Food Safety Scheme Comparison Guide

How to select the right food safety scheme for your organisation

Which scope applies to your type of activity? Click on the icons to the left to know the standards that are relevant to you.

It is important to recognise the similarities between the standards

  • FSSC, IFS, BRC, GlobalG.A.P and the GFSI Global Markets Programme are all recognised and benchmarked by the GFSI
  • All GFSI recognised standards have a common approach to auditor competency and the GFSI have produced a competency assessment
  • The processes are different:
    • IFS/BRC – annual audits
    • FSSC – prerequisite checklist and target areas on an annual basis
  • The outputs from the audit process are very similar. All include a checklist to fulfil the requirements of the GFSI.