Standards for food

The world population is growing rapidly and many food products repeatedly cross national boundaries to meet our rising demand for food. International standards help to address this challenge in a safe and sustainable way. They provide guidance and best practice in food production methods and testing to promote safety, quality and efficiency across the entire food industry.

Standards are powerful tools that can help drive innovation and increase productivity. They can make organizations more successful and people’s everyday lives easier, safer and healthier. They’re based on the collective wisdom and experience of people with expertise in their field and know the needs of the organizations they represent. This often includes manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users and regulators.

Learn more about food processing standards.

Learn more about agricultural standards