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This multi-stakeholder document provides guidance on food safety requirements and management. It is science-based and aligned with the CODEX internationally-recognised food safety standards. The document underpins GFSI’s benchmarking process, which promotes harmonisation by establishing equivalency between food safety management certification programmes.

It is of increasing interest to regulatory bodies, who recognise the value of the GFSI approach and the important role of public-private collaboration for food safety

The latest edition adopts a fresh modular approach designed to better meet the needs of certification programme owners (CPOs) applying for benchmarking. The overview is available below. To access the modules on each scope, please fill out the dedicated form and download the relevant documents for your area of activity.

GFSI is committed to providing continuous improvement in food safety management systems and carries out relevant updates every four years to meet new food industry and safety challenges.


Not sure if the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements are for you?  

I am a
Government / Public Food Safety CPO

I am a
Primary Producer

Please consult this page on How to Achieve Certification.

I am a
Manufacturer

Please consult this page on How to Achieve Certification.

I am a
Retailer or Food Service Company

Please consult this page on How to Achieve Certification.

 

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Access the Benchmarking Requirements V7.1