Coles Housebrand Supplier Program

In May 2006 the Coles Quality Team announced their decision to move to independent third-party audits for suppliers of "Housebrand" food products, following a rigorous process of benchmarking and gap analysis with a cross section of current suppliers. 

What Standard do I need certification to? 

Three different standards have been selected in order to cover the range of supplier types in the Grocery Food and Fresh Food areas: 



The BRC Global Standard for Food 

 Some standards are not suitable for all types of supplier. For example BRC is not applicable to on-farm activities and Freshcare is not applicable for Distributors. 

Why BSI?

BSI can offer accredited audits for all of the HARPS base schemes and we are one of three certification bodies accepted by all HARPS participating retailers.

BSI believes the world should be supplied safe, high-quality food. We offer a broad range of food safety certification and risk management services.

We’re a leading food safety and certification provider with extensive auditing capacity and the capability to conduct integrated audits for a wide range of food safety standards across the entire food and beverage supply chain – including GFSI-recognized standards.

Our service solution for food safety includes certification, training, assessment and supply chain software, providing you and your customers assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.