Internationale Standards und Normen

“Quality comes first, then success!”

Legislators, retailers and the food industry have in the past developed a variety of new standards to ensure the safety of the end-user is not compromised through the consumption of food. The aim of these standards was to increase consumer confidence in the products of the food industry.

However, implementing and upholding this flood of individual standards requires considerable effort on the part of the food producers and all the suppliers associated with the process chain. This is because hardly any standard accepts deviations, alternatives or the usual approaches of an integrated management system common to other industries. Added to this are supplier audits, conducted at regular intervals and often independent of existing standards. This means multiple costs in preparing, auditing and post-processing the audit results.

We can help you with the following international standards and norms:

 Food safety

DIN EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard
DIN EN ISO 22000 Management System for Food Safety
FSSC 22000
HACCP - Concept
HACCP - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
BRC - Global Standard for Food Safety
BRC - Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials
BRC - Storage and Distribution
BRC - Consumer Products
IFS - Food
IFS - Logistic Standard
IFS - Broker
IFS - Cash & Carry
GFSI
Global GAP
Coceral GHP
GOST-R

Animal feed sector

Coceral GHP
FAMI-QS
GMP+

Other standards and norms

ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Information Security Management
OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety
ISO 31000 Risk Management
ISO 51001 Energy Management

You can decide whether we should examine the entire implementation of standards for successful certification so that you do not have to bear the costs twice or whether we should design a customised HACCP concept for you. 

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BRC - Global Standard

The BRC standard is a standard of the British Retail Consortium and was introduced in 1998. Along with the IFS standard, it has the greatest significance for all companies wishing to export food to British retailers. In practical terms, it is applied at production and management levels.
The fifth version of the BRC standard (Version 5) has been valid since 1 June 2008. 

Global GAP

The GLOBALGAP standard was primarily developed to gain the confidence of the consumer in the agricultural production of food. This is to be achieved by reducing the environmentally-damaging influences of agriculture, reducing the use of medication and chemical pesticides as well as by implementing measures for the safety and health of people and animals.

GLOBALGAP serves as a practical manual of good agricultural practice (GAP) anywhere in the world. It is based on an equal partnership of agricultural producers and traders wishing to establish efficient certification standards and methods.

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GMP+

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP+) stands for good quality and quality assurance in the animal feed sector.

The Dutch Trade Association for animal feed has transferred the statutory requirements of the food processing industry to the animal feed sector, therefore achieving close interaction between these two areas.

 The aim of the objective of the HACCP system: Controlling hazards for the health of the end consumer –this could not be implemented successfully without involving the animal feed sector. This standard has also adopted the subject of traceability and risk assessment, which have been successfully implemented in companies.

An early warning system for better communication and risk elimination was set up and has been successfully practised ever since.

Gost-R

The so-called GOST-R certificates are the only truly reliable proof of quality in Russia. The respective law was adopted in 2004. The usual certificates such as ISO or IFS are unknown in Russia and also not even recognised.

The entire GOST-R procedure is very extensive and must be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Coceral GHP

Global Standard Packaging Food
Certification for food and animal feed in accordance with the requirements of the European code of good trading practice (GHP) for food and animal feed based on HACCP in accordance with the Codex Alimentarius.

GTP (Good Trade Practice) or GHP (Gute Handelspraxis)
This standard was drawn up and published by COCERAL. GTP represents simplified systems for quality assurance in the storage, preparation and transportation of grain and other field crops. Users of this standard are traders.

Goal
Objective To ensure that goods are traded according to the best currently available professional standards and in line with  European legislation in order to retain the confidence of consumers.

HACCP as an integral component
Within the context of the Codex Alimentarius, the goods are to be traded in accordance with the HACCP principles. A HACCP concept is to be designed in order to identify the risks to the integrity of the goods and to determine monitoring and controlling measures.

It is left for you to decide: whether we should examine the entire implementation of standards for successful certification so that you do not have to bear the costs twice or whether we should design a customised HACCP concept for you. Contact our team of experts.

Our understanding on the subject of food safety

We address the increasing importance of a functioning, cost-optimised and image-promoting quality assurance plan and offer proven solutions and reliable services to make manufacture and distribution of products transparent and safe.

Your SWISS FOOD Team

Quotes...

“Quality does not happen by accident, it needs to be planned!”

Joseph M. Juran (1904-2008),
Romanian-born American industrial engineer

“Quality must be produced, it is not achieved by testing.”

Werner Niefer (1928-1993),
German top manager, 1989-1993 CEO of Mercedes Benz AG