BSI Catering Food Safety Certification

BSI Catering Food Safety Certification

Food safety certification specifically for catering organizations

Food safety certification specifically for catering organizations

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Improve processes, assure customers and engage your team

BSI Catering Food Safety Certification Criteria is a unique, global standard developed by BSI to meet a specific industry need: appropriate food safety criteria relevant to food prepared for immediate consumption. There are many food safety standards and certifications available, but the most of these were developed for food manufacturing and include requirements that just don’t apply to food catering business.

This standard is ideal for cook-fresh businesses that prepare food for immediate consumption including:

  • Commercial catering operations
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés and ready-to-eat food franchises
  • Mobile and functions catering operations
  • Institutionalized food services 

 (school canteens, workplaces, hospitals, etc.)

Based on the internationally recognized requirements of ISO TS 22002 Pre-requisite Programs on Food Safety and ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems, with references to Codex Alimentarius HACCP, these certification criteria cover the essentials for:

  • Prerequisite programs
  • HACCP food safety plans
  • Process controls
  • Documentation and record keeping

Whether you need a standard to guide your business for compliance and consistency or you want to be able to show your commitment to food safety management systems, we can provide the certification to meet your unique needs.

Benefits of BSI Catering Food Safety Certification

BSI Catering Food Safety Certification is a user-friendly standard with clear and concise requirements to give your catering or foodservice business a framework to manage food safety risks. It has everything that you need to do and nothing that you don’t, with foodservice rather than manufacturing language.

Certification to this standard demonstrates 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 HACCP and ISO food safety programmes
  • Regulatory compliance to local food safety legislation
  • Providing a systematic methodology to effectively identify and manage food safety risks from process interactions (especially relevant for foods that are cooked and served for immediate consumption)
  • Improved employee engagement through increased awareness of food risks and promotion of safety
  • Showing your commitment to food safety, providing confidence to your customers

The journey to certification

The first step to certification to the BSI Catering Certification Criteria is to develop your food safety management system using the certification criteria and your local regulatory requirements as a guide to the level 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, we can help by conducting a gap analysis to help identify and prioritize any issues that you need to address before your 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, certifying to the BSI Catering 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? 

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Why BSI?

BSI believes the world should be supplied with food that has been produced to an industry recognized food safety standard. 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.