Food product certification

Food product certification

Specialty food product certifications are critical to keeping up with evolving consumer and regulatory requirements. Bureau Veritas offers a wide range of food product certification, testing and auditing services to meet your food labelling needs.

Consumers today are increasingly discriminating about the food they eat. Concerns about the ecological and health consequences of genetically engineered organisms (GMOs) and industrial agricultural practices are fueling a consumer trend towards non-GMO and organic foods. The incidence of food allergies is on the rise, making proper food allergen labelling essential. Geographical indications and quality labels are key to differentiating and demonstrating the premium quality of your products.

Bureau Veritas food product certification, testing and auditing solutions support food industry players in addressing these challenges. From PDO, PGI and Label Rouge, to non-GMO, gluten-free and allergen labels, food product certifications enhance your brand image and market access.

Key benefits

  • Adapt to evolving market demands

    with trustworthy gluten-free, non-GMO and allergen labelling

  • Satisfy regulatory requirements

    by adhering to increasingly stringent food allergen labelling requirements

  • Boost your brand image

    with quality marks and geographical indications

  • Manage risk and avoid recalls

    by assuring the effectiveness of your food quality management systems

Geographical indications: PDO and PGI
Protected designation of origin (PDO) and Protected geographical indication (PGI) are European quality labels created to recognize the unique characteristics of products related to their geographical origin. Certification to PDO and PGI by Bureau Veritas allows you to demonstrate traceability and compliance with strict safety and quality management standards, adding value to your food, agricultural products and wines.

Label Rouge, a French mark of quality
The Label Rouge mark attests to the superior taste, quality and appearance of meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, fruit and other agricultural products. Label Rouge certified products must meet rigorous standards set by the French Ministry of Agriculture. Label Rouge certification enables you to add value to your products while assuring the performance of your organization’s quality management.

Non-GMO, Gluten-free, Halal and allergen labelling
Now more than ever, consumers and regulators want to know what food is made of. Demand for gluten-free and non-GMO food is reaching all-time highs, and food manufacturers are facing unprecedented regulatory pressure to provide accurate allergen information. Bureau Veritas offers auditing, testing and certification services to meet your non-GMO, gluten-free and allergen labelling needs.

Organic certification
The pursuit of healthier, more ethically and environmentally responsible food options is leading more and more consumers to organics. Bureau Veritas’ range of certification, auditing and testing services supports food players in meeting the various rules and guidelines that govern organic farming according to European Community (EC) regulations. We enable you to demonstrate your compliance with animal welfare standards, and that your products are free of harmful chemicals (e.g., synthetic pesticides and fertilizers), hormones and antibiotics.

SafeSupply

More than ever, regulators, NGOs and consumers are scrutinizing food companies’ sourcing and supply chain practices. Bureau Veritas’ SafeSupply platform helps businesses assess their suppliers by feeding macro data and supplier-generated information into a powerful algorithm to rank supplier risk.

SafeSupply empowers food industry players to make better informed sourcing decisions
400+ Food safety auditors