Food & Agriculture Services
For more than two decades, Scientific Certification Systems has established programs that recognize the outstanding efforts of food producers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and restaurants, with the goal of encouraging the entire industry to follow their lead. As a trusted independent third-party, SCS’s professional team combines a rigorous scientific approach with strong customer service to ensure that our clients’ food is flavorful, nutritious, safe, and healthy.
Suppliers – Find a complete list of more than 7000 certified products searchable by grower, label and commodity.
Buyers – Access our password-protected searchable database to find the certified products your customers want.
Flavor Management and Certified Flavor Rich
SCS combines the latest discoveries in flavor research, direct sensory evaluation and chemical and physical product analysis to help seed companies, growers, shippers, retailers and distributors optimize the flavor of their produce. Find out more about Flavor Management and Certified Flavor Rich.
Sustainable Seafood Certification
SCS certifies well-managed fisheries and seafood suppliers that conform to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) international sustainability standards, the world’s leading certification and ecolabeling program for sustainable seafood. Find out more about Sustainable Seafood Certifications.
NutriClean® Lab Tested and Certified Pesticide Free
The NutriClean Certification assures consumers that your products that are pesticide free. No other company can match our experience in evaluating pest management practices from the field to the store. SCS’ Pesticide Free certification is the most stringent guarantee of product purity in market today.
SCS offers National Organic Program (NOP) Organic certification to growers, handlers and food processors. SCS also offers special certification options for growers who are in transition to organic, but not yet qualified to make full organic claims as well as “organic plus” certifications to organic growers who can demonstrate performance beyond the requirements of the NOP. Find out more about organic certification.
Food Safety Auditing
BRC, GlobalGap, TNC
SCS offers auditing services to help you comply with retailers’ requirements including British Retail Consortium (BRC), GlobalGap and Tesco’s Nature’s Choice (TNC). Find out more about BRC, GlobalGap, TNC.
SCS conducts comprehensive GAP/GMP audits that focus on procedures and practices related to land usage and history, harvesting practices, environmental hazards, water quality, pest control, recall/traceability, employee health and hygiene, and other related Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs). Find out more about GAP/GMP auditing.
SQF Auditing Services
SCS is an accredited, SQF-approved auditor and certifier to SQF 1000, for primary producers and growers and SQF 2000 for the manufacturing, processing and distribution sectors. Find out more about SQF Auditing Services.
SCS administers VeriFlora, an agricultural sustainability certification and eco-labeling program recognized as the gold-standard in the floriculture and horticulture industries. Find out more about VeriFlora.
SCS can help you define metrics for best practices, develop a unique responsible sourcing program for your company or commodity, implement a preferred supplier rating system, or provide an auditor’s eye for a technical review of pre-existing program materials. Find out more about Responsible Sourcing.
Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices
SCS currently provides oversight and verification of Starbucks' C.A.F.E. (Coffee and Farmer Equity) program. Find out more about Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices.
Starbucks Cocoa Practices
SCS provides oversight and verification of Starbucks' Cocoa Practices program. Find out more about Starbucks Cocoa Practices.
Agricultural Pesticide Residue Testing
SCS offers a broad set of agricultural residue testing services to help you through import/export and to help you meet retailers’ quality requirements. No other company can match our experience in evaluating pest management practices from the field to the store. Find out more about agricultural testing services.
FDA Detention Testing
SCS takes the uncertainty out of import detention by providing expedited agricultural residue sampling and testing services. With more than 25 years of experience with FDA testing protocols and daily contact with FDA representatives, SCS provides fast, knowledgeable service for importers. Find out more about FDA Detention Testing.
Nutrition + Antioxidant Testing
SCS verifies the actual levels of essential vitamins, minerals and high-potency antioxidants in your foods. SCS uses FDA methodologies to help you make credible, FDA-compliant claims about the benefits of your product. Find out more about nutrition and antioxidant testing.