The importance of standards in the food industry

A short glimpse

In our industry – food retailing – food safety requirements are constantly increasing. A general duty of care applies. Our certifications ensure that our products are of the highest possible quality and are safe.


This plays a central role for the trade, the authorities as well as for the consumer. Internationally recognised standards and certificates ensure that processes are adhered to and standardised along the entire value chain. These quality management systems thus apply to all certified companies. This ensures transparency – even beyond national borders.

Our certifications

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

The International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) is the world’s largest publisher of international standards. ISO is an independent organisation and is represented in more than 160 countries. DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 is a widely used standard for QM systems. With more than one million certified companies worldwide, it is the most widely used standard in the world.

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BRC – Brand Reputation through Compliance

BRC is a trade association of British retail companies with headquarters in London. BRC is mainly used in the Anglo-Saxon language area and defines the sets of rules for suppliers in the food industry, such as the BRC Global Standard, which are defined as binding by several retail chains. TSI is certified according to BRC Agents & Brokers.

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IFS – International Featured Standards 

Along with the BRC Standard (Global Standard for Food Safety), the IFS Standard is one of the most important food standards. Certified companies should ensure compliance with the corresponding requirements along the entire food supply chain. TSI is certified according to IFS Broker.

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ECOCERT Cosmos Organic

This certification is an international standard in the field of organic & natural cosmetics. It provides consumers with transparent information about the natural and organic ingredients listed on the products. Products with this seal must contain at least 95% organic botanical ingredients and at least 20% organic ingredients in the entire formulation.

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EU-Organic/ Ecological Certification

With certification, products can be marketed as “organic” and “ecological” (or “bio” or “öko”) in EU member states. An international presence in more than 130 countries makes it possible to offer certification outside the European Union, namely in “third countries” according to the Ecocert Organic Standard (EOS), which corresponds to the EU Organic Regulation.

The German organic seal as a trademarked sign can be used together with the EU organic logo for the labelling of organic food. Every product labelled with the organic seal must be registered with the Bio-Siegel Information Centre before it is marketed. In addition, it must comply with the graphic requirements of the Organic Labelling Ordinance.

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8 February 2022