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What is the BSI HACCP & GMP Certification Criteria?

Certifying to the BSI HACCP & GMP Certification Criteria will give you industry recognition for your HACCP-based food safety management system. This certification criteria was specifically written by BSI to provide a robust framework for the application of the Codex Alimentarius HACCP methodology to meet current food industry expectations. The addition of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) acknowledges the HACCP prerequisite/support programs implemented to demonstrate the effectiveness of your HACCP Food Safety Management System.

The certification criteria has three separate modules covering management system, HACCP & GMP giving you the flexibility to select the modules that best suit your business. Whether you seek recognition for HACCP & GMP or standalone HACCP or GMP, we can provide the certification to meet your unique needs.

Benefits of BSI HACCP & GMP

If you’re in the business of food manufacture and supply then you already have the basis of a food safety management system. Certification to the BSI HACCP-GMP Certification Criteria is the next step towards a formalized food safety certification and is a stepping stone to GFSI standards with the same industry best practice intent for product validation, approved supplier programs, foreign matter controls, allergen management and training. This standard will allow you to demonstrate your commitment to a preventative hazard and risk-based food safety management system with the added benefits of:

  • Recognition for implementation of a food safety management system based on globally recognized Codex Alimentarius preliminary steps and HACCP principles
  • Demonstrating your commitment to food safety and providing confidence to your customers
  • Providing a systematic methodology to effectively identify and manage food safety risks
  • Promoting the review and continual improvement of your food safety management system 

The journey to certification

The first step to certification to the BSI HACCP-GMP Certification Criteria is to develop your food safety management system against the preliminary steps and principles of HACCP using the certification criteria as a guide to the level of detail required in your documented system for a range of food safety related activities. Once your food safety management system has been documented and implemented, you can use our free self-assessment checklist to determine if you are audit-ready. We can also conduct a gap audit to help identify and prioritize the issues that you’ll need to address prior to a certification audit.

Whether you’re ready for the next step in best practice food safety management or you’re more concerned about meeting the requirements of your customers or protecting consumers, certifying to the BSI HACCP & GMP Certification Criteria can drive meaningful change in your organization.

From an initial introduction to the standard through to training and certification, no matter how far along you are, BSI can support your journey. Want to know more about the requirements of the standard, the steps to certification or how BSI is here to help?

Why BSI?

We offer a broad range of food safety certification and risk management services to help all organizations in the food supply chain achieve compliance and industry best practice to grow their business.

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 customer’s assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.