What Is Food Safety Certification? (And Why It Matters)

In an era where foodborne illnesses can quickly become global news, food safety has never been more critical. For businesses in the food industry, obtaining food safety certification isn’t just a regulatory requirement; it’s a pivotal step in ensuring public health and maintaining consumer trust. This article delves into why food safety certification matters and […]

cGMP vs GMP: What’s the Difference?

In the world of food production, adherence to high-quality standards isn’t just a matter of meeting regulatory requirements – it’s crucial for ensuring consumer safety and maintaining trust. GMP forms the foundation of quality assurance by outlining the minimum requirements that manufacturers must meet to ensure their products are consistently high in quality and safe […]

What is GFSI Certification?

What is GFSI Certification?

Have you been told by a potential buyer that your product needs to be GFSI certified? Obtaining certification for your company can be an intimidating undertaking. Let’s look at GFSI, its peculiarities, and how to make the certification process easier. What does GFSI Certification mean? Well, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) in itself is NOT […]

What is BRC Certification?

What is BRC Certification?

A BRCGS (British Retail Consortium Global Standard) or BRC (British Retail Consortium) food safety audit is an international standard, implemented as a questionnaire, to check for compliance in food production. BRC Certification is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked standard. It’s used by food manufacturers, retailers and service providers around the world to assess […]

What is SQF Certification?

What is SQF Certification

A SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiate) system of food safety requirements created and managed by the SQF Institute.  SQF is accredited by ANSI and provides a food safety and quality program recognized world wide.  SQF certification is used to manage the food safety risks that inherently happen with […]

What Are The 8 Major Steps to Prepare For An SQF Audit?

hat Are The 8 Major Steps to Prepare For An SQF Audit

What does SQF stand for? What is an SQF audit? Before I get to the 8 major steps, let’s talk SQF basics. An SQF audit is the process you must follow to attain SQF certification. SQF (Safe Quality Food) is a food safety management system certification process created by the SQF Institute. A SQF Certification […]

What Certifications Fall Under GFSI?

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Overview The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a private organization that oversees and recognizes various food safety standards. Certifications that fall under GFSI are recognized globally and are often considered benchmarks for best practices in food safety.  Certifications That Fall Under GFSI? SQF (Safe Quality Food) Program: The SQF […]

What’s the Difference Between SQF And GFSI?

Has a retailer asked that your product have a food safety certification like SQF or GFSI, and you don’t understand the difference? You might have noticed that they are almost always mentioned together, and we will explain why. In this post, we’ll determine the difference between GFSI and SQF. Let’s compare their meanings and characteristics […]

What’s the Difference Between SQF and BRC?

What's the Difference Between SQF and BRC?

SQF vs BRC SQF Certification and BRC Certification are both GFSI Standards​ SQF (Safe Quality Food) and BRC (British Retail Consortium) are both internationally recognized food safety management systems that aim to provide assurance to customers about the quality and safety of food products. Both SQF and BRC are benchmarked standards of the Global Food […]

What are the Benefits of BRC Certification?

What are the Benefits of BRC Certification

If you’re in the food industry, chances are that you’ve heard about BRC certification. But what does BRC stand for? What does it mean? Why should I have my company certified? These are all valid questions—and ones we’ll answer in this article. BRC was developed by the British Retail Consortium BRC was developed by the […]