Inspection and Certification

Cugnier has the intention to ensure a strict control of quality and quantity, reduce risk, avoid claims and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements of different countries and markets.

At the end of each service performed by Cugnier, a Certificate is issued, which are available all the information generated from the scope of work. This certificate has international validity and will ensure product quality.

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Audit And Consulting

Cugnier performs consulting services for management system certification, among the main types are:

ISO 14001

The certification of an Environmental Management System in the international market shows that the certified organization adopts practices geared towards minimizing the environmental impacts and the preservation of biodiversity. The implementation of ISO 14001 ensures reduction in emissions. This is because there is a review of the entire production process of the organization, seeking improved performance in line with controls on the use of inputs and non‐renewable resources.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is an international standard that establishes a set of prerequisites for the implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) of an organization. This certification enables the improvement of various processes, promoting continuous improvement of products and services offered and customer satisfaction. Quality Management System provides benefits to organizations, such as visibility and credibility to the market and competent to export to demanding markets.

ISO 22000

ISO 22000 is an international standard for Food Safety setting prerequisites for the implementation of a Food Safety Management System. ISO 22000 integrates the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and has focus on food safety at all stages of the supply chain..

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 aims to ensure compliance with procedures outlined for managing risks to health and safety of an organization. Implementing a Security System and Operational Health allows for increased employee productivity and production processes of the organization. In addition, OHSAS 18001 demonstrates both internally and externally, the seriousness and the importance that employees are treated.

DSA 8000 - Social Responsibility Management System

The SA 8000 corresponds to an international standard that standardizes management systems aimed at social responsibility in favor of satisfactory working conditions. This standard is based both in human rights and in the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO). This certification shows that the organization aims not only to the exploitation of economic and human resources, but also promote social development of its employees.

Brazilian Program of Quality and Productivity of Habitat

The Brazilian Program of Quality and Productivity of Habitat BPQP‐H is an instrument of the Federal Government to organize the construction sector with regard to improving the habitat quality and production modernization.

The BPQP‐H involves a set of actions to conformity assessment services and construction companies, improving the quality of materials, training and retraining of skilled labor, technical standardization, training labs, evaluation of innovative technologies, information consumers and promoting

communication between the sectors involved. This certification aims at increasing competitiveness in the sector, improving the quality of products and services, reducing costs and optimizing the use of public resources.


Brazilian System of Animal Products Inspection ‐ SISB / POA The competencies to carry out inspections of establishments makers of animal products allowing the marketing of products throughout Brazil.


State Inspection Service ‐ SIE Aims to inspect, monitor and control hygienic and sanitary aspects of products, as well as register and accredit establishments that sell and carry out production activities, storage and processing of animal products at the state level.


Brazilian Federal Inspection Service ‐ SIF It is a control system which evaluates the quality of production of food of animal origin. A check is made of the minimum quality requirements for use of products, and at receiving the SIF seal may be marketed throughout the national territory.

Laboratory Tests

Cugnier performs laboratory tests services relying on independent laboratories accredited by INMETRO. To meet the quality requirements, A3Q laboratory, for example, has high‐tech equipment and technicians trained to perform analyzes following regulations: ICUMSA, SAL, RSAL, GAFTA, FOSFA, AOAC, AOCS, ISO, ANEC, among others.

Cugnier is able to provide analysis services performed in accordance with internationally recognized methodologies. Among them, we highlight the grading, physicochemical and microbiological for various products such as: Meat (pork, beef and poultry), Edible oils, Grains and cereals and Sugar.

Municipal Inspection Service ‐ SIM

Controls the quality of products of animal origin at the municipal level, assuring the consumer that these products were produced in satisfactory hygienic and sanitary standards. At the same time, it encourages small businesses and entrepreneurs to come out of hiding, providing consumers with food quality and safety.

Storage Units Certification

It is a system coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), with rules and management procedures for the qualification and enabling storage units, with the objective of security and conservation of agricultural products. This certification attests that an

entity has the expertise to provide this specific service within a standard of quality, meeting the technical requirements established by MAPA. The Warehouse certification strengthens the relationship between the productive sectors and stokers, reducing losses and increasing the credibility and competitiveness of products subject to this storage process.

Consulting for BPF Implementation

A set of measures that should be adopted by the food industry to ensure the sanitary quality and compliance of food products with the technical regulations. The federal health legislation regulates these measures in general, applicable food industry and specific industries that process certain categories of foods.

Consulting to Implement APPCC System

Developed to ensure the production of safe food to consumers' health. This system contributes to greater customer

satisfaction, makes companies more competitive, expands the possibilities to conquest new markets, national and international, as well as providing the reduction of losses of raw materials, packaging and product.

Pre‐Shipment Inspection

The Pre‐Shipment Inspection (PSI) evaluates a particular product for export, considering the needs of both the exporter as the importer.

The PSI scope

It can include various types of controls, then we highlight a few: Quantity, Visual aspects, Packaging, markings and damage, Product quality, Collection of samples, Laboratory analysis, Storage conditions, Temperature control (when applicable), Presence function test (if applicable), Documentation Review, Loading Supervision, Sealing Container.


The way a cargo will reach its destination involves directly the commercial relationship between the parties. The PSI service guarantees the quality of exported products, adding reliability, credibility and transparency to the trade relations. This is why, to certify the product quality standards can meet the technical specifications and contractual requirements.

Download Inspection ‐ DI

DI is a service used by both exporters and by importers and refers to the inspections at the time of product unloading on arrival in the destination country. DI aims to verify and guarantee that the downloaded products comply with the information declared at the time of shipment in the country of origin.

The DI Scope

The Download inspection can include verification of: Quantity, Visual aspects, Packaging, markings and damage, Product quality, Samples Collection, Laboratory analysis, Storage conditions, Temperature control (when applicable), Presence function test (if applicable), Documentation Review, Discharging Supervision, Opened Container (sealing review).


Door‐to‐Door Inspection consists of a modality that covers both on‐site inspection of origin of goods before shipment (pre‐shipment inspection), as well in the destination country at the time of download. With this type of service it’s possible to provide full assurance of compliance with the qualitative requirements of marketed products, as well as the quantities of products, taking into account international agreements and contracts of each client.

Ships Operations

The Cugnier conducts surveys and inspections of cargo and the shipment tracking of ships in order to establish the conditions of the products being transported issuing certificates as for load conditions before leaving the country. In addition, these certifications can be used in possible claims for loss or damage.

Provided Operations

Basements Inspection Certificate with photos (Cleaning), Hose Test Certificate (tightness), Hose Test Certificate with photos (tightness), Copy of the report of the last 03 cargo shipped on the ship, Inspection certificate concerning the total cargo loaded, one certificate for each type of load and Exporter / Importer with photos, Worked Periods Report and downtime, Application Certificate of seals in the hold including photos, Draft Survey Report, Load sample collection certificate with photos,

Certificate of the delivery of the samples to the ship's command, Certificate ship loading Plan, Document Copy of general information of the ship, Certificate of the cargo laboratory analysis, Weight verification certificate with photo (applied only to cargo in sacks), Copy of the terminal scales of calibration certificate (when possible), Copy of cargo fumigation certificate (when applicable), Certificate of laboratory analysis