to promote energy efficiency throughout the supply chain.. It is designed in such a way that it can be combined with other management systems. The principal business of an industrial facility is making a profit through production of goods and services, not energy efficiency. While energy efficiency has demonstrated, time and again, it saves industrial firms money while having a positive effect on productivity. It does not include prescriptive energy performance goals, rather it offers a framework through which  organization can set and pursue its own goals for improving energy performance. It reduces costs and so facilitates a company to become more competitive, improve environmental performance and thus it secures more business. Possessing a certificate which verifies the company’s green credentials and energy management commitment gives a positive and company image.    Key factors for successful implementation of an EnMS include :   Top management support Sufficient resources Management commitment  The benefits include :   Reduce negative impact on the environment Identifying opportunities for improvement Structured approach to the Right First Time methodologies Ensuring greater level of control You will optimize your assessment of success in the introduction of new energy-efficient technologies Satisfy the expectations of most stakeholders.   Reduced costs and improved business performance. Improved compliance with energy legislation. Reduce carbon emissions. Demonstrating transparency and commitment. Cost: What is the cost of an audit to ISO 50001:2011?  Charges for ISO 50001:2011 Certification may depend on the size, location, Complexity of operation, Processes and inter relevance. Acumic produces a guidance price list based on company nature & size. BSCI Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI Certification)   The BSCI is the European social monitoring system for ethical sourcing initiated by the Brussels-based Foreign Trade Association (FTA).  The BSCI is based on ILO (International Labour Organisation) labour standards and supports the continuous improvement of the social performance of suppliers. Its ultimate objective is to become certificated to standards such as SA 8000 or equivalent, thereby promoting sustainable working conditions in factories worldwide.The BSCI code of conduct covers the following areas :   Legal compliance Working hours Compensation Prohibition of child labour Prohibition of forced labour and disciplinary measures Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining Prohibition of all forms of discrimination Workplace health and safety Management systems Environment and safety issues WHO-GMP Certification Service Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0530 WHO-GMP Compliance   Acumic provides consultancy service for GMP WHO certification to our clients. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) is a standard defined by WHO (World Health Organization). GMP WHO certification ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorization. W.H.O. defines Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as "that part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorization". GMP covers all aspects of the manufacturing process: defined manufacturing process; validated critical manufacturing steps; suitable premises, storage, transport; qualified and trained production and quality control personnel; adequate laboratory facilities; approved written procedures and instructions; records to show all steps of defined procedures taken; full traceability of a product through batch processing records and distribution records; and systems for recall and investigation of complaints. The guiding principle of GMP is that quality is built into a product, and not just tested into a finished product. Therefore, the assurance is that the product not only meets the final specifications, but that it has been made by the same procedures under the same conditions each and every time it is made. There are many ways this is controlled - controlling the quality of the facility and its systems, controlling the quality of the starting materials, controlling the quality of production at all stages, controlling the quality of the testing of the product, controlling the identity of materials by adequate labelling and segregation, controlling the quality of materials and product by adequate storage, etc. All of these controls must follow prescribed, formal, approved procedures, written as protocols, SOPs, or Master Formulae, describing all the tasks carried out in an entire manufacturing and control process. WHO-GMP covers all aspects of the manufacturing process including:-   Defined manufacturing process Validated critical manufacturing steps Suitable premises, storage, transport, qualified and trained production and quality control personnel Adequate laboratory facilities Approved written procedures and instructions Records to show all steps of defined procedures have been taken Full traceability of a product through batch records and distribution records Systems for recall and investigation of complaints CE Marking Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 CE  MARKING   Most all products must be assessed for conformity by either the manufacturer or an accredited body and bear the CE marking before entry into the EU.  CE marking, an acronym for the French "Conformité Européenne", is since 1993 a key indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation regarding safety, health and environmental protection. . The term CE mark was changed to CE Marking in the New Approach Directives.This symbol is not a registered mark, in fact it is a declaration for the inspectors (i.e., customs) and allows the product to be "placed on the market.’’  It symbolizes that the person affixing the CE marking has verified that the product conforms to all the Community provisions and has been subjected to the appropriate evaluation procedure.The CE logo ensures the free movement for products within the European Economic Area (EEA), consisting of the 27 member states of the EU and European Free Trade Association countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. This mark certifies that a product protects consumer safety by meeting minimum European Union expectations for health, safety, and environmental requirements.CE Marking is a legislative requirement. It is not a mark of safety, nor a mark of quality, and has never been intended as a mark for consumers. It is directed at market surveillance authorities and customs authorities. It should not continue to be a marking able to confuse and mislead consumers.EU standards are being drafted by three European Standards Organisations: CEN, CENELEC and ETSI. Besides, all EU Member States have their own national standardisation bodies which adopt European standards. You can buy the standards from these national bodies.Products that are subject to CE marking as the result of various European Council Directives include :   Toys, Machinery & Electrical Equipment, Gas appliances, Pressure Vessels, Scales and balances, Elevators, Protective equipment, Medical Devices 93/42/EEC, Active Implantable Devices 90/385/EEC, In-vitro Diagnostic Devices 98/79/EEC and lots of others, too! The following list clearly states what the CE marking is and is not :   The CE marking is a declaration for customs inspectors and allows the product to be placed on the market It is not a quality marketing It is not a mark of certification or approval And it is not for components { with a few exceptions}  ‘’As a designer and user of European electronic products, you should be aware that a product's CE marking does not imply a particular level of quality, it simply indicates that a product conforms to relevant European directives and standards.’’ CMMI Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)   It is a guide for implementing development practices that continuously improve software quality. This has been created by SEI (Software Engineering Institute) – a research and development centre operated by Carnegie Mellon University. "CMMI" refers to the integration of diverse tool sets and appraisal methods related to CMM. CMMI builds on and extends on the best practices of the :   Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM). Systems Engineering Capability Model (SECM). Integrated Product Development Capability Maturity Model (IPD-CMM). Supplier Sourcing Capability Maturity Model (SS-CMM). CMMI will help Software and Systems Engineering Companies to Study, Define, Implement, Improve and Appraise their internal Processes to result in improvement of the Development Cycle Time, Timely deliveries to Customers, Reduction in Schedule, Effort and Cost variances, reduced Defect levels, reduced Rework, improved Productivity and Profitability.CMMI Maturity Levels    There are 5 maturity levels viz.   CMMI LEVEL-1 Initial CMMI LEVEL-2 Managed CMMI LEVEL-3 Defined CMMI LEVEL-4 Quantitatively Managed CMMI LEVEL-5 Optimizing       For more information, please feel free to write to us at GDP Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Good Distribution Practice (GDP) deals with the guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. GDP is a quality warranty system, which includes requirements for purchase, receiving, storage and export of drugs intended for human consumption.GDP regulates the division and movement of pharmaceutical products from the premises of the manufacturer of medicinal products, or another central point, to the end user thereof, or to an intermediate point by means of various transport methods, via various storage and/or health establishments. GHP Certification Services Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0530 Food safety includes food handling, food preparation, food storage & food distribution according to the standardized procedures and guidelines as stated in compliance to Food Safety and Standards Regulations. All consumers have the right to expect safe, hygienically prepared and good quality food. GMP Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices.  It is the part of quality assurance. It is concerned with both production and quality control that means. A GMP certificate is granted when the manufacturing facility has been audited and found to demonstrate satisfactory compliance with the required GMP standard. GMP is an important part of a comprehensive system of quality assurance. Quality control is the base of GMP that is concerned with sampling, specifications, testing, documentation, and release procedures. Its aim is developing new regulatory policies based on the latest science of risk management and quality assurance. The new standards are being designed to encourage cost-reducing and precision enhancing innovation in manufacturing and technology.GMP is the set of principles that must be observed during the manufacturing process. It helps in reducing operating cost and boost export opportunities. Every company has a moral and legal responsibility to provide safe products and well trained employees who follow the practices that result in safe products. It also help in increasing customer's long-term confidence in the enterprises.What is GMP? This certification is something we are all quite proud of and believe is yet another step in the direction of differentiating ourselves and delivering a very high level of service to our clients. "GMP" is part of a quality system covering the manufacture and testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, diagnostics, foods, pharmaceutical products and medical devices. They are a series of general principles that must be observed during manufacturing. When a company is setting up its quality program and manufacturing process, there may be many ways it can fulfill GMP requirements. It is the company's responsibility to determine the most effective and efficient quality process. It is the part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use.Implementation of GMP is an investment in good quality medicines. It also helps in increasing the process efficiency and product quality by adopting the current, risk-based manufacturing approach and in turn optimizes manufacturing process and improves quality of the end-product.  It focuses on quality management and risk control (HACCP), improve their corporate image and reliability. RoHS Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances adopted in February 2003 by the European Union is a directive for restriction in usage of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipments.Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of certain hazardous substances like Lead (Pb) , Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hb), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)   For more information, please feel free to write to us at HSE MS Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Health Safety & Environment Management System   What is HSE-MS ? HSE-MS (Health Safety & Environment Management System) is set of Guideline developed for considering environmental protection, Occupational Health and Safety at work as important as providing quality products. Normally department focus on Quality and Products, but HSE specify that Health and Safety management must be implied in organization, special for the Chemical Industry.   Background of HSE: HSE MS came into the picture after few serious incidences were occurred in chemical industry like Bhopal disaster (India) (1984) and Seveso disaster (Italy) (1976) due to failure of the Management System.Bhopal Disaster : Bhopal Gas Tragedy was world's worst industrial disaster, a gas leak incident, which happen in heart of the India and killed approximately 3,787 to 19,000+ people which happen on 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. This loss can neither be compensated in Financial nor in Emotional manner. Over 500,000 people were exposed to Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) gas and other chemicals. Loss can’t be estimated in exact figure, but you may guess that On 8 June 2012, the Centre for incineration of toxic Bhopal waste agreed to pay INR250 million (US$4.2 million) to dispose of UCIL chemical plants waste. A government affidavit in 2006 stated the leak caused 558,125 injuries including 38,478 temporary partial injuries and approximately 3,900 severely and permanently disabling injuries.Why EHS Management System? : Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management System could have avoided the happening which happens due to lack of skill or system in Organisation or departments. EHS Management has two general objectives: prevention of incidents or accidents that might result from abnormal operating conditions on the one hand and reduction of adverse effects that result from normal operating conditions on the other hand.The first formal EHS management approach was introduced in 1985 by the chemical industry as a reaction to several catastrophic accidents; this worldwide voluntary initiative called “Responsible Care” is in place in about 50 countries and centrally coordinated by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). It involves eight fundamental features that ensure plant and product safety, occupational health and environmental protection but also try to demonstrate by image-building campaigns that the chemical industry acts in a responsible manner. Still, this initiative is restricted to the chemical industry. Source: WikipediaSince 1990s, International Standards were issued various standards like ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 for environmental management and for occupational health and safety management and EMAS, meanwhile in 1998 EHS Guideline were issued by International Finance Cooperation.EHS Guidelines of the International Finance Corporation: The EHS Guidelines are Technical Reference Documents with general and industry specific instances of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). Mainly it covers following points. All requirements and guideline are classified in four categories.First Parameter : Environmental   Air Emissions and Ambient Air Quality Energy Conservation Wastewater and Ambient Water Quality Water Conservation Hazardous Materials Management Waste Management Noise Contaminated Land and Remediation Releases to water Releases to land Use of raw materials and natural resources Energy emitted, heat/radiation/vibration Waste and by-products Second Parameter : Occupational Health and Safety   General Facility Design and Operation Communication and Training Physical Hazards Chemical Hazards Biological Hazards Radiological Hazards Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Special Hazard Environments Monitoring Third Parameter : Community Health and Safety   Water Quality and Availability Structural Safety of Project Infrastructure Life and Fire Safety (L&FS) Traffic Safety Transport of Hazardous Materials Disease Prevention Emergency Preparedness and Response Fourth Parameter : Construction and Decommissioning   Environment Occupational Health and Safety Community Health and Safety Key Elements :- The following 15 elements give guidance, as well as providing minimum standards in formulating an HSE Management System appropriate to each Business Unit. Surely situations may warrant much more and only by exception, will any require less : Leadership Objective setting Organisation Legislative compliance Risk management Health and community Human factors Training and competence Information, documents and standards Integrity management Third parties and suppliers Emergency preparedness and response Environmental management Incident reporting and investigation Change management For more information, please feel free to write to us at Global GAP Certification Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Global GAP   The Global GAP standard ensure food safety from farm to fork is what both the human community is looking forward to. Cultivating agriculture production is the first link of the food supply chain, thus ensuring the safety of agricultural productions and food very significant decision for the safety of the food on the table.Global GAP is a set of standards designed to apply voluntarily for agriculture production (crop, livestock and fisheries) worldwide. Legal representative of Global GAP Secretariat is a non-profit organization called Food PLUS GmbH based in Germany.Global GAP standards developed by an equal association of manufacturers, retailers, service organization, suppliers of agricultural products, certification organizations, consulting companies, manufacture of fertilizers and crop protection products, university and their association. These members join Global GAP from different objectives but are Global GAP general purpose.Global GAP Association provides standard and framework for independent third-party certification for the production process at the farm crops, livestock, and fisheries and only admits the accredited certification bodies force in ISO / IEC Guide 65 or EN 45011. So far, Global GAP with participation of more than 100 certification organizations from 80 different countries. The ultimate goal of Global GAP is a sustainable agriculture development on the member states. Requirement of the Global GAP standard Global GAP standard released the first version in 2000, every three years, applying Global GAP standard are reviewed and revised (if necessary), 4th edition will be published in 2011. The current version was issued in March / 2007, written in 22 languages including English, updated free. To be able to apply to farm with different products (crop, livestock, and fisheries) with different production characteristics, the standard is designed into three types of documents including :   General provision / general regulation (GR) document provides general information about the certifying organization, the method of certification and training requirements for auditors. Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCCs): These clearly define the requirements for achieving the quality standard required by GLOBALG.A.P.  The Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCCs) are also modular-based consisting of :   The All Farm Base Module :  This is the foundation of all standards, and consists of all the requirements that all producers must first comply with to gain certification. The Scope Module :  This defines clear criteria based on the different food production sectors. GLOBALG.A.P. covers 3 scopes : Crops, Livestock and Aquaculture. The Sub-scope Module :  These CPCCs cover all the requirements for a particular product or different aspect of the food production and supply chain. So to get certified, producers must comply with all the CPCCs relevant for their sub-scope. For example, a strawberry grower must comply with the All Farm Base CPCCs, the Crops Standard CPCCs and the Fruit & Vegetables CPCCs to receive a GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit & Vegetables Standard Certificate. Global G.A.P. Certification covers :-    Food safety and traceability  Environment (including biodiversity)  Workers’ health, safety and welfare  Animal welfare Includes Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Pest Control (IPC),  Quality Management System (QMS), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Third Party Audit Services Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Third Party Inspection   We offer comprehensive third party assessment, inspection and quality assurance services including Factory Audits, OEM Development, Raw Material Inspection, Initial Production Check, In-Production Check, Random Inspection and Loading Supervision. Our third party assessments are impartial therefore provide credible basis for verification for diverse organizations. For more information, please feel free to write to us at US FDA Registration Services Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0530 FDA is the federal agency that is responsible for overseeing most of the U.S. food supply. FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety and security of our nation’s food supply; this is a vital part of FDA's mission and a primary task of FDA’s Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The FDA requires all domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food or beverages, for importation or distribution in the United States to register with the FDA. Any imported foods or imported beverages not in compliance with FDA’s food facility registration requirements may be refused by FDA or CBP. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures that all foods and beverages manufactured in, imported into or sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labelled. The U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act ("FSMA") gives the FDA greater authority to prevent food safety problems and concerns, and increases the agency’s enforcement powers in order to achieve higher rates of compliance with the law’s requirements.If your company is on an Import Alert, your goods will not be released for distribution by the U.S. FDA until you can prove your goods are in compliance with applicable FDA regulations, and FDA must review and approve your compliance. This will occur for EACH importation until you successfully Petition to be removed from the Import Alert list Companies are placed on the Import Alert list when the company’s products are subject to detention without physical examination. This typically occurs when there is a history of violations; the U.S. FDA's determines that there are health risks imposed by your company's products; or potentially because of a history of violations in the country or region of manufacturer.