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In October 2014, FOSFA extended the accreditation of the SGS Testing Facility in Rostov-on-Don. From now on, this laboratory has the right to conduct quality analysis against FOSFA requirements not only for oils and fats, but also for oilseeds.

Sergey Derzhavin, SGS Agricultural Services Business Manager in Russia: “The SGS Testing Facility in Rostov-on-Don carries out quality analysis of oilseeds against ISO methods starting from 2001. Thanks to FOSFA accreditation being extended we are able to raise the service level for our clients – agricultural commodities exporters, importers and traders.”

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.