Certifications for the Food Industry
Achieving certification under one or several internationally recognized schemes helps you improve and harmonize food safety standards in your supply chain, streamlines your access to global markets, and sends a message of quality to your consumers.
QIMA, through our subsidiary QIMA/WQS, offers certification for numerous GFSI recognized schemes (BRCGS, IFS, PrimusGFS, SQF, GlobalG.A.P.) and other international standards that cover agriculture (fresh produce), food processing, storage and distribution centers and packaging manufacturing. Additionally, our dedicated business unit, QIMA IBD, specializes in organic and sustainable certification, offering tailored solutions to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the food industry.
GFSI Recognized Food Certification Schemes
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration between the world’s leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies with a mission to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems. GFSI itself is not a certification program, but programs that meet the GFSI benchmarking requirements are “recognized” by GFSI. GFSI recognition means that a food certification program is considered competent by leading retailers and manufacturers internationally, and has been exposed to a demanding assessment.
QIMA WQS offers certification under the following GFSI-recognized schemes:
Animal Welfare and Sustainability Certification for the Food Industry
In addition to the GFSI recognized schemes detailed above, QIMA-WQS offers:
Antibiotic Free certification
Coffee and cocoa certification programs, including:
Why Pursue Certification for Your Food Supply Chain?
Demonstrate your commitment to producing safe food
Increase consumer confidence
Enhance internal processes to provide safe and high-quality food
Increase operational efficiency by streamlining processes and reducing non-compliant activities
Adhere to governmental regulations and requirements of your destination market
Build a more sustainable and ethical food supply chain