The food industry is one of the largest sectors in Germany. The protection of the consumer‘s health is the highest quality goal. Therefore, high demands are placed on the quality management systems for the entire food chain. Food safety means fabricating safe products for the end consumer.
Therefore, the entire food chain, from agricultural producers to food manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, wholesalers, restaurants and cafés, including transport and storage companies, must comply with appropriate standards.
Since 2005, the globally recognized standard DIN EN ISO 22000 has been set up for requirements in food safety management systems throughout the entire food chain. ISO 22000 incorporates both general quality standards such as ISO 9001 and specific food production standards such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point). It is often combined and certified in an integrated management system in conjunction with IFS (International Food Standard) and/or BRC (British Retail Consortium).
A well-functioning quality management system helps the food manufacturer to comply with legal regulations, avoids expensive recalls and possible compensation payments combined with a high loss of image.
A focus on quality management in food production is therefore indispensable in order to meet the requirements of legislators, authorities, customers and end consumers on the national and international market in a sustainable way.
QM Certifications, QM Norms and QM Services for Food Production
When we talk to our customers about quality management in food production, they often focus, in particular, on the following standards and Topics:
- ISO 9001
- HACCP / Codex Alimentarius
- ISO 22000
- BRC Food
- GMP / GDP
- ISO 14001 / EMAS
- ISO 50001
- ISO 45001
- DIN ISO IEC 17025
- DIN ISO / IEC 27001
- IMS / St. Gallen Model / EFQM
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