We achieve this by working closely with our supply partners to provide the ingredients and service our customers need including:
- Quality assurance
- Continuity of supply
- Competitive pricing
- Innovative ingredients
Our quality standards
Supplying our customers with trusted, high-quality ingredients is crucial. Our in-house quality team work closely with supply partners to maintain high standards throughout the supply chain.
Suppliers wishing to work with Cambridge Commodities must complete a verification process consisting of a meticulous questionnaire and thorough sampling of materials.
CC is BRC approved and hence approves suppliers based on BRC standards. With ISO 9001 certification as a minimum qualifier, CC prefers supplier having ISO 22000 and ideally a GFSI recognised certification. Variety of species cross-contamination needs to be controlled. Scope of certifications must include products purchased, this also includes contractors. Ethical questionnaire in place, preferably in accordance with Sedex.
What is GFSI?
GFSI stands for Global Food Safety Initiative, it brings together key actors of the food industry to collaboratively drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems around the world. GFSI recognised schemes are supposed to be a sign of quality, therefore should not require extra testing.
GFSI-Recognised Certification Programmes
The below food safety certification programmes are assessed against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. Once successfully benchmarked, food safety certification programmes (CPOs) achieve GFSI recognition.
Through this benchmarking process, GFSI continues to provide a rigorous, scientifically based method that recognises competent food safety certification programmes. It allows food businesses to select a food safety management system that is recognised by leading retailers and manufacturers internationally and has itself been exposed to a demanding peer assessment.
Below is an overview of the certification programmes that are currently recognised by GFSI. To use this functionality, click on the scope tab that relates to your activity. The GFSI-recognised certification programmes covering your selection will be generated in the boxes beneath.
Recognised certification standards
- PrimusGFS Standard
- IFS PACsecure
- Global Aquaculture Alliance Seafood
- Global Red Meat Standard
- FSSC 22000
- IFS Food Standard
- BRC Global Standard 7
- BRC-IOP Global Standard
- BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers Issue
- BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
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