Food Industry

Food safety audits and food hygiene services from Bureau Veritas - Food safety experts you can trust

Our job is to make things easier for you. Our Food Safety Team prides itself on simplifying food safety for business.

Our aim is to clearly communicate and coach everyone we interact with within your business. By maximising the time our team spends on-site with clients, we believe we can make a real difference to help maintain compliance and ensure safety. We understand food and people.

Why choose Bureau Veritas? 

  • Simplified audits, clear communication 
  • Experienced consultants who understand your sector  
  • Qualified professionals including Chartered Environmental Health practitioners  
  • Innovative technology to drive efficiencies, improve accuracy and enable tracking of audit trends  
  • Quality assurance from an independent third-party, operating worldwide  
  • Flexible, tailored approach to support your individual goals, with bespoke audits matched to your company’s procedures and/or against legal requirements  

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Supporting you to achieve food safety

Bureau Veritas offers a team of passionate food experts to help you in achieving your food safety and food hygiene objectives. A one-stop-shop for food safety and compliance, we provide a wide range of solutions that help drive efficiency, achieve compliance and improve safety throughout the food chain. 

Whether you are responsible for food safety in a hotel or restaurant chain, care home, food preparation site or drinks manufacturer, or anybody else involved from farm to fork, ask about our food services today.  

Our experts can ensure your business is compliant and ready for Environmental Health Officer inspections – supporting you to meet your regulatory needs with confidence. 

complementary services 

We also provide a wide range of complementary services across testing, inspection and certification to deliver a one-stop shop for safety and compliance. Additional services include fire risk assessments, water testing, asbestos and waste management, with in-house technical expertise for the most complex of challenges. We will develop a tailor-made package of services to manage your individual safety risks.

Adam Longford - Bureau Veritas Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Bureau Veritas

Our approach is different to many. We work closely with clients to help coach them through the process and improve their safety culture.

The Bureau Veritas process 

Our four-step process, tailored to your individual needs, ensures you have the support and guidance you need to create an effective management system, monitor performance through regular audits / reviews, and respond to any issues swiftly - with ongoing information and advice from our experienced professionals. 

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What safety regulations apply to the food industry? 

Anybody involved in the food industry, from food processing and manufacture through to catering establishments and retailers, must work to a series of strict regulations that help ensure the safety and compliance of food and drink.  

Food businesses must meet their obligations under their food safety legislative requirements, which make it an offence for anyone to offer food which is potentially harmful to health. 

Those regulations include:  

  • The Food Safety Act 1990
  • The General Food Regulations 2004
  • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 Regulation (EC) No 853/2004
  • The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013
  • Food Information Regulations 2014   
  • Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 

To meet these requirements, a written food safety management plan and procedures, based on HACCP principles, must be put in place, implemented and maintained.

The goal of HACCP is to ensure that food products are safe for consumption and meet relevant safety standards.

What is HACCP?

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System. It is a food safety risk management tool designed to support organisations to manage food safety risks by identifying and evaluating potential hazards and putting in place controls to manage them throughout the supply chain and production processes.

Why does food safety and HACCP matter?

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System. It is a food safety risk management tool designed to support organisations to manage food safety risks by identifying and evaluating potential hazards and putting in place controls to manage them throughout the supply chain and production processes. 

Today’s consumers want to know where their food comes from, how it was made and processed, and how its safety was maintained. As a food industry professional, you need to demonstrate responsible practices, full product traceability and auditable processes to meet these expectations — which is becoming an increasingly complex challenge due to increased regulatory demands.

George Macfie - Bureau Veritas Technical Manager

Technical Manager

Bureau Veritas

The most important thing is that we take time to understand our clients, their business and their people. We build the relationships to help deliver a better service.

How can organisations drive continuous improvement? 

Above the minimum requirement of written food safety management plan and procedures, organisations can showcase their commitment to safety and drive continuous improvement through certification to various global standards. Bureau Veritas provides audits across a range of food industry certification standards, with an expert team on hand to support your certification journey.  

  • ISO 22000 - the international standard for food safety management systems, which outlines the requirements for organisations that are involved in any aspect of the food chain to ensure that the food they produce is safe for consumption.    

  • FSSC 22000 – which builds on the requirements of ISO 22000, together with sector-specific Pre-Requisite Programmes (PRPs) and defined additional requirements. It is seen as the next step for those organisations certified to ISO 22000 that want to show further commitment and achieve a GFSI-recognised standard.  

  • BRCGS Food Safety – a recognised food hygiene certification covering key issues impacting the food industry including food safety, packaging and storage/distribution. It provides a framework to manage safety, integrity, legality and quality.  

  • GMP+ - an international standard cover the entire feed production chain, from raw materials through to transport and farming. It combines the principles of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) to help ensure quality and consistency in animal feed and feed ingredients. 


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