4 Ways Product Inspection Systems Can Help with GFSI Certification
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Did you know that food manufacturers who are audited and certified through a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-approved scheme increase their chances of being a preferred supplier?
As concern over food safety continues to rise, manufacturers are increasingly seeking certification against one of the following GFSI-recognised food safety schemes to demonstrate their commitment to proactive contamination prevention:
- The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety
- International Featured Standard (IFS Food)
- The Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000)
- Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code
How Can Product Inspection Equipment Aid Compliance?
- Providing unrivalled detection of physical contaminants, including metal, glass, mineral stone, calcified bone and high-density plastics and rubber
- Automatically collecting critical inspection process data
- Verifying the presence of product labels, as well as the readability of essential product information, such as usage instructions, ingredients and allergen warnings
- Ensuring products that don’t conform to food safety requirements are clearly identified and controlled to prevent unintended use or delivery
Safe Food for Consumers Worldwide
The GFSI was founded in 2000 by leading retailers and food companies with the aim of harmonising food safety certification and reducing the need for multiple supplier audits.
Its mission is to “provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.” To fulfil its mission, the GFSI has four primary objectives:
- Reduce food safety risks by delivering equivalence and convergence between effective food safety management systems
- Manage cost in the global food system by eliminating redundancy and improving operational efficiency
- Develop competencies and capacity building in food safety to create consistent and effective global food systems
- Provide a unique international stakeholder platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange and networking
As certification becomes more universal, the GFSI hopes consumer trust in the food industry will increase and that food safety scares will become a thing of the past, protecting lives and businesses. Now that’s something to celebrate!
Food Safety – Are you Meeting the Standards?
There are a comprehensive range of industry standards that are in place to drive food safety and quality. Click here to watch a series of short videos, to find out how to stay compliant with the latest regulations and legislation covering:
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
The British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Safe Quality Foods Program (SQF)
Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000
International Featured Standard (IFS)
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