Raising awareness of the benefits of certification and assurance services


Food Safety Management

Food Safety Management

7 June 2020 was the second World Food Safety Day, with the theme of ‘Food safety, everyone’s business’, recognising the people who help keep food safe, from growers, to processors, distributors, auditors, retailers – all parts of the food chain.

World Accreditation Day on 9 June 2020 backs up World Food Safety Day with its theme of  ‘Accreditation improving food safety’. More details from IAF, include the World Accreditation Day 2020 brochure, World Accreditation Day 2020 Joint Statement from the heads of IAF and ILAC and a video explaining accreditation’s role in food safety.

IIOC members offer certification under a number of standards and schemes. These include:

  • BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 20,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries.
  • FSSC 22000 incorporates the requirements of ISO 22000 and PAS 220 (replaced by ISO 22002-1) in one certification scheme for the certification of food manufacturers.
  • Global G.A.P. is the world’s leading farm assurance programme.
  • IFS covers a range of globally applied standards in Food, Logistics, Household and Personal Care, Broker and Cash & Carry/Wholesale.
  • ISO 22000 The ISO 22000 family of International Standards addresses food safety management.
  • SQF food safety scheme administered by the Food Marketing Institute.
  • GFSI – One of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s key activities is the benchmarking and recognition of food certification schemes, providing another level of assurance for consumers, retailers and other stakeholders.

IIOC members’ information on food safety management accredited certification

BSI gives details on their food certification services, including certification, training and a range of events.

Bureau Veritas offers a wide range of food safety services, such as certification, seafood, food sustainability and food digital solutions.

DEKRA explains how risk management is managed in the food industry, with the use of consistent supply chain monitoring.

DNV shows how ​incorporating a food or feed safety management system can change a company’s approach from a reactive to a proactive way of thinking. Read DNV ‘s article celebrating World Food Safety and World Accreditation Days 2020

Intertek describes how  ‘Food safety certification confirms that your management system complies with the appropriate standard, improving processes and increasing market visibility’.

LRQA details the food safety services they provide, including ‘addressing the complexity of risk across the supply chain while assuring food safety and sustainability’ through accredited certification.

SGS explains their comprehensive range of food safety and quality services, including food audits and certification and testing. SGS’ celebration of World Food Safety Day and World Accreditation Day can also be viewed, including videos of their role in delviering safer food.

TÜV SÜD demonstrates their, ‘one-stop solution for testing, auditing, inspection and certification covering the entire food supply chain, from the production of raw materials to manufacturing, processing, packaging, distribution and point of sale’