Consumers, retailers and food manufacturers today are increasingly focused on food safety and quality. Food safety issues are distributed widely via electronic media which can lead to brand damage and reduced income for involved suppliers or even the entire industry segment. Addressing food safety basics via certification is one way manufacturers have begun to carve out niches for themselves in this competitive global climate.
Mettler Toledo has drawn up a detailed white paper that provides an overview of the four most-used GFSI-based food standards, including:
- Summaries of the current most-used food standards, including BRC, FSSC 22000, IFS and SQF
- Short comparisons of each and what to consider when deciding which standard to adopt
- An outlook on trends – such as the need for manufacturers and suppliers to take a more active role in certification