Food Sector

Food & Agriculture Certification

Food quality and safety are a constant concern for communities around the world and have been highlighted by repeated health scares.

Consumers are increasingly seeking assurance that their food is derived from sustainable and safe resources.

Bureau Veritas provides the food industry with food & agricultrue food health certifications services against a variety of regulations.


Food health certification that meets the regulatory requirements of the food and agriculture sectors


Your challenge

Food & agriculture industry professionals must demonstrate safe, responsible practices and full product traceability and achieve compliance to increasingly stringent industry and regulatory standards. With today’s complex, globalised supply chains, delivering on these expectations is more challenging than ever.

Ultimately, consumers and regulators want to know where food comes from, what it is made of and how it was processed. Our certification services confirm your products’ safety and quality.


How Bureau Veritas supports you

Bureau Veritas food and agriculture certification services allow you to meet the highest safety and quality standards, fulfil your regulatory requirements and gain access to international markets.


ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000: Demonstrate food safety

ISO 22000 is a food safety management system standard that covers the entire supply chain. FSSC 22000 is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved food safety standard based on ISO 22000, required by many of the world’s major retailers. Our global team of food and agriculture safety experts can audit your business to these standards and provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to earn certification.


BRC and IFS: Ensure food safety and quality

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard and International Food Standard (IFS) are food quality and safety certifications designed by industry trade groups. Many major retailers across the UK, Germany and France require BRC and IFS certification of their suppliers. Certification to these standards helps you access international markets, strengthen your relationships with distributors and minimise food safety risk.


GLOBALG.A.P.: Recognition for responsible agriculture and aquaculture

GLOBALG.A.P. is an internationally recognised set of food production safety and quality standards, covering both agriculture and aquaculture. Certification to GLOBALG.A.P. demonstrates a commitment to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): food safety, sustainability and worker and animal welfare. With retailers across Europe, Asia and the Americas increasingly requiring the certification, GLOBALG.A.P., is key to securing access to global markets.


FAMI-QS and GMP+: Quality assurance for food of animal origin

Animal feed has a major impact on the quality and safety of meat, poultry, dairy, fish, eggs and other foods of animal origin. FAMI-QS and GMP+ are international feed safety and quality standards. GMP+ is a global scheme for the assurance and improvement of feed safety along the entire supply chain. FAMI-QS is a European standard for manufacturers of feed additives and components. Certification to these standards will not only improve your market access and demonstrate a commitment to quality to retailers, but it will also help you optimise your yield and efficiency.


MSC and ASC: Sustainable, responsible seafood

Global demand for seafood is on the rise, but overfishing and destructive fishing practices are depleting fish populations. Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification ensures that wild seafood has been caught using sustainable fishing practices. Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification attests to the sustainable aquaculture of farmed seafood. We provide certification services for these and other seafood standards, partnering with you to ensure quality, safety and sustainability along the entire supply chain.



  • Follow a tried and tested framework for ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Meet sector-specific regulatory requirements with confidence
  • Access new markets
  • Meet the increasing demands of customers and regulators over food safety and quality standards
  • Independent support from a global leader in testing, inspection and compliance
  • A partnership approach to help understand your corporate objectives, organisational structure and business culture

Bureau Veritas - Experts in food & agriculture certifications

With Bureau Veritas food & agriculture certification by your side you meet the above challenges and stay competitive and enhance your brand image.

Bureau Veritas has 5,700 skilled food & agriculture certification operators operating in more than 140 countries with extensive knowledge of the food industry and know the local regulations and markets.

We are recognised by more than 50 national and international accreditation bodies and our food & agriculture certification mark is a symbol of your organisation's ongoing commitment to excellence.