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SGS in Canada and Romania have gained "Approved Fumigator" status from Gafta, the Grain and Feed Trade Association, against its new Standard for Fumigation.

Gafta Approved Fumigator Logo

The two new Certificates of Conformity were awarded by Gafta following recent successful audits and mean both SGS in Canada and SGS in Romania will now be listed on Gafta's Approved Register of Fumigators, launched in September 2018.

The new Standard for Fumigation, a revision of the GTAS Fumigation and Pest Control manual, was established in June 2018 to improve the level of competence and understanding about infestation, pest control and fumigants in traded agricultural commodities markets. Gafta's new directives state that if goods are traded on Gafta contracts that incorporate the 132 Fumigation Rules, a fumigator from the Approved Register must be employed.

Alexander Stock, Fumigation Business Development Manager at SGS said, "As a world leader in pest control and fumigation, we are delighted that our business divisions in Canada and Romania are now listed on Gafta's Approved Register of Fumigators. With more of our business divisions gaining 'Approved Fumigator' status, we are increasingly well-placed to ensure clients around the world benefit from our fumigation services to prevent insect-related risks and damage during the transportation and storage of commodities."

SGS Fumigation Services

SGS has a long history of performing pest control and fumigation services in ports and logistics centers worldwide. This includes the treatment of cargoes loaded into sea-going vessels, barges and containers. These services comply with stringent national and international legislation, with best practice and with globally agreed quality and safety standards.

SGS's complete fumigation and pest management services include:

  • Fumigation of stored goods
  • Fumigation during or prior to shipment
  • Biocide treatment of cargoes
  • Disinfection and fumigation for the food and beverage industry
  • Quarantine fumigation of wood and timber, to obtain a phytosanitary certificate
  • Ventilation and gas-free measurement
  • Auditing

Gafta – Grain and Feed Trade Association

As an international trade association with over 1,800 members in 95 countries, Gafta aims to promote international trade of grains, animal feed and raw ingredients, and to protect its members' interests worldwide. More details are available at www.gafta.com/fumigators, where the new Standard can be downloaded.

For more information, please contact:

Alexander Stock
International Sales and Development Manager Fumigation
t: +32 3 570 97 65

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.