The globalization of markets has enabled the worldwide sourcing of ingredients for food products, which has increased the complexity of the supply chain and risk of food safety incidents. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was the result of the collaboration between some of the world’s leading food safety experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service companies and a number of standards were developed. Effective and harmonized food safety systems shall manage and ensure the safety and suitability of food in each link of the supply chain.
Environmental Management System (EMS)
This refers to the management of an organization’s environmental programs. These programs are comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented. An EMS includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining ...
A majority of the standards are focused specifically on the safety and quality of food processing while BRC and the Institute of Packaging (IoP) developed a specific standard that focuses directly on the packaging of food.
Food Safety System Certification
The Food Safety System Certification, or FSSC 22000, is the result of combining two separate standards, ISO 22000 for Food Safety Management System Requirements and and a series of ISO / Technical Standards (e.g., ISO/TS 22002-1, 22002-2, 22002-3, 22002-4, ISO/DTS...
Audits for your specific needs
DQS Inc. Non-Certification process audits are multi-faceted; however, they have one focus, which is to provide value that is measurable for companies and organizations who wish to enhance their performance beyond the pressure of a certification or a complete assessmen...
Safe Quality Foods Program
The SQF Edition 8 Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and provides certification standards from primary production to food manufacturing, food packaging, retail, and storage and distribution providers.