Certification Process

1.- Training

Training programs are implemented for producers, agricultural technicians, staff of Eleven Rivers and staff of third party bodies.

2.- Diagnostics

Every grower who chooses to enter to the Eleven Rivers program, start with a diagnostic stage of all their facilities, executed by the Eleven Rivers technical team.

3.- Implementation

After the Diagnostic, the Eleven Rivers technical team collaborates with the company technical staff on implementing the work program.

4.- Certification

Once the Eleven Rivers technical team determined that the grower complies with the evaluation criteria according to the certification scheme, an NSF certification audit is scheduled.

5.- Verification

Certified growers are verified by ANCE in a weekly basis. This validation frequency ensures continuous compliance of the enterprises.

Main Acknowledgments


Version 1.1 of the Eleven Rivers certification scheme was recognized by SENASICA as equivalent to the Contamination Risk Reduction System model.


The Eleven Rivers certification scheme was awarded by the Mexican Federal Government with the National Export Prize, in the category of "innovative foreign trade alliance chain".


The Mexican Acreditation Entity, A.C. (EMA) (Equivalent body to ANSI) granted the Accreditation as Verification Body type "A" to the Association of Standardization and Certification A.C. In accordance with ISO / IEC 17020: 2012.


The Mexican Accreditation Entity, A.C. (EMA) awarded the NSF Accreditation of Mexico S. de R.L. Of C.V. as Product Certification Body under ISO / IEC 17065: 2012.

Third-Party Organizations

NSF International

It is an international organization founded in 1944, is an independent and accredited organization; evaluates, audits and certifies products and systems, as well as providing training and risk management. They develop public health standards and certifications and provide services to companies in more than 150 countries.

NSF International is accredited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov), the Standards Council of Canada (scc.ca), the American National Standards Institute (ansi.org) and the International Accreditation Service (iasonline.org). NSF Laboratories worldwide are ISO/IEC17025 accredited for testing and calibration and the Ann Arbor location in an OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.

NSF International is accredited by the Mexican Entity of Accreditation as Product Certification Organization under ISO/IEC 17065:2012 for the Eleven Rivers Certification Scheme.

Contact: Isabel Coronado
Email: icoronado@nsf.org
Phone: +52 (442) 242 2926
Website: www.nsf.org

Asociación de Normalización y Certificación A.C. (ANCE)

Is a nonprofit private institution founded in 1992; we offer certification, inspection, verification, system management, laboratory testing and training services, adding value to our clients towards ongoing improvement.

ANCE is member of the Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE), International Electrotechnical Commision (IEC), International Standards Organization (ISO), Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT), Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of the Americas (CANENA) and permanent member of IQNet.

ANCE is accredited by the Mexican Entity of Accreditation as type “A” Accreditation as a Verification Organization under ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Eleven Rivers Certification Scheme.

Contact: Araceli Román Aguilar
Email: araceli.roman@ance.org.mx
Phone: +52 (555) 747 4550
Website: www.ance.org.mx


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