Supplier Admints & Zagabor (PPAI 227425), a division of Hit Promotional Products (PPAI 113910), has been awarded QCA accreditation by the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), an independent, non-governmental accreditation organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products. Bellmawr, New Jersey-based Admints & Zagabor is a manufacturer of candy, mints, food gifts and personal care items such as lip balm and hand sanitizer.

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,” says Brett Hersh, Admints & Zagabor president. “Yet our team was able to upgrade our systems and implement many operational improvements while reinvesting in new technology, product offerings, inventory and personnel. 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 30 other companies that have met the qualifications to achieve QCA accreditation including: 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.