Mar2010.. China :- The assembling line of electronic lice comb was observed and evaluated by TQCS ASIA's auditor.
March 2009.. TQCS Asia's Lead Trainer provided the HACCP training in practice at Agricultural Extension's training facility. There has been 25 attendants from government office participating in the program.
On the second day audit at baby's product facility, the evaluation of skilled worker's performance was carried out. Auditor observed the physical activities of workers at the assembling line. The evaluation criteria is being determined to ensure an individual worker is qualified to handle all critical processing steps.
Tensile and Tearing test are carried out at physical lab testing facility of infant's products manufacturer. TQCS Asia auditor verified the test is being technically performed based on international recognised methodology.
Nov 2008.. at 3M Thailand - Lardlumkaew site , the physical audit and GMP inspection has been carried out against medical device regulation. The quality system audit is the key part of supplier qualification program.
Traceability and batch identification program are key component of the non-conforming product tracking system. Implementing the program would permit the identification of the production status based on factual approach. At the facility, the workshop on traceability exercise and recall simulation was provided to supplier by TQCS Asia's technical specialist.
The medical device specialist from TQCS Asia has performed the on-site audit and process inspection at the medical device manufacturer. The quality system is being established by the plant. The ISO13485 and the current 21 CFR 820 Quality system regulation for medical devices are also applied.
In the packaging industry , the physical property testing can be performed on both films and packages The test include :- Performance oriented packages, Drop testing of packages according to weight measurement, Rapid dismantling of test pieces to analyze behavior of internal and crushable structures, Puncture testing of packages , Crush testing by dropping more weight than package weight , Penetration tests and compression/stacking tests , High-speed filming of tests with overnight developing, Liquid penetrate analysis Internal and external, measurements of packaging size and deformation Surface Resistance Volume Resistivity.
At any physical inspection of the packaging material, the packaging specialist from TQCS Asia could verify the packaging specification compliance and confirm that the tests are technically performed according to the international standard.
The chemical composition test carried out by advanced technological analyser. All of the chemical elements requiring analysis by the metal industry can be determined - including traces of carbon, phosphorus, sulfur, and nitrogen. Completely defined calibration modules are available for the relevant matrices (base metals), like Fe, Al, Cu, Ni, Co, Ti, Mg, Zn, Sn and Pb.
TQCS ASIA's specialist could conduct the test and verification of procedure and test program for metal industry. The test was run at steel manufacturing in Sep2008.
Tensile testing is one of the accurate method of testing in steel industry. TQCS ASIA's auditor verify that the test is carried out by the qualified technicians, the lab procedures are followed and that the requirement against ISO17025 has been effectively implemented. The verification has been performed at Wire Rod manufacturer during 18 Sep 2008.
Aug 2008.. Production & quality control staff have participated in the workshop for planning and establishment of the critical control point for their processing line. The comprehensive CCP monitoring plan is the leading part of the program that need to be set up.The trainees are also given the simulation exercise on traceability and management framework . TQCS ASIA's specialist are capable to assist the supplier to establish the effective CCP process monitoring and traceability program.
To ensure its freshness and premium quality of the fresh produce,TQCS ASIA's sourcing team will work only with the qualified packing house and collecting the fresh produce only from the registered GAP farms.
The post harvest handling, screening and dressing are performed with GHP by the skilled workers under the good sanitary facility.
Product sample retention must be done on each lot of production or shipment. Qualified supplier must demonstrate that they have the sample retain storage in place and the record must be available for verification. In the case of any issues on quality, the retained sample may be taken for re-inspect or testing. TQCS Asia's auditor verify that sample is retained appropriately in the controlled condition, the record is checked to confirm the compliance.
TQCS Asia auditor conducted the audit at the chemical processing facility. To ensure the system permit for the traceability, the product storage and coding system were verified on the site.
At any facility audit or inspection, an entry meeting program is then provided by TQCS ASIA's senior auditor. The representatives of the auditee are briefed to follow and understand the process and time line of overall auditing program. The specified requirements were comprehensively explained to all participants at the entry meeting session.
June 11, 2008.. At fresh produce packing house in Chachoensao province , the workshop about facility audit and inspection were carried out by the government's auditors at the fresh produce packing facility. The workshop was led by TQCS ASIA's trainer.
June10-12,2008.. Bangkok TQCS ASIA's certified trainer provided the auditor training for the government authority. There has been 40 government auditors participating in the course .
May 2008.. at ZR Marine Resources in Guangdong Province -China , the facility audit against BRC and QMS technical standard has been carried out by TQCS ASIA's auditor team . The process evaluation and on-site process monitoring are critical activities that need to be reviewed by the auditor.
Product testing is the key part for all inspection work and process monitoring. TQCS Asia works only with the accredited laboratory located in any specified countries. The test will be carried out by qualified lab technicians, where the result will be reported within a timely manner.
The new quality standard e.g. ISO27001 , ISO9001:2008 , ISO22000:2005 have been brought to the discussion at the international forum in Ho-Chi-Minh city April 2008 . These 3 new standards will be much more receptive to the industry. In particularly , the ISO27001 is designed to harmonise with ISO9001:2000 and ISO14001:1996 and that the management systems can be effectively integrated.
At Food show 21-23 May 2008 , The Rice Flour Producer successfully launched the new rice flour based product " Happy Kitchen ". This company has been achieving the HACCP certification in 2006.
TQCS ASIA auditor team conducted the quality system audit at Ikari Thailand , a Japanese based company actively running as the chemical producer and pest control operator . The company successfully become the leader in providing on site pest control services and plant sanitary products. Achieving the ISO9001:2000 certification in 2006 , the company has become the approved supplier for governmental body.
October 2006.. NFC , the leader Japanese sauce producer located in the northern part of Thailand has been achieved the ISO9001:2000 and HACCP certification . The certification audit has been carried out by TQCS ASIA auditor team. Today, the QMS certification is the pre-qualification criteria for the company for obtaining the approval as supplier for international airline's catering.
The BRC technical standard has become key part of food safety management system. During the past 3 years from 2005-2007, TQCS ASIA auditor team has performed the on-site audit at more than 10 food processing plants in mainland China . The successful implementation of QMS-BRC system has given a push on export of Chinese processed food to most of EU countries.
May 2008.. During the crisis of rice plantation, resulting from global warming, the world price for rice keep increasing incredibly highest for the past 50 years, TQCS ASIA auditor conducted the process evaluation and monitoring at Rice Milling facility in the northeast of Thailand. To ensure the process is in a controllable manner, the CCP monitoring are carried out where product must meet the specification.
14-18 April 2008.. 2 senior auditors from TQCS ASIA have attended the international forum in Ho-Chi-Minh city, Vietnam. The conference was held and shared by all technical experts/auditors from 12 countries.
April 2008.. the inspector from TQCS ASIA conducted the plant audit and comprehensive process inspection at 4 Indonesian food processing plants. The service performed to support the procurement for the oversea buyers. The results of inspections have been submitted to oveasea buyers within 24 hours .
On 4th Quarter of 2007.. TQCS ASIA inspector performed on-site product inspection for HL , a Canadian company . The pre-shipment inspection was carried out , to ensure that only product that meet specification will be shipped out to agreed destination. HL is one of the largest consumer product distributor in North America.
On Mar 28 , 2008.. TQCS ASIA certified trainer has conducted the technical training on MSC quality standard for Lucky Union Frozen Foods Co.,ltd . There has been about 30 participants attended the training course.
On April 3, 2008.. TQCS ASIA auditor team have performed the certification surveillance audit at Thai Union Frozen Foods Public Co.,ltd against MSC -Chain of Custody standard . Thai Union Frozen Foods is one of the Thailand largest integrated shrimp aquaculture -feedmill and seafood processing for export .