First published in 1998, the standard helps food manufacturers focus on a wide range of areas including HACCP, traceability, food fraud prevention, management commitment, and food safety culture. There has been a year-on-year increase in the recognition of the Standard, which has seen it become the largest global food safety programme.

The revision and evolution of our Standards are at the heart of our work. By reviewing our standards, we can ensure that they incorporate latest industry trends and operations, practical experiences and best practices from industry. The revision process enables us to take into account the changing expectations, regulatory requirements and consumer needs. It provides the opportunity to build on the value that our customers and stakeholders gain from the use of our Standards.

To support this revision, the consultation period for feedback on Issue 8 of the standard is open until 31st May 2021. We encourage comments from national and international stakeholders representing food manufacturers, Regulators, retailers, food service companies, brand owners, certification bodies and independent technical experts.

You can provide comments by completing this online form.

Alternatively, you can download a feedback form and email your comments to