Food & Beverage Industry Standards

Food & Beverage Industry

Ensure global food safety while maintaining legal compliance, satisfying customers and improving your brand reputation.

Food & Beverage Industry Standards

Ensure global food safety while maintaining legal compliance, satisfying customers and improving your brand reputation.

Food & Beverage Industry Standards

A robust and well-managed food chain is essential to the health and well-being of all consumers and is fundamental to social and economic stability. This makes food safety a critical issue that must be managed effectively throughout the food chain, from farm to fork.

The consequences of food-borne illness can be devastating, both for the consumer and for retailers and other organizations in the supply chain. Failing to meet industry standards for food safety can result in prosecution, product recall, lost opportunities and negative publicity. In addition to food safety, the global food chain has a significant impact on the environment and on the health and safety of its employees.

To meet obligations to the public and stay competitive, food and beverage companies throughout the food chain must meet high expectations for quality and safety. Certification to food and beverage industry standards can help organizations maintain legal compliance, satisfy customers, improve their brand reputation and more.

Food And Beverage Industry Standards Certified by IRQS

ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System

ISO 22000:2018, Food safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain, sets out the requirements for a food safety management system. It defines and strengthens what an organization must do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards and ensure that food is safe for consumption.

Keeping food safe from farm to fork by ensuring hygienic practices and traceability at every step are essential tasks for the food industry.

FSSC 22000

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a non-profit association managed by an independent Board of Stakeholder & Industry Experts, committed to improving food safety along the food chain. The GFSI approves several food safety standards covering farming, production, processing, packaging, storage & distribution. The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) is a GFSI Scheme for food safety certification and is applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity. FSSC 22000 is based on ISO 22000 and offers a complete certification Scheme for the auditing and certification of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)

FSSAI Schedule IV

To strengthen the food safety surveillance system in the country, FSSAI has taken up audits of food business operators through third-party audit agencies. IRCLASS is one of the audit agencies by FSSAI in accordance with Food Safety and Standard (Food Safety Auditing) Regulation, 2018

Food Businesses classified by Food Authority for mandatory Food Safety Audits will be liable to get their businesses timely audited by recognised Auditing Agencies. Food Authority will declare the category/type of food businesses subject to mandatory audit based on risk classification and the frequency of audits.

GMP Good Manufacturing Practice

Good Manufacturing Practices forms an important part of the overall HACCP food safety system in a food business. Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are important in order to produce safe food. The food business has a legal and moral responsibility to produce and prepare food that will not harm the consumer. There can be a high cost to the food business if it does not implement adequate Good manufacturing practices (GMP).


AYUSH products are regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 by the Drugs Controller General of India through the State Governments. The Department of AYUSH has been exploring the possibility of introducing a voluntary product certification scheme for selected AYUSH products to enhance consumer confidence. The matter was discussed in a series of meetings taken by the Secretary (AYUSH) beginning 24 Dec 2008 and the Quality Council of India (QCI) offered to develop a concept paper on the subject

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