Quality & Food Safety
Product quality and safety are the top priority for Kerry Group given their fundamental importance to the success of our business. Consumers and customers place their trust in us to provide them with safe, high quality products they can rely on. We aim to honour that trust and make quality a distinguishing capability.
Under Kerry’s Global Quality Management System, each business unit has developed product and service standards that support our goals. We work with recognised assurance standards to provide confidence to our customers and currently 99% of our global sites are accredited under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards. Within the supply chain, we also have stringent quality requirements and audit processes aligned with industry best practice for our ingredient and primary packaging suppliers.
As part of Kerry's future ambition we will increasingly seek to support customers in advancing food safety improvements and to help fulfil this ambition we are a member of the SSAFE initiative. Through our involvement with SSAFE Kerry has been working with industry partners on the prevention of food fraud and has most recently been engaged in pilot testing the Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA) toolkit developed by SSAFE in association with Wageningen University and VU University Amsterdam.
Kerry Group is a member of SAAFE, a global non-profit membership organisation working to integrate food safety, animal health and plant health across food supply chains to improve public health and wellbeing. The SAAFE initiative brings together industry leaders, government bodies, academia and other stakeholders to find ways to enhance the integrity of the food system.