Food Safety and Quality Assurance Programs
BRC Global Standard for Food Safety are a leading global safety and quality certification program, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies.
Suppliers of Coles Brands are required to undergo third-party auditing. In addition to the audit against the external standard, Coles Brands suppliers must ensure that they are compliant to the additional elements as outlined in the Coles Supplier Requirements.
Freshcare is an industry owned, not-for-profit on-farm assurance program, established and maintained to service the Australian fresh produce industry. Freshcare is currently the largest Australian on farm assurance program for fresh produce; proudly providing on-farm food safety & quality and environmental certification services to over 5000 members nationally.
GlobalG.A.P is a not-for-profit organisation with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agricultural production worldwide. We set voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe — and more and more producers, suppliers and buyers are harmonising their certification standards to match.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide. GFSI provides a platform for collaboration between some of the world’s leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies, service providers associated with the food supply chain, international organisations, academia and government.
The Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme (HARPS) is a retailer-led scheme designed to assist with compliance to food safety, legal and trade legislation for suppliers to the major grocery retailers in Australia, by harmonising certification requirements for the major retailers in Australia.
SGS has a global network of food experts which carry out HACCP audits and focusing on the hazards that affect food safety and hygiene. It is then possible to systematically identify where the hazards are by setting up control limits at critical points during the food production process.
SQF is recognised by retailers and food-service providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. The SQF Program is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.
Woolworths’ Supplier Excellence Program is aimed at reducing auditing complexity associated with supplying Fresh Food products to Woolworths. The Supplier Excellence Program replaces the WQA program. The Supplier Excellence Program defines all the safety and quality requirements for supply of Woolworths Fresh Food products.