Food Safety Certification

With over 20,000 certificated suppliers globally, this GFSI benchmarked Standard is a key requirement for many retailers worldwide.

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The BRCGS Standard for Food Safety, was the first Standard to be recognised by GFSI in 2000. Covering the following requirements, the Standard has been developed to take a common sense approach towards achieving certification:

  • Senior management commitment
  • The food safety plan - HACCP
  • Food safety and quality management systems
  • Site standards
  • Product control
  • Process control
  • Personnel
  • High-risk, high-care and ambient high-care production risk zones
  • Requirements for traded products

In addition to the core Standard, we also offer certification against the following voluntary modules:

  • GLOBAL G.A.P. Chain of Custody
  • Meat Supply Chain Assurance
  • Culture of Excellence

BRCGS published Issue 9 of the Food Safety Standard in 2022, which came in to force for all audits conducted from 1st February 2023. A copy of new Standard can be found here.

Other Standards offered by UK Food Certification


The START! programme recognises and encourages the development of food safety systems in small sites.


Certification to the BRCGS Plant-Based standard enables sites to respond to the evolving demands of their customers.


BRGCS’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) uses a scientifically proven, risk-based management systems approach for effectively controlling gluten and gluten cross-contamination from incoming ingredients to the final product.

AOECS Standard for Gluten-Free Foods

UK Food Certification are currently being onboarded with Coeliac UK and The Coeliac Society of Ireland as a certification body to undertaken AOECS Standalone and GFSI addendum audits.

Your path to certification

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01. Application

Request and complete our application form, following which we can determine your audit duration and audit costs.
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02. Audit Planning

Discuss and confirm your audit date, and receive your formal audit notification and invoice.
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03. The Audit

The audit takes place on-site. If there are any findings, these will be discussed with you as they
are found.
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04. Corrective Planning

Corrective actions for any non-conformities to be submitted to us within 28 days of the audit for review and close out.
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05. Certification

If corrective actions are satisfactory, your grade will be determined and your certification and audit report
will be issued.


If you are new to the assessment process for any of the Standards provided by UK Food Certification and are looking to have certification against the Standard, you may wish to consider a pre-assessment. These visits can be beneficial as our assessors will identify aspects of the Standard that you may not be conforming to, giving you the ability and time to prepare ahead of your full certificated assessment.

Pre-assessment enquiry