GFSI Certification Audit
A GFSI certification audit refers to an audit conducted by a third-party certification body to determine whether a food safety management system (FSMS) meets the requirements of a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standard. The GFSI benchmarks several food safety standards, such as SQF, BRCGS, or FSSC 22000.
The purpose of the GFSI certification audit is to verify that the company’s FSMS is effective in managing food safety hazards and complying with applicable food safety regulations and industry standards. The audit typically involves a review of the company’s documented procedures, a physical inspection of the facility, and interviews with personnel involved in food safety management.
The GFSI certification audit is a rigorous process that requires the company to demonstrate its commitment to continuous improvement in food safety management. A successful audit results in certification to a GFSI-benchmarked standard, which can provide numerous benefits, including enhanced market access, improved consumer confidence, and reduced food safety risks.