Intertek acquires RQA's facility auditing operations
January 08, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
CHICAGO — Intertek has acquired the food facility auditing operations of RQA, Inc., a company that provides a range of food services.
"RQA is pleased to embark on this journey together to improve auditing services worldwide for food retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in direct response to an increase in food regulations worldwide," said Larry Platt, president of RQA.
The acquisition will provide for the bundling of food auditing services for clients throughout the world, and under the arrangement Intertek will perform a variety of audits to provide a one-stop-shop for global food retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers.
"As the rising demand for food auditing services continues to grow in the U.S. and globally, we are making food auditing resources available to clients across the globe more centralized and accessible by housing all solutions under one roof at Intertek," said Dr. Jochen Zoller, president of food services for Intertek.