dicentra Global Certifications and WQS Group Announce Strategic Partnership for BRC Global Standards Certification

October 10, 2019 By

dicentra Global Certifications (dicentra GC), an ISO 17065 accredited certification body based in Toronto, Ontario, has announced a new partnership with World Quality Services (WQS) Group, a key player in food certification, auditing, and training services. This strategic partnership will help dicentra GC expand the Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRC is also known as BRCGS) Certification throughout North America and Europe with a specific focus on the United States, Canada, and Poland.

The BRC Global Standards Certification is an internationally recognized mark of food safety and quality. Food processors, food distributors and food packagers are required to renew their BRC Global Standards Certification annually. Under this new partnership dicentra GC’s global network of qualified auditors will now be able to provide the BRC Global Standards Certification to existing and new clients seeking to harmonize their company’s food safety standards throughout the supply chain. Currently, there are 2593 food processors, distributors and packagers certified to BRC in the United States, 647 in Canada, and 1072 in Poland.

“This is a very exciting partnership for both organizations. We are leveraging dicentra’s strong presence in Canada and the United States, and infrastructure as an ISO accredited certification body. At the same time, we are leveraging WQS’s status as a BRC Global Standards Certification body to penetrate these three large global markets,” said Peter Wojewnik, Vice President of Growth, Marketing & Sales, dicentra. “Together we will build an even stronger network of auditors globally and offer our well-known exceptional customer service to those seeking BRC Global Standards Certification.”

“We look forward to working with dicentra in what will be a mutually beneficial long-term business relationship. Their expertise and strong presence in Canada and the United States is indispensable and we’re confident in the value that we’ll be able to provide to the food industry,” said Valmir Rodrigues, CEO, WQS Group.

About dicentra
Global Certifications is a division of dicentra, a contract research organization and professional consulting firm that specializes in addressing all matters related to safety, quality, and compliance for all product categories in the life sciences and food industries. dicentra has four divisions; Life Sciences, Food Safety & Quality, Global Certifications, and Clinical Trials. The Global Certifications division is ISO 17065 accredited by the America National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body. Please note that dicentra Global Certifications does not provide certification services to any company that has received consulting services from dicentra in the last two years. dicentra is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and has an office in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit https://dicentra.com.

About WQS Group
From 1993, WQS has been continuously growing internationally. Currently headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, WQS branch offices in Brazil, Mexico, and provide services through Latin and Central America. We provide solutions for over 20,000 companies all across the food chain, from farm, to production, packing, transportation, and retail. For more information, visit https://wqscert.com.