Food and Beverage

In the dynamic world of the food and beverage sector, ensuring that products and processes meet the pinnacle of safety, quality, and responsibility has become imperative. With the complexities of globalized supply chains and stringent regulatory standards, achieving these benchmarks presents significant challenges.

Assurance and certification services provide businesses a structured pathway to navigate these challenges, enabling them to attain compliance, manage potential risks, and enhance their overall food safety performance. By adopting globally recognized standards like ISO 22000 and GFSI-endorsed schemes, companies not only affirm their dedication to excellence but also create an environment where consumer safety and trust are embedded.

As consumer expectations evolve, the importance of food safety cannot be overstated. Any lapse can lead to severe repercussions for public health, financial losses, and damage to a brand’s reputation. Hence, integrating tools such as a certified management system tailored for the food sector becomes essential. Through these certifications, based on universally acknowledged standards, businesses have systematic audits, helping them refine their operations. This proactive approach helps in mitigating potential risks, upholding brand value, and reinforcing a steadfast commitment to delivering safe and high-quality food products to consumers across the globe.

IIOA members offer certification under a number of standards and schemes. These include:

  • BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 20,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries.
  • FSSC 22000 contains a complete certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems that is aligned with the ISO Management System approach and the ISO Harmonized Structure.
  • GlobalG.A.P. is a brand of smart farm assurance solutions for the certification of agriculture, aquaculture, and floriculture – advancing safer and more sustainable farming practices in over 130 countries worldwide..
  • IFS covers a range of globally applied standards in Food, Logistics, Household and Personal Care, Broker and Cash & Carry/Wholesale.
  • ISO 22000 The ISO 22000 family of International Standards addresses food safety management.
  • SQF food safety scheme administered by the FMI – the Food Industry Association.
  • GFSI – The Global Food Safety Initiative, part of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), bringing together retailers and manufacturers from across the CGF membership and an extended food safety community to oversee food safety standards for businesses and help provide access to safe food for people everywhere.
Food and Beverage

IIOA's members' food and beverage services

BSI – Food and Beverage

Ensuring a safe and sustainable supply of goods throughout the food and retail sector while supporting ethically responsible practices.

BV – Food & Beverage

To compete in the global food and beverage industry, players must demonstrate that their products, processes and services meet the highest levels of safety, quality and responsibility, while keeping up with evolving trends and market demands.

Whether you are a food manufacturer, processor, importer, supplier or retailer, stringent industry and regulatory standards, and complex, globalized supply chains are making this an increasingly challenging task. Bureau Veritas provides a wide range of certification, auditing and assessment services, and digital solutions that enable you to achieve compliance, mitigate risk, improve sustainability performance and optimize efficiency along the entire supply chain: Food Safety ( ISO 22000, GFSI-recognized, GMO-free, Gluten-free, and allergen-free), Food Sustainability (as organic product certification, Label Rouge, Protected Denomination of Origin, and animal welfare) and other food product labels and marks of conformity.

SGS – Food and Beverage

Safety, quality and sustainability are key drivers in the food and beverage sector. Consumers, buyers and regulators want assurance that products and processes in food supply chains conform to defined standards – from farm to fork.

SGS offers comprehensive auditing and certification services to help food and beverage businesses to:

  • Manage risk in diverse supply chains
  • Protect consumers
  • Ensure compliance with complex legislation
  • Safeguard food products during storage, shipping, packing and distribution
  • Deliver food products that are safe and meet quality standards

Our auditors operate along the complete supply chain, assessing facilities against recognized standards, such as:

  • FSSC 22000
  • IFS
  • ISO
  • GMP
  • Seafood and aquaculture certification schemes
DNV – Food and Beverage

DNV helps companies assure safe and sustainable food for consumers everywhere.

Consumers reward brands that care and to meet demands companies must manage safety and sustainability in every link and throughout the value chain. For suppliers, certification to food safety and GFSI benchmarked standards is a ticket to trade. In addition, food and beverage companies are increasingly required to manage new threats to business continuity, such as information security, and demonstrate performance on diversity, equity and inclusion.  A certified management system helps any food and beverage company safeguard their business.

ABS – Food and Beverage

Business assurance services for the food industry are critical to helping ensure that products are produced safely, compliant with regulations and following high-quality standards. Our team of experienced auditors works with our customers in the implementation of quality management systems that support food companies to manage risks, meet regulatory requirements and build trust with consumers.

Food safety incidents can have severe consequences for public health, affecting a company's bottom line, so the implementation of business assurance services for the different processes they have is essential to not only meet regulatory requirements but also to protect their reputation and brand, as consumer trust in the safety and quality of food products is paramount.

Intertek – Food Safety

Intertek provides an extensive array of food safety certification services tailored to assess your systems, processes, and products, all administered by a team of seasoned auditors. Beyond just awarding certificates, our status as an established food certification authority means we offer comprehensive support. With a global footprint, we are equipped to address your specific needs and guide you seamlessly through the entire auditing and certification journey, enabling you to confront challenges effectively and harness the full advantages. We hold accreditation to grant certifications aligned with globally recognized standards, which are considered industry benchmarks for best practices in the food sector, alongside various other nationally and internationally acknowledged standards.

LRQA – Food and Beverage

We have world-leading food safety experts on hand to help you achieve your goals. With a specialisation in globally recognised GFSI standards, they have actively contributed to the creation of various food safety standards.

TUV SUD – Food and Beverage

Throughout the world consumers need safe and nutritious food. As a result, food companies make tremendous efforts in reducing the risks for consumer exposure to contaminated or dangerous meals. Producer efforts to make sure the safety of their food products make an impact on all parts of the supply chain and contribute to an important portion of overall food production costs.