ADMINTS & ZAGABOR ACHIEVES QCA ACCREDITATION

The company joins 30 other currently accredited companies that have met the rigorous qualifications to receive the promotional products industry’s only certification dedicated to product quality, product safety, supply chain security, social accountability and environmental stewardship.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 14, 2017) – Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry’s only independent, non-governmental accreditation organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products, has awarded QCA Accreditation to Bellmawr, New Jersey-based Admints & Zagabor – a division of Hit Promotional Products. The company is a USA manufacturer of candy, mints, food gifts and personal care items such as lip balm and hand sanitizer—all made in strict adherence to FDA and Kosher guidelines.

QCA Accredited companies endorse a self-certification, complete a rigorous self-assessment, and then submit their headquarters and their supply base to multiple third-party audits. The QCA board uses a scorecard representing the performance of the applicant and its supply chain on the third-party audits as the foundation for granting accreditation.

“Achieving QCA Accreditation has been challenging, as we’ve had a busy year integrating with HIT Promotional Products and managing our continued growth within the industry. Yet our team was able to upgrade our systems and implement many operational improvements while reinvesting in new technology, product offerings, inventory and personnel,” said Brett Hersh, Admints & Zagabor president. “But the process has been extremely beneficial and rewarding. With so many different opinions and testing companies talking about product safety, quality assurance and social accountability, it became clear that achieving QCA Certification was the only way for us to meet the expectations of our customers and their end-user clients.”

Admints & Zagabor joins the ranks of 30 other companies that have met the rigorous qualifications to achieve QCA Accreditation—AlphaBroder; American Ad Bag; AZX Sport; Bag Makers, Inc.; BDA Inc.; Bic Graphic; Bullet Line LLC; Castelli; Chameleon Like, Inc.; Crown Products, Inc.; Cutter & Buck, Inc.; Design Resources, Inc.: Garyline; Gemline; Gordon Sinclair; Hit Promotional Products; iClick; Jetline; JournalBooks/TimePlanner Calendars; Leed’s; Logomark, Inc.; The Magnet Group; Perfect Line; Prime Resources Corp.; SanMar; Seville Gear; SnugZ USA; Sunscope; Sweda Company, LLC; and Vitronic.

“Safety and social responsibility have long been at the forefront of Admints & Zagabor’s values, and I congratulate them on successfully completing the accreditation process,” said Tim Brown, MAS, QCA executive director – operations. “This accreditation further proves the company’s commitment to doing the right thing as it enhances their pre-existing compliance program and provides additional assurances to distributors and end-buyers. Fortune 1000 companies continue to be focused on doing business with companies that can demonstrate they are capable of protecting their brands, and it is rewarding to see more industry leaders respond.”

For more information about QCA Accreditation and to inquire about the process and benefits received, e-mail tbrown@qcalliance.org.

For more information about Admints & Zagabor, visit http://www.admints.com/.

For more information about the Quality Certification Alliance, visit http://www.qcalliance.org/.

About QCA:
Chicago, Illinois-based Quality Certification Alliance is an independent, accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards by which industry firms that import and/or manufacture promotional products provide consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise. QCA Accreditation is granted to companies who complete an independent third-party audit and comply with stringent standards, which are based upon a combination of state and national laws, international standards and industry-accepted best practices that are recognized for their strength and effectiveness by QCA Accredited companies, the promotional products industry and end-user clients.

QCA was formed in July 2008 when a group of industry thought leaders met to address the safety, compliance and social responsibility needs of the promotional products industry. By providing the tools required to help companies within the industry, Quality Certification Alliance put the necessary processes in place to deliver consistently safe and safely produced merchandise with an eye on corporate and social responsibility.

Tim Brown, MAS is QCA’s executive director – operations. D E (Denise) Fenton serves as executive director – compliance.

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Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS
214-674-8400
lisa@lisakhorn.com

Company Contact:
Tim Brown, MAS
513-755-1152
tbrown@qcalliance.org