Raising awareness of the benefits of certification and assurance services


World Food Safety Day 2019

World Food Safety Day 2019

The first ever World Food Safety Day is a great opportunity to showcase the range of certification and assurance services IIOC members provide to help delivery safer food.

A range of hot topics for the food industry are explored by BSI:

  • Food fraud
  • Allergens
  • Business Continuity
  • Tips for your food safety audit
  • Food safety and quality culture
  • Food labelling and country of origin labelling
  • Health and safety in food and beverage production.

Topics explored by Bureau Veritas around food safety

DEKRA explains how certification to ISO 22000 ensures safe food – from the farm to the kitchen table.

Research insights and information about DNV GL’s food safety services

Lloyd’s Register discusses three digital innovation opportunities for safer food supply chains, exploring how – with an increase in consumer demand and increasingly complex supply chains – the food industry faces significant challenges and digital innovation just may be the answer.

Case studies

  • Certification by Lloyd’s Register puts Emirates Flight Catering in the number one spot as the world’s first airline catering company to secure the new international health and safety standard
  • Bespoke technology solution brings significant benefits for Arla and their supply chain farmers
  • One of AIC‘s founding objectives was to bring about a step change in the control of animal feed to ensure higher levels of food safety in the supply chain. To achieve this, AIC manage a range of market leading standards including the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS)
  • FSSC 22000 certification gives ACP a leaner system, based on risk analysis and added confidence for increased sales.

SAI Global discuss a range of topics around food safety and highlight the services they offer on their World Food Safety Day website introduced by SAI Global’s World Food Safety Day video.

Safety, quality and sustainability are key drivers in the food value chain. Each of these elements impacts on the sustainability of your business and the marketability of your products. SGS offers a comprehensive range of food safety, quality and sustainability solutions to help you grow consumer confidence and a sustainable business, mitigate risk, and improve efficiency at every stage of the value chain. SGS’ role in delivering safer food is explained in the SGS World Food Safety Day video.

 TÜV SÜD show how they aim to secure the highest quality and hygiene standards for their customers through food certification.

Further information on food safety includes:

Public Sector Assurance, the website which illustrates the value of conformity assessment, has case studies from around the world in key policy areas showing how  different tools help government officials and regulators deliver results. This is backed up with research confirming this success and supporting information to delve deeper. Food Safety case studies can be viewed here.

Business-benefits.org, shows standards, certification, testing, inspection and accreditation help businesses to reduce costs, increase productivity and access new markets, with evidence through case studies and research, including for food.

Follow the activity at #worldfoodsafetyday