Introduction and optimisation of QM systems for the food industry

Customers, food retailers and the authorities are making ever increasing requirements on food product safety and quality. Almost without exception, they are demanding certification recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) from food producers.

IFS Food Standard form for assessing the quality and safety of foods

The most well-known standards are the IFS, BRC or FSSC 22000. All three are regarded as equivalent by the GSFI. Certification by one of the standards is mandatory for producers of own-brand food products.

Giving outsiders a deep insight into one's own company requires maximum trust, discretion and reliability on the part of the cooperation partner. WESSLING has been a trustworthy and reliable partner to the food industry for many years.

Our specialists are highly familiar with the requirements of all three standards. The individual consulting need is best revealed through an on-site inspection by our competent team.

Our range of services:

  • Help in developing, implementing and optimising your quality management system
  • Development of practical solution approaches tailored to your company
  • Checking and creation of the documents, records and risk analyses required for quality management, including an HACCP concept
  • On-site services: performance of company inspections and internal audits 
  • Supplier audits, unannounced on request
  • Accompaniment of external certification audits
  • Planning and conducting in-house training courses for your team

Introduction and optimisation of QM systems for the food industry

„As a consultant, I have built up a broad range of experience and am very familiar with all the steps involved in GFSI-recognised certification. Together we will pave the way for the successful certification of your company!“

IFS, BRC and FSSC 22000 – food safety standards

Food producers, logistics service providers and retailers all face the same challenge: they all require certification according to a GFSI standard. The IFS is a range of certification standards, the International Featured Standards. The original IFS Food is required by almost every food producer that supplies German retailers. The IFS Logistics (for transport and storage activities), the IFS Broker (for trading activities) and the IFS Cash & Carry (for wholesalers) have also become established alongside this.

The BRC standard was developed in 1998 by the British Retail Consortium and bears its name. Almost all retailers in the United Kingdom now demand certification as per the BRC from their suppliers – including those abroad.

The FSSC 22000, the abbreviation of Food Safety System Certification 22000, is based on the requirements of the ISO 22000 standard and was introduced for the first time in 2009. It is globally recognised as proof of a comprehensive food safety management system.