Certifications for the Food Industry

QIMA is authorized to conduct audits required to achieve certifications under a number of internationally recognized food safety, quality and sustainability schemes.

Certifications for the Food Industry

Achieving certification under one or several internationally recognized schemes helps you improve and harmonize food safety standards in your supply chain, streamlines your access to global markets, and sends a message of quality to your consumers.

QIMA, through WQS, offers certification for numerous GFSI recognized schemes (BRCGS, IFS, PrimusGFS, SQF, GlobalG.A.P.) and other international standards that cover agriculture (fresh produce), food processing, storage and distribution centers and packaging manufacturing.

GFSI Recognized Food Certification Schemes

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration between the world’s leading food safety experts from retailer, manufacturer and food service companies with a mission to provide continuous improvement in food safety management systems. GFSI itself is not a certification program, but programs that meet the GFSI benchmarking requirements are “recognized” by GFSI. GFSI recognition means that a food certification program is considered competent by leading retailers and manufacturers internationally, and has been exposed to a demanding assessment.

QIMA-WQS offers certification under the following GFSI recognized schemes:

  • BRC Global Standards (Food, Storage & Distribution, Packaging & Packaging Material)
  • GlobalG.A.P. (Fruits & Vegetables, GRASP, Tesco Nurture, Poultry and CFM)
  • SQF
  • IFS (Food)
  • PrimusGFS

Animal Welfare and Sustainability Certification for the Food Industry

In addition to the GFSI recognized schemes detailed above, QIMA-WQS offers:


Why Pursue Certification for Your Food Supply Chain?

  • Demonstrate your commitment to producing safe food
  • Increase consumer confidence
  • Enhance internal processes to provide safe and high-quality food
  • Increase operational efficiency by streamlining processes and reducing non-compliant activities
  • Adhere to governmental regulations and requirements of your destination market
  • Build a more sustainable and ethical food supply chain