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Given the wide diversity of food products and the abundance of available information, consumers want to have a clear and succinct data on the origin of the products, their specific characteristics due to geographical areas, traditional production methods and history, all this enabling them to make informed choices.

Food certification is carried out in accordance with European and national legislation and European standards.

The system of protection of the names of Romanian agricultural products and foodstuffs, similar to that of the EU member states, allows the Romanian producers to apply for the registration and protection of the name in the European Union.

PDO – “Protected Designation of Origin” - covers products that are produced, processed and prepared in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from the region concerned.

PGI – “Protected Geographical Indication” - covers products whose quality or reputation is linked to the place or region where it is produced, processed or prepared, although the ingredients used need not necessarily come from that geographical area.

TSG – “Traditional Speciality Guaranteed” – refers to products of a traditional character, either in the composition or means of production, without a specific link to a particular geographical area.

Food certification aims to protect against:

  •   Any commercial use of a registered name which would allow the exploitation of its reputation;
  •   Misuse, imitation or evocation of origin,
  •   Any false or misleading indication of the provenance, origin, nature or essential qualities of the product;
  •   Any other practice liable to mislead the consumer as to the true origin of the product.

CERTIND has RENAR accreditation according to the requirements of SR EN ISO/CEI 17065:2013 and Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, with recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and European Commission for PDO, PGI and TSG.

  • STEPS FOR CERTIFICATION
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Submitting the application for certification to CERTIND

2. Drafting and sending the certification offer to the CLIENT

3. Contracting - following the Clients’ acceptance of the offer

4. Assignment of the audit team by CERTIND

5. Audit planning - by mutual agreement between the auditor and client

6. Certification audit - is carried out in two stages: Stage I + Stage II

7. Granting the conformity certificate

8. Surveillance I Audit

9. Surveillance II Audit

10. Recertification

What is ISO?

What is a standard?

An international standard provides world class specifications for products, services and systems to ensure quality, safety and efficiency, thus helping to facilitate international trade.

What is RENAR?

Romanian Accreditation Association - RENAR, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization and is formally recognized as unique national accreditation body. More information on www.renar.ro.

What is a management system?

A management system represents the framework through which an organization sets its own policies and procedures to ensure that it can carry out all the tasks necessary to achieve its objectives and promote continuous improvement. Management systems allow an organization to establish and use best practices in conducting its own business. Management systems can be: Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001), Food Safety (ISO 22000), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001), Information Security (ISO / CEI 27001) etc., as well as combinations of these systems (integrated systems).

What is an integrated management system?

An integrated management system combines several management system standards (eg ISO 9001 + ISO 14001 + ISO 45001) into a single system to be exploited and managed more easily.

What is implementation?

Implementing a management system means establishing the processes that take place in the organization and harmonizing the organization's activity with the requirements of the reference standard(s).

What is the difference between “accreditation” and “certification”?

Accreditation: Accreditation is the formal recognition of a conformity assessment body (Certification Body) by an accreditation authority, that the Certification Body has the technical and organizational competence to perform a specific services in accordance with the technical standards and regulations described in the accreditation field.
Certification: Certification is the process by which an organization is assessed by a third party (Certification Body) to provide a written warranty (conformity certificate) that a product, process, system, or person meets the requirements of the reference standard(s).

What is the price of a certification?

Certification costs vary from one organization to another, depending on the field of activity, the number of employees, the number of locations of the organization and the number of standards for which certification is sought. For a customized offer please send the offer form.

Is the conformity certificate issued by CERTIND SA recognized in other countries?

If the certificate is issued under accreditation by CERTIND SA, the certificate should be recognized in those countries whose national accreditation bodies are signatories to the multilateral agreement EA, IAF and ILAC.

What is the validity of a certificate?

A conformity certificate is valid for 3 years, subject to annual surveillance audits. Before the certificate expires, the recertification audit takes place and the entire certification cycle is resumed.

Can a certificate be suspended/ withdrawn?

Yes. If the certified client incorrectly uses the conformity certificate(s) or the certification mark, does not allow the performance of surveillance audits or the findings of the surveillance audit is that the organization no longer complies with the requirements of the reference standard(s), the Certification Body may suspend / withdraw the certificate.

Can I get the certificate if I do not have the management system implemented?

No. If the management system in your organization does not meet the requirements of the applicable standard(s), the Certification Body will not grant you the conformity certificate(s).

Do I need certification?

You need certification if you want:
• permanently improve performance by coordinating and managing the organization in a systematic and planned manner;
• develop your business better through a clear and predictable evolutionary environment;
• better document the processes / activities to ease their understanding;
• ease the work of new employees through documented procedures;
• motivate and raise awareness of staff by defining key roles and responsibilities;
• involve employees in achieving the organization's goals;
• reduce costs by increasing efficiency and productivity, by better control of activity and flows;
• increase productivity by improving processes;
• keep control of non-compliant products / services;
• reduce the number of complaints;
• participate in auctions;
• continually improve your work by conducting internal audits.

What are the steps to obtaining certification?

1. Submitting the application for certification to CERTIND
2. Drafting and sending the certification offer to the CLIENT
3. Contracting - following the Clients’ acceptance of the offer
4. Assignment of the audit team by CERTIND
5. Audit planning - by mutual agreement between the auditor and client
6. The certification audit - is carried out in two stages: Stage I + Stage II
7. Granting the conformity certificate
8. Surveillance I Audit
9. Surveillance II Audit
10. Recertification

Is CERTIND SA an accredited certification body?

Yes. CERTIND holds multiple accreditations from the Romanian Accreditation Association - RENAR for certification of both management systems and product conformity. For full information on CERTIND accreditations/ recognitions, please click aici

CERTIND SA is a Notified Body for various EU directives?

CERTIND SA is a Notified Body, having the notification number NB 2174, for Regulation (EU) no. 305/2011 - Construction products.

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