The Rising Requirements for Market Access
Why an increasing number of fresh produce customers are demanding food safety certification in their supply chains.
A Transporter’s Guide to Food Safety Certification
How to fast-track HACCP to satisfy customer requests.
To achieve certification, your company must:
This is a typical roadmap for a transporter to achieve a first-time HACCP certification:
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does certification typically cost?
Costs for certification can vary based on a number of factors, including the size of the operation being certified, which certification body is conducting the audit, and the complexity of the systems being evaluated. Typical costs average approximately $5,000-6,000.
How will a food safety program benefit my company?
A transporter’s main benefit is increasing its customer confidence. A certified food safety program opens the door for more business from existing customers and potentially many new customers. Proactive compliance under certifications and regulations may allow a transporter to stay ahead of its competition and market itself as the most dependable carrier for customers.
How often does a certification need to be renewed?
Each HACCP certificate from SAI is valid for three years after the initial certification date, with surveillance audits conducted annually. At the end of the three-year period, a recertification audit is required to renew the certificate for a further three years.
Client Success Stories
Dozens of transport operations trust Provision and Iron Apple to streamline their record-keeping and SOP management for food safety certification.
“Provision is capable of not only saving time and cost for VersaCold, but also identifying the root cause of cargo claims.”
Jas Bains • VP Transportation & Logistics (Canada), Lineage Logistics