Requirements & Regulations

The scheme specifies detailed requirements for:

the food safety system of the food organizations to be certified,

the certification system of the CBs,

the system of accreditation by the accreditation bodies (ABs).


Furthermore it contains regulations for:

the CBs which are licensed by the Foundation to provide certification on the basis of this scheme

the harmonization process in which the licensed CBs participate to align audit and certification issues

the accreditation bodies which accredit the licensed CBs

the Board, which is the central Board of Stakeholders and experts of the CBs


The Scheme documents are available for download on the website.