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All CPOs that wish to achieve GFSI recognition must undergo the GFSI benchmarking process,. When submitting a certification programme for recognition, CPOs clarify the programme’s scopes of recognition, i.e. the industry sector which it aims to certify.

The following CPOs have submitted certification programmes to GFSI and are undergoing the GFSI benchmarking process. The numbered infographics illustrate their current status within the process.

  • STEP A: APPLICATION
  • STEP B: DESKTOP REVIEW
  • STEP C: OFFICE VISIT ASSESSMENT
  • STEP D: CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN
  • STEP E: PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION
  • STEP F: COMPLETION OF CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
  • STEP G: GFSI FINAL DECISION AND ANNOUNCEMENT

Benchmarking Process

Application
Desktop Review
Office Visit Assessment
Corrective Action Plan
Public Stakeholder Consultation
Completion of Corrective Actions
GFSI Final Decision and Announcement

Current Processes

Completed
In Progress

BRCGS

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Global Standard for Food Safety issue 8
Global Standard for Packaging Materials issue 6
Global Standard for Agents & Brokers issue 2
Global Standard for Storage and Distribution issue 4

CanadaGAP

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CanadaGAP v8

Freshcare

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FSQ Edition 4.2

FSSC 22000

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FSSC 22000 v5.1

Global Red Meat Standard

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GLOBALG.A.P.

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Produce Handling Assurance Standard (PHA) v1.2
Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS) v1.2
Integrated Farm Assurance v5.4 

IFS International Featured Standards

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IFS Food v7
IFS Logistics v2.2
IFS Broker v3
IFS PACsecure v1.1

Japan GAP Foundation

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ASIAGAP Version 2.3

PrimusGFS Standard

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PrimusGFS Standard Version 3.2

SQF

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SQF Code Edition 9

TQF 5

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TQFCS v2.1

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