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In June 2014, SGS Agricultural Services Testing Facility in Rostov-on-Don was accredited by FOSFA under “Associate Analyst Member” category. This has been the first SGS laboratory in Russia that obtained the right to conduct analysis and certification of vegetable oils export shipments and vegetable fats import shipments against FOSFA requirements.

Sergey Derzhavin, SGS Agricultural Services Business Manager in Russia: “The fact that the Russian laboratory has been accredited by FOSFA will enable us to service our clients – manufacturers and traders of oils and fats -  in a faster way because before we used our testing facility in Odessa to test against FOSFA terms.”

The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) headquartered in London is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils and fats with over 1,000 members in 84 countries. Internationally, 85% of the global trade in oils and fats is traded under FOSFA contracts.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.