Forward Progress Looks like GFSI Global Markets Assessment
Achieve certification to a GFSI-recognized scheme one step at a time.
Transitioning to GFSI certification is a lengthy process. Smaller and newer food companies that lack GFSI certification now can officially demonstrate their progress in implementing a food safety management system and prove to customers that they are advancing toward achieving full certification. GFSI's Global Market Assessments are the first stepping stones in the pathway to full certification.
How It Works
GFSI Global Market Assessments are based on key requirements in the GFSI Guidance Document. This non-certification assessment process includes two levels: basic and intermediate.
Basic GFSI Global Market Assessment: The basic level assesses 35 percent of the key elements of the GFSI Guidance Document and focuses on legal compliance.
Intermediate GFSI Global Market Assessment: The intermediate level assesses 65 percent of the elements and builds upon legal compliance to include a more detailed quality and food safety focus.
These assessments prepare companies for the last action in this stepping stone approach to certification - an accredited certification audit against a GFSI-recognized scheme. Download the GFSI Global Markets - Manufacturing Toolkit to read the complete checklist of requirements for basic and intermediate levels.
Investing in Your Success
AIB's team of experienced food safety professionals are well calibrated to global industry standards and provide helpful support along the way, backed by years of experience delivering GMP inspections.
In addition to advice from an experienced professional about improvements your facility can make to reach your goals, you'll also receive a recognition document demonstrating that your site successfully completed the basic or intermediate assessment.
Many companies new to the GFSI Global Market Assessments program have never had a food safety audit before. To remove any fear and anxiety about the process, we offer a free orientation webinar. What to Expect from Your Food Safety Audit explains key assessment components of switching to GFSI. You'll understand what is expected, how to prepare for the assessment, and what our food safety professional will do when on site.
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