Why GFSI Certification? – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a retailer initiative formed in 2000 to reduce food safety risks for consumers, manage costs in a global system by reducing audit redundancy, develop food safety competencies, and provide a stakeholder platform for collaboration, information exchange, and networking. GFSI’s aim is “once certified, accepted everywhere”.
Key benefits for achieving GFSI certification include:
- Increased market access in the global supply chain
- Brand protection
- Reduction of food safety and liability risks to your company
- Demonstrated commitment to food safety and quality
- Reduced audit redundancy
Why CERT ID? – CERT ID is committed to delivering accurate, reliable certification to clients, thereby providing consumers with greater confidence in the foods they purchase.
CERT ID is ANSI-accredited to ISO Guide 65 for bodies certifying products, processes, and services. CERT ID clients can be assured that their audit and certification decision will be upheld with the highest degree of objective and technical competency.
CERT ID is a 5-star rated certification body by the British Retail Consortium and boasts a client retention rate of 95% due to our focus on exceptional customer service.
Our Auditors – CERT ID auditors are formally trained and registered with scheme owners for the GFSI benchmarked standard and categories they audit to. CERT ID auditors hold post-secondary education degrees or vocational training in a food-related or bioscience discipline. At a minimum, CERT ID auditors have five years’ professional experience in the food industry in a Quality Assurance or food safety role.
CERT ID auditors comply with all accreditation and scheme requirements for successful completion of an ISO or equivalent Management System Lead Assessor course as well as specific training and examination to each standard by the scheme owner. CERT ID auditors maintain professional registration as a GFSI auditor through on-going internal and external practical examination via witness audits and continuing education activities.