Product Evaluation and Lab Support
The Quality Chekd Product Compliance Program provides monthly accredited third party testing of member dairy products, confirming that each meets the organization’s elevated standards and enabling members to benchmark with other participants.
Participants access monthly reports and scores via confidential assigned Lab ID numbers. Reports are posted the last week of each month. Products are evaluated for microbiological, chemistry and sensory attributes by Merieux NutriSciences. Members may reference the Quality Chekd Compliance Program manual for details regarding the evaluation of other dairy products and for product guidelines and specifications.
Lab Proficiency Program
The Quality Chekd Lab Proficiency Program provides members a confidential venue to routinely assess the technical proficiency of their in-house lab and staff. Participation offers a cost effective method to benchmark with other participants and to compare standard dairy testing skills and test results to those of an accredited third party lab. Through continuous participation in this testing program, each organization will:
- Access lab/analyst proficiency, precision and accuracy
- Establish on-site lab credibility
- Benchmark with peer participants
- Comply with GFSI and customer audit criteria
Partnership with Merieux NutriSciences
Through Quality Chekd’s partnership with Merieux NutriSciences, members are offered substantial discounts on a number of services, such as packaging certification, nutritional analysis, third party auditing and environmental monitoring.
Merieux NutriSciences is the leading internationally accredited provider of food safety and quality services. Through the QCS Purchasing program, Quality Chekd members receive a substantial discount and exclusive pricing on critical lab, food safety and quality assurance services, such as single service packaging certification, 3rd party and GFSI auditing, training, environmental testing, data management and nutritional analysis/labeling assistance. For more information contact Ray Collins at [email protected]