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Certification and Assurance: NSF Certification Wholesale and Distribution Standard

The NSF Certification Storage, Wholesale and Distribution Standard is a complimentary standard to the BRC Global Standard–Food, allowing the accredited inspection of the food distribution network.

Developed by NSF in consultation with representatives of the Wholesale and Distribution industry their customers and the British Frozen Food Federation, it is designed to assess the ability of food Wholesalers and Distributors to comply with food safety requirements and demonstrate due diligence. The standard is now widely recognised by major foodservice companies and food retailers.

The principal requirements of the NSF Certification Wholesale and Distribution Standard are the adoption of HACCP, a documented quality management system, control of storage and transportation hygiene standards and of personnel.

Following successful inspection Certificates can be issued at either Foundation or Higher level, encouraging continuous improvement. A detailed report is produced identifying measures taken to comply with the standard.

All NSF Certification auditors are qualified food industry professionals, with wide experience of Warehousing and Distribution.

Key Benefits

  • NSF are leaders in the accredited inspection of Wholesale and Distribution companies
  • A practical sample based approach to the assessment of multi location distribution chains
  • Access to detailed guidance notes to aid interpretation of the standard
  • International recognition of NSF means your certificate goes further
  • Use of the NSF Q Mark to demonstrate compliance with rigorous technical standards

Certification to the standard:

  • Promotes confidence in clients food handling and distribution systems
  • Focuses attention on food safety systems
  • Forms part of a company’s due diligence defence
  • Encourages continuous improvement
  • Meets the supply requirements of the more demanding customers.

 


 

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