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    #11

    Re: Food safety management system certified

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Iagoo, I am curious about something. Why did you cspitalize food three times in that post?
    You caught me. That is my fault. I just copied that part and pasted it three times, which also certify that laziness always leads to trouble.

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    #12

    Re: Food safety management system certified

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    According to the Chinese part, I would translate it into

    Our company has been/is/was certified by Food Safety Management System.

    (Which verb should I use?)
    I think that "has been" and "was" are OK, but how about "is"?

    Could someone give me a suggestion?
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #13

    Re: Food safety management system certified

    I prefer the simple present tense as the certification is still current. Certifications normally have a validity period.

    I would not capitalize"food safety management system" because it does not seem like a specific system. Different countries have different systems. Where countries do not have their own systems, they follow established international systems e.g IS0 9001 Quality Management System.
    Last edited by tedmc; 12-Jan-2020 at 13:50.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #14

    Re: Food safety management system certified

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Our company has been/is/was certified by Food Safety Management System.

    (Which verb should I use?)
    Use "is". Otherwise, you might be implying that the certification is no longer valid/current.

    Is "food safety management system" the official name of a particular system? If so, then capitalize it.

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