Food safety standards

With increasing globalisation and complex supply chains, having the right food safety standards and retail management systems in place - verified by a reputable body with a global footprint - is critical.

LRQA has worked extensively across the food sector for over two decades, assisting with the development, formalisation and improvement of food safety standards, including HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 and ISO/TS 22002. Our food safety experts serve as active members of the world’s leading food safety technical committees, including the ISO 22000 Technical Committee, the European Accreditation Board’s Food Committee, the Foundation for Food Safety Certification, and the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) Technical Committee.

Our food experts will work with you to define solutions which help address and mitigate risks throughout your supply chain, helping assure the right food safety, security and improved traceability processes are in place.

Food safety and retail standards

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ISO 22000

ISO 22000 is an international standard which specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. It involves interactive communication, system management, prerequisite programmes and HACCP principles.

FSSC 22000

The Food Safety System Certification 22000 scheme - FSSC 22000 - has been developed for food manufacturers that process or manufacture animal or perishable vegetal products, products with a long shelf life and food ingredients such as additives, vitamins and bio-cultures.

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

Over half of all foods sold in the UK are retailer own branded products. Under the Food Safety Act 1990, these retailers must be able to demonstrate ‘due diligence’ and ensure food products are produced safely for the consumer.