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Cotecna Houston accredited ISO / IEC 17020

Press Release
Houston (USA), 10 March, 2011

In February 2011, Cotecna Inspection, Inc., in Houston (USA), received the ISO/IEC 17020 certificate of accreditation from the US ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board / ACLASS.

The scope of accreditation includes inspection services for meat products, edible and other oils and fats, cereals and grains, containers and vessels.

ISO/IEC 17020 is an internationally recognized standard that sets out general criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection. It recognizes Cotecna’s technical competence in the areas of inspection methods and procedures, but also covers aspects such as; integrity, management, confidentiality, facilities, reporting, etc.

Cotecna’s US office in Houston (Texas) is ideally located to serve East Coast, Gulf Coast and West Coast cities and ports. They offer services including container inspection, supervision of loading and sampling of commodities in the agricultural sector, and tailor made services and solutions for the commodities and consumer goods sector. Biofuel testing and inspection includes biodiesel, ethanol and other fuels. The Houston office is also specialized in suppliers' audit services.

The Houston laboratory is GAFTA, AOCS, and FOSFA accredited and specializes in the analysis of vegetable oils, tallow and other fats and oils.

The Houston office also coordinates all Verification of Conformity (VoC) services in North and South America. This service is especially important for companies exporting to Algeria following the 2009 ruling by the Bank of Algeria that all imported goods must undergo pre-shipment inspection in their country of origin by third party surveyors.

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Contacts:

Cotecna Houston
Cotecna Inspection, Inc.
Houston
[Reveal email address]

Khaled Sharaf
Business Development Manager
T +1 713 842 4671

Jennifer Darwin
Operations Manager
T +1 713 842 4672

Cotecna Press
Alison Bourgeois
Vice President Corporate Communications
Geneva
T +41 22 849 78 23
[Reveal email address]

CONTACT DETAILS

United States

COTECNA INSPECTION INC.
Commercial Services
900 S. Loop W
Suite 190
TX 77054 Houston

+1 (281) 974-4600
+1 (281) 974-4628
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COTECNA INSPECTION INC.
8333 NW 53rd street
Suite 450
FL 33166 Miami

+1 (786) 762 4132
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COTECNA INSPECTION SA
58, rue de la Terrassière
P.O. Box 6155
1207 Geneva

+41 22 8496900
+41 22 8496969
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