GFSI Certification (Global Food Safety Initiative) to SQF, BRC, GLOBALG.A.P., FSSC, and IFS can be completed by NSF International, a leader in food safety certification.
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In today's global environment, food safety is more important than ever. Safeguarding the food supply is a complex and challenging responsibility. As a result, many of the world's largest food companies, retailers, and manufacturers have set higher food safety standards, choosing to mandate supplier compliance with one of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)* standards.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was established to ensure confidence in the delivery of safer food to consumers, while continuing to improve food safety supply chain management. GFSI provides a benchmark to ensure consistency between countries and the products that have been certified. These global food safety standards address food, packaging, consumer goods, storage, and distribution for primary producers, manufacturers, and distribution. GFSI-benchmarked food safety standards include: Safe Quality Food (SQF), British Retail Consortium (BRC), International Food Safety (IFS), Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC), and Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices).
NSF International, a 65-year leader in food safety, can provide Global Food Safety certification to BRC, SQF, IFS, FSSC, GLOBALG.A.P., and CanadaGAP. NSF was the first certifier in North America to obtain ANSI (American National Standards Institution) accreditation to both BRC and SQF. We help companies determine which global food safety standard and product certification best meets their need, providing certification, testing, or auditing solutions.
GFSI was launched in May 2000 by CIES, the Consumer Goods Forum, and an independent, global food business network in more than 150 countries, comprised of international retailers. GFSI is a retailer-driven certification program that has been strengthened by the participation of the foodservice sector. Currently, many major global retailers (Carrefour, Tesco, Metro, Migros, Ahold, Wal-Mart, and Delhaize), along with the National Restaurant Association, have agreed on common acceptance of the global food safety certifications.
* The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an independent non-profit foundation managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, was founded in 2000.