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Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

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Demonstrate your commitment to the highest standards in food safety through certified Global Food Safety Initiative recognised standards and schemes.

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Respected by retailers and buyers around the world and powered by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), GFSI is a global industry network that brings the food industry together to collaboratively drive continuous improvement, harmonise food safety standards across the global supply chain and provide safe food for consumers around the world.

The GFSI Benchmarking process is widely recognised in the food industry worldwide and includes the following GFSI compliant food safety schemes:

What are the benefits?

Confidence in your food safety

With more and more companies seeking GFSI-certified suppliers, it has never been so important to be part of a globally recognised scheme. It allows your customers and your supply chain to have trust in your brand and demonstrates your commitment to continuous improvement.

Competitive advantage

Many of today’s leading companies expect their suppliers to hold GFSI-recognised certificates. Having GFSI certified schemes will set you apart from uncertified competitors and help grow your business.

Passport to a global market

When you become certified to a GSFI Scheme, you become a respected part of a vast global community that shares knowledge and best practice to collectively improve food safety.

Efficiency gains

By achieving certification, you will drive continuous improvement across your organisation and reduce failure. This will not only improve cost efficiency throughout the food supply chain, but more importantly, it will positively impact on your bottom line.

Need help with GFSI certification?

With so many food safety and assurance schemes in place, it can be challenging to determine which works best for your business.

We can work with you to benchmark your processes and determine your most practical route to compliance and certification to one or more of the GFSI-accepted standards, depending on your requirements.

Contact us for more information on GFSI compliant food safety schemes. 

Why choose LRQA?

Technical expertise

As a market leader in GFSI recognised food safety certification and assurance, we specialise in certifying organisations around the world to FSSC 22000, BRC and SQF, amongst other standards. In addition, with over 30 years’ experience of working in the food industry and clients in over 75 countries, our global network of auditors have deep technical expertise that creates long-lasting value through collaboration – delivering a greater impact on your business, your people, and your customers.

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