The food industry is continuously evolving, and food manufacturers must align themselves with standards that provide broad compliance to meet their customers' needs. GFSI standards offer a flexible framework that major global retailers have adopted to facilitate food safety and quality compliance. Getting a GFSI certification will increase your visibility and opportunities in the global food industry.
Food storage is essential in maintaining the safety and quality of products offered to the final consumer. As part of the supply chain, warehouses must comply with regulatory requirements and, more often, with broader third-party standards to handle products from suppliers and retailers holding GFSI certifications.
In a globalized world, supply chain transparency is more necessary than ever. Brokers who facilitate the trade of products play a critical role in the chain of custody and influence their suppliers’ product safety and quality. By getting a GFSI certification, you will ensure the products supplied to your clients comply with food safety, quality, and legal requirements.
All US importers of food for human and animal consumption must verify that their suppliers implement practices that offer the same level of public health protection as if produced under FDA or USDA inspection. GFSI benchmarked agents and broker's certifications can help importers to assure consumers that products meet national food safety standards and are legal, safe, and of high quality.
Exporting food is a complicated process due to the different health requirements companies must meet to comply with the regulation of the importing country. Implementing a solid food safety system is the starting point. Still, often producers and operators have to meet more strict standards, like the GFSI benchmarked schemes, to access the global food market.
Food packaging dramatically impacts the quality and safety of food products. Food-contact packaging comes in direct contact with food, and any foreign material, chemicals, and pathogens present could be transmitted to the food product. GFSI-benchmarked standards define the requirements to help manufacturers of packaging materials produce safe, hygienic, and legal products to the quality their customers require.