A GMP audit is a comprehensive, third-party inspection of a production company. It is meant to identify operational flaws and legal violations.
The FDA's GMP Audit checklist consists of nine parts, covering:
The USDA organic label is backed by a certification system that verifies farmers or handling facilities located anywhere in the world comply with the USDA Organic Regulations. Certification entails five steps:
Your choice to commit to a certain level of strictness will determine your level of Kosher Certification. Through its relationship with Star-K Kosher Certification, NSF offers manufacturers and retailers the strictest kosher assurance available. But there are also non-GFSI certifications available, as well as certification agencies like SGS that offer those services.
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a food safety and quality program recognized by GFSI, retailers and food service providers world-wide. The programs are designed to meet customer, industry, and regulatory requirements, with the application of HACCP for control of food-quality hazards. SQF offers different programs tailored to each industry and business size:
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a global brand that provides assurance to customers that food and non-food products are safe, legal and of high quality, by harmonising safety standards across the supply chain.
BRC offers several global standards recognized by GFSI: