BRCGS's Food Safety Europe 2023 Awards were announced as part of the organisation's annual Food Safety Europe conference held on 1 February 2023 in London.

The awards recognise individuals and organisations who are committed to developing the BRCGS certification scheme and the wider food safety industry in the EMEA markets.


Award categories and winners


BRCGS Approved Training Partner and Consultant of the Year – Individual or Training Centre (Europe)
Mario Sangiorgi

BRCGS Certification Body of the Year (Europe)
DNV Business Assurance


BRCGS Professional of the Year
Rehab Youssef Abd El-Kader
Alwafaa Food Industries


BRCGS Certificated Site of the Year
TeaPak srl SB

CEO of the Year
Emma Adams


Mario Sangiorgi said: ‘First of all I really would like to thank you for this award, it means so much to me.
In these years a lot of progress has been made and many partnerships have been established for BRCGS companies and professionals all over the world and this award represents for me the most important recognition for what we have done so far.
I hope that this will be the best starting point for future developments.
The best is yet to come.'

Rehab Youssef, Quality  Manager at Alwafaa Food Industries said: ‘Winning 2023 BRCGS Professional award was such an outstanding surprise and honor, receiving this award has definitely strengthened my commitment.

Receiving this award means success in all rules and beliefs that I learned and respect. This award was one of my year goals, a year full of achievements for me. I would never have imagined being where I am today. I still have a lot of work to do but I am happy to know that I’ve come so far, this award means that I am on the right path and it is the beginning of many other successes, it also means that I am committed to continuing educate and guide the new generation through my career and transfer my knowledge so they can develop and innovate.’

Amanda McCarthy, Global Food & Beverage Director at DNV said: 'Being selected BRCGS Certification Body of the Year is a true honor. It is testimony of our dedication to contribute to ensure food safety and security every day.'

Caterina di Bari, Quality Assurance Expert at TeaPak srl SB said: 'It’s a pleasure and an honor for our company to have won this special award.'

Emma Adams, Head of Technical, Greggs said: 'I am honoured to have won this award. I am a huge advocate for BRCGS with a global reach having a positive impact on standards across the industry. I am a strong believer in working together so that we can overcome the many challenges we face as an industry.'

Food Safety Europe delivers valuable insights and high-level, constructive knowledge share designed specifically to improve European food safety management in retail, food service and manufacturing environments.

Notes to Editors


At BRCGS, we champion the highest quality. Improving trust in supply chains, through rigorous application of our Standards, we deliver products and services with global relevance and industry expertise. BRCGS is the trusted validation that strengthens Brand, Reputation through Compliance.


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