GFSI is a critical part of supplier management in the food industry. This article will provide you with all the key information and links you need.



  • What is GFSI?
  • Which certificates are GFSI recognised?
  • How do I check a certificate isn’t fake?

What is GFSI?

GFSI is the Global Food Safety Initiative. The GFSI are an organisation led by the Consumer Group Forum, which are recognised worldwide for benchmarking food safety standards. If the certification standard meets the GFSI Benchmark Standard, they’re known as a ‘GFSI recognised standard’.

Which certificates are GFSI recognised?

The GFSI website provides a list of all the currently recognised certifications:

How do I check a certificate isn’t fake?

Most GFSI recognised schemes provide simple solutions for verifying that your supplier’s certificate isn’t a fake. Here are the links that you need:

BRCGS directory. 

FSSC 22000 certified organisations.

SQF ReposiTrak.

IFS – To check a certificate you need to use the QR code on the certificate.


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