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Platinum Helps Business’ Rate High on Their Audits

February 16, 2024

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety standard based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). Platinum Pest Control is dedicated to helping Business’ rate high on their audits. Platinum Pest Control Supports all five GFSI Recognized Certification Schemes.



BRCGS is a scheme designed to harmonize food safety standards across the supply chain. This scheme is focused on building trust and confidence throughout the supply chain.

QIMA/WQS offers certification under the BRCGS Global Standards for the following members of the food supply chain:

  • BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety: for food producers (fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, aquaculture), food packing and processing facilities, food service organizations
  • BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials: for manufacturers of packaging materials for all types of products, including food and non-food
  • BRCGS Global Standard for Storage and Distribution: for storage, warehousing, logistics and transport providers, agents and brokers



The GLOBALG.A.P. standard was developed to assure consumers that food production at the farm level minimizes the negative impacts of agricultural operations on the environment, and employs a responsible approach to the health and safety-related matters of the employees, and animals.

QIMA/WQS offers certification under the GLOBALG.A.P. scheme for farmers and food producers in the following areas:

  • GLOBALG.A.P. IFA (Integrated Farm Assurance) – Fruit and Vegetables
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Hop (HO)
  • GLOBALG.A.P. + Add-on
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Handling Assurance Standard (PHA)
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Assurance (PSA)


SQF- Safe Quality Food Program

Recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system, SQF is the only GFSI recognized scheme to integrate a quality component as well as food safety. The program links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification. Using the SQF certification program will help reduce assessment inconsistencies and costs of multiple assessment standards.

QIMA/WQS offers SQF certification for all members of the food supply chain, under the following scopes:

  • SQF Food Safety Fundamentals: for small and medium sized suppliers who want to implement or improve their food safety management program
  • SQF Food Safety Code for:
  • Primary Production
  • Food Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing of Food Packaging
  • Storage and Distribution
  • SQF Quality Program: for sites that have already implemented a successful, robust Food Quality Plan


IFS Food Standard

The IFS Food Standard is a GFSI recognized standard for auditing food manufacturers. It is focused on processing foods and loose pack food products, or whenever there is a risk of food contamination during packing. By focusing on senior management responsibility, productive systems, managing resources, and pre-planning processes, it offers a robust system for maintaining the integrity of your product. This scheme is useful for all types of food product manufacturing, especially regarding compliance with customer requirements and specifications.

QIMA/WQS currently offers certification under the following IFS standards:

  • IFS Food: for food processing and food packing companies (including private labels), covering all activities related to processing, handling and primary packing of loose food products
  • IFS Global Markets Food: for retailers and industry branded food products, with a focus on supporting small businesses in the development of food safety management systems (including as a first step towards implementing the IFS Food standard)


PrimusGFS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized audit scheme for the certification of produce sector products – from growing operations to minimally-processed (fresh-cut) produce products. The scheme is endorsed by over 7,000 organizations and provides total produce supply chain coverage.

QIMA/WQS offers certification under the PrimusGFS scheme for businesses operating in the fresh produce sector, including:

  • Farms (ranches)
  • Indoor agriculture (greenhouses)
  • Harvest crews
  • Storage and distribution
  • Cooler/Cold storage
  • Packaging house
  • Processing

Don’t just take it from us, our clients have been very happy with how our services have helped them perform during their audits: 


“Mr. Tomion accomplished this goal by spending considerable time in the production facility on a weekly basis. He methodically considered and explored all options and causes related to the pest occurrence. His tenacity and concern was quite evident to the Giovanni Food Company management and has earned our respect and admiration for all his hard work and efforts.

In preparation for the renewal of this year’s SQF audit Platinum Pest Control performed all functions our prior pest control company provided for the previous year’s SQF assessment. Also Mr. Tomion made himself directly available to the SQF auditor for any questions or concerns she had regarding pest control. The auditor found Platinum Pest Control to be compliant and satisfactory in all areas of the SQF code. She was particularly impressed with the trending data analysis Mr. Tomion generated for the Giovanni Food Company.” -Alan P., Quality Manager, Giovanni Food Companies


“It is my pleasure to highly recommend Platinum Pest Control for employment with your company. Kreher’s FarmFresh Eggs, LC, Wayne County Eggs, LC and Kreher’s Sunrise Farm, LC have been working with Jeff Tomion and Hank Wodarski for the past 7 years.

I am continually impressedwith the quality of their job performance and the results that we obtain due to their diligence. Our pest control program is known as one of the best programs in our industry, in the country. We have been asked several times who we have working for us and if they travel nationally.

On average we have 6 audits per site per year and may have additional customer audits on an unannounced basis. Every auditor has been very impressed with our pest control program and the results that we achieve. We continually score within an excellent rating onevery audit and have never had a non-conformance written for pest control. We are audited underSQF(level 3), Eggland’s Best, Sysco, FDA, United Egg Producers Animal Welfare Program and our CAFO plan.

We feel that the values of Platinum Pest Control align very closely with our values in that we both realize for eggs to be produced Salmonella free a strong rodent elimination program must be followed. Because we’ve placed such a high importance on our Pest Control Program we are producing a high quality and safe product for our customers.” -Karyn K., Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Kreher’s Farm Fresh Eggs, LLC

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