Additional Food Safety Schemes
BRCGS – British Retail Consortium Global Standard
One of the most well-known global certification ranges, BRCGS is a name synonymous with rigorous audits and trustworthiness. Certification offered for BRCGS for Food Safety, Storage & Distribution, and Packaging & Packaging Materials.
HACCP – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
HACCP compliance certification is a program that determines a food-service organization’s ability to recognize hazardous conditions and mitigate the risk of food-borne illness occurring.
SQF – Safe Quality Food
Another of the most well-known and widespread certification programs, SQF is a GFSI-benchmarked scheme that is an excellent way to demonstrate a dedication to food quality and safety.
A multifaceted, globally-recognized certification program, GLOBALG.A.P. is the world’s leading farm assurance program. With multiple certification options and add-on modules available, it can be an excellent flexible option for agriculture, aquaculture, and livestock operations.
FSMA – Food Safety Modernization Act
Offering readiness audits and inspection of foreign food facilities.
GSDP – Good Storage & Distribution Practices
A good first step for organizations looking to eventually achieve GFSI-benchmarked certification (e.g. BRCGS Storage & Distribution).
A GFSI-benchmarked scheme, PrimusGFS covers both GAP and GMP scopes as well as food safety management systems (FSMS).
Internally-developed, ANAB-accredited Cannabis Safety Certification Standard for Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Retail. These Standards are fully customizable to suit any business’s unique needs and the specific requirements of each state’s regulations.
Internally-developed the GAP-based Hemp Safety Standard for Cultivation; emphasizing health and safety from planting through harvesting and storage or transportation, it is customizable to adhere to various states’ regulations.
VQIP – Voluntary Qualified Importer Program
A designation developed by the FDA, VQIP helps expedite the process of review and approval of imported goods.
Managed by the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG), Gluten-Free Certification is essential to market products as safe for gluten-sensitive consumers.
Offering USDA Organic Certification, an assurance to customers that products have been made and sourced in accordance with the USDA’s stringent requirements.