Superintendent application

Please fill in the application form below to apply:

All fields must be completed. Those not relevant to the category for which you are applying, should be marked as ‘not applicable’.

Step 1: General Details
Name of company applying for membership:
Postcode/Zip Code:
International Telephone:
International Fax:
General Company Email:
Place of Company Registration:
Date of Formation:
VAT Number (If applicable):
Name of main contact for FOSFA:
Step 2: Company Details
Nature of Business:
Name/s of Director/s or Partner/s:
When was the company established:
Is company managed independently? Yes No
If subsidiary, name of Parent company:
Commercial activities of Parent company:
How long has company been supervising:
Oilseeds and oil bearing commodities
Selected groundnuts
Vegetable, animal and marine oils and fats
How many members of staff does the company employ:
Technical and professionally qualified
Technical and not professionally qualified

Note: Professionally qualified staff have a degree or professional qualification from a recognised university, high academic institution or professional body.

Does your company have professional indemnity insurance? Yes No
Are you willing to allow a member of the Federation’s Technical Committee or appointed representative to visit your company to inspect your premises and discuss operational procedures? Yes No
Step 3: Membership & Commodity Sections
Select Membership Category:
Sections (Tick all that apply) Oilseeds Oils and Fats
Representative Name: Representative Email: Representative Sections: Oilseeds Oils and Fats
Step 4: Company Accreditation/Certification
If the company is accredited by an external accreditation/certification authority to an International Standard (e.g. ISO 9000, ISO 17025, etc), please give details (authority, standard, date and period of validity):
If the company has been inspected/audited by a national authority, please give details (authority and date of last inspection, etc):
Step 5: Sample Handling and Storage
Are there written procedures for the receipt, handling and storage of samples? Yes No
Is access to stored samples restricted to nominated staff only? Yes No
Are the samples "logged in" on receipt? Yes No
If yes, is the sample log held? Manually Electronically
Is the storage area? Air-conditioned Chilled Ambient
How long are samples stored after completion of supervision?
Step 6: Technical Publications
Do you possess an up-to-date copy of the following publications?
International Standard (eg ISO 5555), or FOSFA International offical method of Sampling relevant to your sections of FOSFA membership. Yes No
Code of Practice for Member Superintendents. Yes No
Step 7: Referees

Applications must be supported by two members of the Federation (one of which must be a Trading Member and the other a Trading or Full Broker Member). Neither can be an Analyst or Superintendent and neither can be affiliated to your company. Letters of support for your application from the referees should be sent separately to the Membership Secretary ( A suggested format for these letters is available here.

Step 8: Declarations

We apply to the Council of the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd to become Member Superintendents and to be recognised as such for the purposes of the Federation’s contracts. We hereby declare that the answers we have given are correct to the best of our knowledge and, in the event that we are accepted into membership, we agree to abide by the terms and conditions of membership. We have also studied the Scheme and Code of Practice for Member Superintendents and agree to abide by their requirements.

Acceptance of FOSFA Terms & Conditions
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