Quality ― Certification

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments, an agency responsible for the control and safety of food and drugs.

CE Marking
The CE Mark, or formerly EC mark, is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1985. The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the EEA that are manufactured in, or designed to be sold in, the EEA.
The CE marking is the manufacturer"s declaration that the products meet the requirements of the applicable EC directives.
CG mark
 "Japan Association for Cooking Gloves"  is to promote appropriate use to ensure safety of cooking gloves.
It has established a standards according to three kinds of material: "PVC gloves" "NBR gloves" and "Latex gloves". 
EN 374-1

Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms.

EN 374-5

Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms. Determination of resistance to penetration

EC 1935/2004
The international symbol for 'food safe' material. The symbol identifies that the material used in the product is safe for food contact. 
The regulation is applicable to any product intended for food contact whether it be made of metals, ceramics, paper and board, and plastics.
Special instructions to be observed for safe and appropriate use.
NSF International Protocol P155
NSF International, is a not for  profit, non governmental organization.  They are the leading global supplier of public health and safety based risk management services.
This protocol covers disposable single-task gloves typically used for food handling, preparation, and service tasks. This protocol establishes criteria for product quality in terms of toxicology, physical properties, barrier resistance, and sanitation.
ISO 9001
ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
(a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
(b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
ISO 13485

ISO 13485:2003 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.

SA 8000

SA8000 measures social performance in eight areas important to social accountability in workplaces, anchored by a management system element that drives continuous improvement in all areas of the Standard. It is appreciated by brands and industry leaders for its rigorous approach to ensuring the highest quality of social compliance in their supply chains, all the while without sacrificing business interests.


Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are the practices required in order to conform to guidelines recommended by agencies that control authorization and licensing for manufacture and sale of medical devices. These guidelines provide minimum requirements that a manufacturer must meet to assure that the products are of high quality and do not pose any risk to the consumer or public.


The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, RoHS, short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.


REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. 


BRC-Personal Care and Household covers formulated and fabricated products which typically have higher hygiene requirements due to the nature and usage of products. Examples include cosmetics, medical devices, nappies, food wrap and household cleaners.