Food safety management systems

Management System Certifications for the Food Industry

Management System Certifications for the Food Industry

Access to safe and nutritious food is an essential requirement for consumers around the world. Accordingly, food producers make significant investments to reduce the risks associated with consumer exposure to contaminated or unsafe foods. Producer efforts to ensure the safety of their food products impact every aspect of the supply chain, and represent a substantial element of total food production expenditure.

FOOD SAFETY Management System standards

TÜV SÜD offers auditing and certification services based on the following standards:


  • ISO 22000

    ISO 22000 is an international standard designed to ensure food supply chain safety worldwide, enabling organisations to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for human consumption.

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  • FSSC 22000 Food supply chain

    The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification scheme meets the requirements of the international food sector for an independent ISO-based food safety scheme.

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  • IFS Food

    International Featured Standard (IFS) Food is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised food safety standard for auditing the quality of manufacturers’ processes and products.

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  • BRC Food standards

    Originally developed and published in 1998 the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards specify safety, quality and operational criteria for food producers and suppliers.

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Why choose TÜV SÜD?

TÜV SÜD has more than 15 years’ experience in food and feed management system certification, and was one of the first certification bodies acting in this field. TÜV SÜD’s global network of auditors provides the assurance that a formalised and structured approach to attaining certification is applied without bias, ensuring that audit approaches are consistent, regardless of the product or country of production. With indepth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognised as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Minimise risk – ensure the impartial implementation of validated and controlled manufacturing processes through certification against globally recognised standards.

  • Enjoy expert partnership – exceed customer expectations and enhance your brand’s reputation by producing high-quality and safe products which minimise recalls.

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