Empower your food brand with industry-recognized certification

A Food Certification is a legal requirement for businesses looking to export food products to other countries. The certifications ensure that food products meet the regulatory and safety standards of the importing country.

Without a valid Food Certification, a business may face legal penalties or be barred from exporting food products altogether.

About Shamkris Group

Shamkris Group is a globally recognized and highly respected Independent Assessment and Certification Body that provides a range of value-added services to businesses worldwide. They are known as one of the best certification bodies in the world due to its reputation for providing high-quality certification services.

Over the years, Shamkris Group has earned the trust of more than 8,000 clients who have relied on them as their Certifying Body for a range of different certifications. This trust is a testament to the group’s commitment to delivering reliable and accurate assessment and certification services to their clients.

As a Certifying Body, Shamkris Group ensures that businesses meet the highest standards in their industry by conducting rigorous assessments and audits against internationally recognized standards. Their certification services cover a wide range of areas, including Management System Certification, Industry Specific Certification, Product Certification, and Customer Compliances Audit, Business Process & Training, Accreditation
Inspection Services and more.

Introduction to Food Industry Certification

Food Industry Certification is a critical component of ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of food products and processes. In today’s globalized and highly competitive market, consumers demand transparency and assurance regarding the food they consume. This is where certification plays a pivotal role.

Food industry certification involves a systematic evaluation of a food business’s processes, facilities, and products by an accredited certification body. The goal is to verify that the business adheres to recognized standards, regulations, and best practices within the food industry. Certification serves as an official acknowledgment that a business meets stringent criteria for hygiene, safety, sustainability, and quality.

Food businesses that obtain certification gain a distinct advantage. They can assure their customers of the integrity of their products, build trust, and differentiate themselves in a crowded market. Moreover, certification often opens doors to new markets, partnerships, and distribution channels, facilitating business growth and expansion.

Benefits of Certification for Businesses:

  1. Improved Food Safety: Certification ensures that businesses adhere to strict food safety protocols, reducing the risk of contamination, foodborne illnesses, and costly recalls.

  2. Compliance with Industry Standards: Certification demonstrates a commitment to meeting industry-specific standards and regulations, helping businesses avoid legal issues and regulatory penalties.

  3. Enhanced Reputation and Trust: Certification provides a tangible symbol of a business’s dedication to quality and safety, building trust among consumers, partners, and stakeholders. This enhanced reputation can lead to increased customer loyalty and brand recognition.

Benefits of Certification for Consumers:

  1. Safe and High-Quality Food Products: Consumers can trust that products with certification seals meet stringent safety and quality criteria, assuring them of the safety and reliability of the food they purchase and consume.

  2. Transparency and Traceability: Certification often involves detailed labeling and traceability requirements, allowing consumers to make informed choices about the products they buy. They can access information about ingredients, sourcing, and production methods, promoting transparency in the food industry.

There are various types of food certifications, such as



FSSAI is a food safety and standards certification issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. It ensures that food products are safe, healthy, and meet Indian regulatory requirements.

BRC Food

BRC certification, or the British Retail Consortium certification, is a global food safety certification that verifies compliance with industry-specific standards for food safety, quality, and operational criteria.



Kosher certification certifies that food products meet specific religious requirements for Jewish consumers. It ensures that the products are prepared according to Jewish dietary laws and are free from any non-kosher ingredients or contaminants.


Halal certification certifies that food products meet specific religious requirements for Muslim consumers. It ensures that the products are prepared according to Islamic dietary laws and are free from any non-halal ingredients or contaminants.

FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 certification is a food safety management system certification recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It verifies that food products comply with food safety regulations and standards.


WHO GMP certification, or World Health Organization Good Manufacturing Practice, is a certification that ensures that pharmaceutical and food products are manufactured in a controlled environment and meet quality and safety standards.


cGMP certification, or Current Good Manufacturing Practice certification, is a set of guidelines established by the US FDA to ensure that food products are manufactured in a way that ensures safety and quality.

US FDA Food Registration

US FDA food registration is a requirement for businesses that export food products to the United States. The registration process ensures that the products meet the US FDA's regulatory requirements for food safety and quality.

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)

HACCP is an internationally recognized method of identifying and managing food safety-related risk and, when central to an active food safety program, can provide your customers, the public,

Ready to take your food business to new heights? Contact Shamkris Group for your Food Certification.

Food Industry Certification Process

Step 1: Initial Consultation with Shamkris Group

  • Begin your certification journey by scheduling an initial consultation with Shamkris Group, your trusted partner in food industry certification.
  • During this consultation, our experts will assess your business’s specific needs, objectives, and industry sector to determine the most suitable certification standards.

Step 2: Standard Selection and Gap Analysis

  • Based on the consultation, Shamkris Group will help you select the appropriate certification standard(s) that align with your business goals.
  • We conduct a comprehensive gap analysis to identify areas where your current practices may need improvement to meet the chosen standard’s requirements.

Step 3: Customized Certification Plan

  • Shamkris Group will work closely with you to create a tailored certification plan. This plan outlines the necessary changes, enhancements, and documentation needed to meet the certification criteria.

Step 4: Training and Education

  • Our team provides training and education for your staff, ensuring they understand the requirements of the chosen certification standard and their roles in achieving compliance.
  • We emphasize building a culture of food safety, quality, and compliance within your organization.

Step 5: Implementation of Changes

  • Implement the changes and improvements outlined in your certification plan, following the specific requirements of the chosen standard.
  • Document all processes, procedures, and policies as part of your compliance efforts.

Step 6: Internal Audits

  • Shamkris Group assists in conducting internal audits to assess your progress and identify any non-conformities or areas requiring further attention.
  • We help you develop corrective action plans and ensure their effective implementation.

Step 7: Certification Body Selection

  • Together with Shamkris Group, select a certification body accredited for the chosen certification standard. We assist in coordinating the audit process.

Step 8: Initial Certification Audit

  • The chosen certification body performs an initial audit of your food safety and quality management systems, including a thorough review of documentation, processes, and records.
  • Any non-conformities identified during the audit are documented and addressed.

Step 9: Corrective Actions

  • Shamkris Group guides you in addressing and correcting any non-conformities promptly.
  • We ensure that the corrective actions are well-documented and effectively implemented.

Step 10: Certification Decision

  • Following the successful completion of the initial audit and corrective actions, the certification body reviews the audit findings to determine whether certification is awarded.

Step 11: Ongoing Audits and Compliance

  • Shamkris Group supports your business in maintaining compliance through ongoing surveillance audits conducted by the certification body.
  • We assist in continuous monitoring, improvement, and documentation of your systems.

Step 12: Certification Maintenance and Renewal

  • Continuously work to meet evolving industry and regulatory requirements, with Shamkris Group’s guidance.
  • Periodically renew your certification to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to food safety and quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Food industry certification involves a process where a business is evaluated to ensure it meets specific standards, ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of its food products and processes.

Certification is crucial for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to food safety, quality, and compliance, building trust with consumers and opening doors to new markets.

Shamkris Group provides expert guidance to help you select the most suitable certification standard based on your industry sector, goals, and market requirements.

Our certification process involves a step-by-step approach, from initial consultation and gap analysis to training, implementation, audits, and ongoing support.

Yes, depending on the regulations, the food export license may need to be renewed periodically. It is essential to keep track of the expiration date and renew the license on time to avoid any disruptions to your export business.

Shamkris Group, is an Independent Assessment and Certification Body offering value added services Worldwide. Shamkris Group is amongst Best Certification Bodies of the World. More than 8,000 clients has reposed confidence in Shamkris Global as their Certifying Body to different certifications.

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