About us

Ensuring the highest levels of safety and quality of our foods—and yours.

With many South Americans concerned about food safety, we understand how important it is for consumers to trust the foods they eat. That’s why the Nestlé Quality Assurance Center (NQAC) in Araras tests numerous foods and beverages daily for businesses in and outside of the Nestlé network.

For us, food safety is not about being competitive; it’s part of our responsibility to protect both consumers and food industry businesses. Because of this, we hold all the products we test to the highest safety and quality standards.

Our Priority

For us, food safety is essential; it’s our responsibility to help protect consumers and the food industry.

Our Vision

To be a state-of-the-art organization in analytical technology, providing technical knowledge of food safety, quality systems and efficiency of analytical processes.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing laboratory technical services, training and technical assistance on food safety and quality for our customers and their businesses.

Our Focus

Quality and reliability of services provided, process efficiency, health and safety of employees, economic and environmental sustainability, compliance with applicable requirements, and most importantly, trust and satisfaction of customers.

Commitment to Quality

Our qualified personnel are experienced in laboratory environments and food safety.

We offer training and audits in ISO 9001, 17025, good laboratory practices, food testing, applied statistics of analytical methods, plan of auto control and safety in laboratories.

We have specialized personnel performing validation of methods to ensure the laboratory is capable of delivering reliable results. We also offer training in validation, verification and monitoring of chemical and microbiology methods (reference and alternative methods).

We coordinate inter-laboratory tests to validate the proficiency of the laboratory, and we also supply in-house proficiency samples to ensure the quality of analytical methods.

We elaborate proposals of monitoring plans for nutritional facts and chemical, physical and microbiological contaminants, in order to ensure that your product complies with safety parameters, the quality required by consumers, and with legislation.

Commitment to the Environment

We are the first NQAC in the world to achieve LEED Gold Certification and we are committed to respecting environmental regulations.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely used environmental rating system and NQAC Araras was designed & built to the highest environmental standard, which means you can send your samples for testing to us knowing they will be handled sensitively and correctly.

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