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#1 nicolelogan

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:42 PM

We recently had a consultant come to our facility to help us with some of compliance pieces. While they were here they recommended that we try to obtain FSSC 22000 certification rather than Safe Feed Safe Food or SQF. We are a animal food facility that manufactures bulk products, plus supplements and topicals for companion animals. Our goal is to also branch out into the European market in the next few years as well.  

 

Can i get some clarification on what standard(s) would be the most beneficial for what we already do and where we want to go?



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

Any GFSI benchmarked standard really

BRC is well recognised in the European market

ISO 22000 may be better suited to your operation



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

For your mix and market FSSC 22000 or IFS.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:42 PM

I agree with Glenn.


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:15 AM

Hi,

 

it depends on the region of your business and your customers. For "continental" Europe we prefer IFS. BRC we have today only due to requirements of UK trade but we are going to stop it. Both unannounced in place.

For our suppliers (raw materials, contract manufacturing) any GFSI recognized standard is accepted.

 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:35 PM

Nicole Hi, FSSC 22000 or IFS as mentioned above. I work in the English Wine / Liquor industry and this year went for BRC passing with an A but as time has gone on i doubt the suitability as a lot of clauses just don't fit with our business. I've found in the past that FSSC 22000 or IFS a little more malleable and not knowing much about your business would imagine more suited.

 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:33 PM

Any GFSI benchmarked standard may go. However i think ISO Standards like ISO 22000 are wide spread in europe



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:21 AM

Hello,

 

Since to be certified is a costly process, just based on what your customer/market certification they wanted.

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:01 AM

We are a animal food facility that manufactures bulk products, plus supplements and topicals for companion animals. Our goal is to also branch out into the European market in the next few years as well.  

 

Can i get some clarification on what standard(s) would be the most beneficial for what we already do and where we want to go?

 

Dear Nicolelogan,

 

You already had many answers.

All are true.

 

Please take in your consideration that BRC and IFS do not cover animal food (feed).  IFS does cover pet food. IFs gives the following examples for this product scope: pet food for dogs and cats (wet and dry) - pet chews - pet biscuits/treats - ornamental fish food - caged bird seeds


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:01 AM

I think ISO 22000 isn't GFSI benchmarked

google a number of similar sized European companies producing similar products to yourselves and see what they are all accredited with to see if there is one favoured more than any of the others

I agree with Redfox - what do your European customers want?  For example "we will only do business with you if you have FSSC 22000 accreditation"



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:03 AM

I think ISO 22000 isn't GFSI benchmarked

 

This is correct. ISO 22K is not GFSI approved.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:04 PM

I think ISO 22000 isn't GFSI benchmarked

google a number of similar sized European companies producing similar products to yourselves and see what they are all accredited with to see if there is one favoured more than any of the others

I agree with Redfox - what do your European customers want?  For example "we will only do business with you if you have FSSC 22000 accreditation"

 

Hi chris,

 

Nitpicking only but "certification" is probably more appropriate.


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#13 chris@crepecuisine

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

Hi Charles,

I was merely suggesting that Nicole Logan research what other similar companies are certified with to give Nicole a general idea of the sort of certification to go for

But thanks for nitpicking, it all helps Nicole which is the idea of these discussions



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:45 PM

Thank you all so much for all the recommendations!! All the information is greatly helpful and i will pass it all on to our Team!! Thank you and hope you all have a great holiday!







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