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A food safety certification programme is ‘recognised’ by GFSI when it meets internationally recognised food safety requirements, developed by a multi-stakeholders group, which are set out in the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. GFSI is not a certification programme in itself, nor does it carry out any accreditation or certification activities.

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GFSI-Recognised Certification Programmes

The below food safety certification programmes are assessed against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Once successfully benchmarked, food safety certification programme owners (CPOs) achieve GFSI recognition.

Through this benchmarking process, GFSI continues to provide a rigorous, scientifically based method that recognises competent food safety certification programmes. It allows food businesses to select a food safety management system that is recognised by leading retailers and manufacturers internationally and has itself been exposed to a demanding peer assessment.

Below is an overview of the certification programmes that are currently recognised by GFSI. To use this functionality, click on the scope tab that relates to your activity. The GFSI-recognised certification programmes covering your selection will be generated in the boxes beneath.

IFS Logistics Version 2.1

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 21 September 2012

Benchmark Committee

Benchmark Committee Leader

Vince Craig - Director, MEADOWBRAE TECHNICAL SERVICES Ltd

Benchmark Committee Members

Andrew Sheard - Director, Quality - Europe/Emerging Markets, CAMPBELL'S

Petro Zapata - Quality Insurance Manager, YUM! BRANDS

Scope Extension
  • J Provision of Storage and Distributions Services 

BRC GLOBAL STANDARD for Storage and Distribution

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 06 March 2018

Benchmark Leader

Moreno Giordani

Scope Covered in Application
  • J Provision of Storage and Distribution Services

BRC-IOP GLOBAL STANDARD

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 06 March 2018

Benchmark Committee

Benchmark Leader

Moreno Giordani

Scope Covered in Application
  • M Production of Food Packaging

BRC/IOP GLOBAL STANDARD

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 20 February 2014

Benchmark Committee

Benchmark Committee Leader

Vince Craig - Director, MEADOWBRAE TECHNICAL SERVICES Ltd

Benchmark Committee Members

Vanessa Broadnax - Brands Integrity Manager, ROYAL AHOLD

Gys Greef - Supplier Quality Manager, Global Quality & Product Integrity, COCA-COLA

Scope Covered in Application
  • M Production of Food Packaging

BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers Issue

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 06 March 2018

Benchmark Leader

Moreno Giordani

Scope Covered in Application
  • N Agents and brokers

PrimusGFS Standard

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 20 June 2018

 

Benchmark Leader

Susan Ranck

Standard: PrimusGFS Standard Version 3

Scopes Covered in Application
  • BI Farming of Plants
  • BII Farming of Grains and Pulses
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products
  • EII Processing of Plant Perishable Products
  • EIII Processing of Animal and Plant Perishable Products (Mixed Products)
  • EIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products
  • J Provision of Storage and Distribution Services

BRC GLOBAL STANDARD

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 5 March 2018

Benchmark Leader

Moreno Giordani

Standard: BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Version 3

Scope Covered in Application

  • J Provision of Storage and Distribution Services
Standard: BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Version 7

Scopes Covered in Application

  • C Animal Conversion
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products
  • EI Processing of Animal Perishable Products
  • EII Processing of Plant Perishable Products
  • EIII Processing of Animal and Plant Perishable Products (Mixed Products)
  • EIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products
  • L Production of (Bio) Chemicals
Standard: BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials and Distribution Version 5

Scope Covered in Application

  • M Production of Food Packaging
Standard: BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers Version 2

Scope Covered in Application

  • N Agents and brokers

IFS PACsecure

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 20 December 2013

Benchmark Committee

Benchmark Committee Leader

Vince Craig - Director, MEADOWBRAE TECHNICAL SERVICES Ltd

Benchmark Committee Members

Cloeann Durham, Corporate QA Manager, The Coca-Cola Company
Monika Huber, Senior Associate Principal Packaging, Kraft
Lars G Karlsson, Global Expert Food Safety, Tetrapak
Elizabeth Wilkes, European Sustainability and Stakeholder Outreach, Asia Pulp and Paper
Petro Zapata, Quality Assurance, YUM! Brands

Scope Covered in Application
  • M Production of Food Packaging

CanadaGAP

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 20 June 2018

 

Benchmark Leader

Susan Ranck

Standard: CanadaGAP Version 7.1 Options B, C and D

Scopes Covered in Application
  • BI Farming of Plants
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products

GLOBALG.A.P.

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 24 April 2013

Benchmark Committee

Benchmark Committee Leader

Steven Homer - BIOSPARTNERS

Benchmark Committee Members

Andrew Machon - Head of Quality Systems, METRO AG

Holly Mockus - Quality Systems Director, FONA INTERNATIONAL

Standard: IFA Aquaculture

Scope Covered in Application
  • AII Farming of Fish

Standard: IFA Fruits and Vegetables

Scope Covered in Application
  • BI Farming of Plants
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products
 

Global Aquaculture Alliance Seafood

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 30 October 2018

 

Benchmark Leader

Susan Ranck

Standard: Seafood Processing Standard Issue 5.0

Scope Covered in Application
  • EI Processing of Animal Perishable Products

FSSC 22000

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 4 October 2018

 

Benchmark Leader:

Katharine Smithers

Standard: ISO 22000:2005, Pre-requisite: ISO/TS 22002-1:2009, FSSC22000 additional requirements: Part II 2.1.4

Scopes Covered in Application
  • C Animal Conversion
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products
  • EI Processing of Animal Perishable Products
  • EII Processing of Plant Perishable Products
  • EIII Processing of Animal and Plant Perishable Products (Mixed Products)
  • EIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products
  • F Production of Feed
  • L Production of (Bio) Chemicals

Standard: ISO 22000:2005, Pre-requisite: NEN/NTA 8059:2016, FSSC22000 additional requirements: Part II 2.1.4

Scope Covered in Application
  • J Provision of Storage and Distribution Services

Standard: ISO 22000:2005, Pre-requisite: ISO/TS 22002-4:2013, FSSC22000 additional requirements: Part II 2.1.4

Scope Covered in Application
  • M Production of Food Packaging

Global Red Meat Standard

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 6 December 2018

Benchmark Committee

Benchmark Leader

Marc Gehlkopf

Standard: Global Red Meat Standard Version 6

Scopes Covered in Application
  • C Animal Conversion
  • EI Processing of Animal Perishable Products

SQF

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 13 September 2018

 

Benchmark Leader

Susan Ranck

Standard: SQF Food Safety Code for primary production version 8

Scopes Covered in Application
  • AI Farming of Animals
  • BI Farming of Plants

Standard: SQF Food Safety Code for manufacturing

Scopes Covered in Application
  • C Animal Conversion
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products
  • EI Processing of Animal Perishable Products
  • EII Processing of Plant Perishable Products
  • EIII Processing of Animal and Plant Perishable Products (Mixed Products)
  • EIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products
  • F Production of Feed (SCOPE EXTENSION)
  • L Production of (Bio) Chemicals
  • M Production of Food Packaging

Standard: SQF Food Safety Code for storage and distribution version 8

Scope Covered in Application
  • J Provision of storage and distribution services
 

Japan GAP Foundation

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 31 October 2018

 

Benchmark Leader

Katharine Smithers

Standard: ASIAGAP Control Points and Compliance Criteria for Farms, Fruits and Vegetables Version 2, Tea Version 2, Grains Version 2

Scopes Covered in Application
  • BI Farming of Plants
  • BII Farming of Grains and Pulses
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products

Japan Food Safety Management Association

DATE OF RECOGNITION: 31 October 2018

 

Benchmark Leader

Jackie Pelham

Standard: JFS-C Standard Version 2.3

Scopes Covered in Application
  • EIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products