SCS debuts antioxidant superfoods certification

SCS debuts antioxidant superfoods certification

Certification and labeling process will let fresh food manufacturers scientifically confirm and promote the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods.

SCS Global Services (SCS) is announcing its groundbreaking Certified Antioxidant Superfoods Program for fresh food at the PMA Fresh Summit 2012 conference this week. At an educational session for attendees on Sunday, Oct. 28, SCS will describe the important antioxidant subclasses linked to significant health benefits, and explain how communicating certification of exceptional antioxidant levels in fresh foods can benefit producers, retailers and consumers alike.

SCS, a long-time PMA member and exhibitor at the Fresh Summit, chose the PMA Fresh Summit as the site of its announcement to emphasize the vital importance that fresh foods play in maintaining health. A leader in third-party food safety, auditing, testing and certification services for three decades, SCS will introduce producers, food manufacturers, retailers, the press, and other interested parties to the Certified Antioxidant Superfoods Program, a step-by-step certification and labeling process that will allow fresh food producers and manufacturers to scientifically confirm and promote the benefits of their antioxidant rich foods on packaging and in consumer marketing in-store and on the Internet.

Wil Sumner, SCS' expert Director of Testing, will describe the process and take questions in Room 303a at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sign-up for the limited seating event is at Sumner's presentation will focus on:

  • How Antioxidant Superfood certification works
  • Targeted antioxidant subclasses and related health benefits
  • Food products likely to qualify
  • Certification and labeling process
  • Compliance with FDA and FTC guidelines

"We're excited to be able offer a new certification to the fresh foods industry that puts the spotlight on the important health benefits of fresh foods, and distinguishes producers who are achieving exceptional antioxidant levels in their products," said Sumner. Pilot projects are nearing completion and will soon be announced, he added.

In addition to Certified Antioxidant Superfoods, SCS' multiple certification services include Pesticide Residue Free certification for producers who wish to reduce pesticide use for export or product differentiation and labeling; Flavor and Sensory Ratings, for producers and retailers who want to increase overall product quality and taste; and Food Safety audits and certification, for producers, packers, distributors and retailers who wish to demonstrate or improve their accredited food safety systems for customer acceptance or export. SCS offers USDA Organic and Sustainably Grown certification separately and in cost-effective bundled packages for overall savings and convenience.

To find out more about SCS's Certified Antioxidant Superfood program, and its broad range of food auditing, certification, testing and training services, visit the SCS Booth #835 at the PMA Fresh Summit or visit

SCS' programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. SCS is accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. Consistent with its mission, SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.

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