The "Steckbrief" (Wanted poster) contains standard values and ranges for certain reference numbers (RSK values, Richtwerte und Schwankungsbreiten bestimmter Kennzahlen) for analytical evaluation of products. The self-control of SGF has scored first success. Major quality defects are being eliminated using legal assistance.
I within the scope of a scientific symposium, SGF presents the results of its EU sponsored study in advanced methods for fruit juice analysis.
After Austria, Sweden is making use of the SGF/IRMA service.
European control system from different EU countries join under the umbrella of the EQCS.
All manufacturers are being controlled following a hygiene checklist.
with the goal to initiate local control systems in the EU candidate countries in East-Europe and to support the set-up of such systems in South-Europe.
The data base contains values from authentic samples from all over the world. The fruit juice industries of Sweden and Ireland joined SGF/RQCS to be involved in SGF market and bottler/packer controls.
SGF is in charge of this project.
Central issues in the Code of Conduct include among others working time regulations, the payment of appropriate wages, the prohibition of child and forced labour and the ban on discrimination. The Code of Conduct also covers sustainability issues related to the environment.
Since its introduction in 2007, the Code of Conduct has been endorsed by 90% of all SGF raw material suppliers and traders.
RQCS (Regional Quality Control System) in IQCS (International Quality Control System).
in the category industrial automation.
in the area of safeguarding minimum ecological and social standards on the level of fruit farmers and suppliers in the fruit juice industry.
Changing from the legal form of a European Economic Interest Group (EEIG) into the legal form of a non-profit organization under Belgian law (AISBL – Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) with new statutes and guidelines.
From now on, the China Inspection Authority for Import and Export (CIQA) advises all China’s fruit processors to join the SGF, participate in the SGF/IRMA control system and comply with the IRMA audit and inspection standards. Furthermore, all Chinese importers of concentrated fruit juice, purees etc. are advised to purchase from suppliers audited by SGF/IRMA.
with headquarters in Mainz. The QJF assumes the SGF’s assets in the improbable event of the SGF going into liquidation.
SGF/IRMA (International Raw Material Assurance), founded in 1989. The successful work of industrial self-control is being presented by a five-minute video clip.
Based on mutual association membership the quality of fruit juices and their raw materials on the Chinese market shall be assured.
The Brazilian Association of Citrus Exporters (CitrusBR) and SGF support the philosophy and commitment of the corresponding partner association.
to share experience and complete a training programme. In future, it will be held every two years.
Signing of the cooperation agreement with the Chinese Citrus Research Institute (CRI), Chongqing, focused on safety and authenticity data of Chinese orange juice.
Signing of the cooperation agreement with the China Chamber of Commerce of I/E of Foodstuffs, Native Produce & Animal By-Products, Fruit & Vegetables & Industrial Food Dept China (CFNA).
At the General Assembly, SGF presents the new, professionally designed company logo.
The auditors now handle the data retrieval, data input and data transmission during the audit with the help of the newly developed app through a tablet. This paperless system is environmentally friendly, cost and time efficient and less prone to mistakes.
during the Juice Summit in Antwerp with a gala evening attended by around 500 guests. From the first analysis of finished products on the market, SGF has developed into the acknowledged global system for fruit juices that serves the industry regarding all aspects of production, quality, authenticity, safety and sustainability.
A final workshop at the “SGF/IRMA Conference Thailand and Far East” marks the conclusion of the SGF-project QUALITHAI (project to improve product safety and quality for the fruit juice industry in Thailand).
Through an internal audit, SGF International e.V. prepares for the upcoming ISO 9001:2015 certification.
At the General Assembly in Antwerp, Belgium, SGF presents the new, professionally designed corporate video "Be Part of a Safe System", that imparts SGF’s core process in an entertaining manner.
For the first time, SGF certifies a German forwarding agent that conducts aseptic transports for the fruit juice industry.
In its Code of Business Conduct (CoBC) of the fruit juice industy, AIJN has formulated principles on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability matters that have to be approved by SGF/IRMA and SGF/IQCS members in order to become SGF-certified.
Training of the SGF-auditors regarding current developments at SGF and new versions of the audit app.
SGF and IFU jointly organize seminars in five different Latin American countries in order to intensify the contact to the local members and to inform about new developments of the fruit juice sector.
For the first time, it is officially certified that SGF that SGF has implemented and maintains a Quality Management System in the scope of the voluntary self-control of the worldwide juice industry that fulfils the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.