Improve reputation with your customers
Agents and Brokers benefits your organisation by proving that you have a framework for managing product safety, quality and legality for non-manufacturing businesses in the food and packaging industries. The types of companies covered by the Global Standard are:
- Brokers: Companies that purchase or ‘take title to’ products for resale to manufacturers, other brokers, retailers or food service companies, but not directly to the consumer.
- Agents or non-manufacturing service providers: Companies that trade between a manufacturer or broker and their customers, but do not own or take title to the goods.
- Importers/Exporters: Companies that facilitate the movement of products across national boundaries, satisfying legal and customs requirements. Importers and exporters may also be agents and/or brokers.
✓ Widely accepted and specified by many retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organisations and raw material processors worldwide
✓ Global applicability and benchmarking to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark
✓ Assists companies and their customers in meeting the legislative requirements for product safety
✓ Enables operators to further develop systems for product security (food defence) and product authenticity in the supply chain
✓ Addresses consumer assurance demands and demonstrate industry best practice by encouraging the development of a product safety culture