Audits, Inspections & Certification

When it comes to the food we eat, safety of consumers is always the number one priority. 

SGS’s audits, certifications and inspections expertise covers the entire supply chain. Whether you’re a manufacturer or retailer, we have the right solution for you. We help you efficiently and expertly achieve compliance with a wide range of standards and regulations, increasing your speed to market, and delivering to all regulatory and customer requirements.

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Food Audit and Certification

We assist you to ensure the safety, quality and sustainability of your food products.

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Food Inspection

We help you to develop products that consistently meet the high standards you and your consumers expect.

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Food Audit and Certification

We're a world-leading provider of food and safety solutions.

Wherever you are in the food value chain, we provide the food industry with audit and certification solutions against a variety of standards. We can also provide remote audit solutions to help your business succeed.

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Accredited GFSI Certification

SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000, Freshcare and GLOBAL.G.A.P.

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Management Systems Certifications

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 27000 and ISO 45001

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Ethical and Sustainability Audits

Fairfarms, SMETA, Fair Trade, RSPO, AMFORI BSCI and ISCC

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Second Party Audits

Aldi, COSTCO GMP, Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE), Coles Supplier Requirements (CSR), McDonald’s and Spotless Supplier Program

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Custom Solutions

Customised audits to fit specific requirements.

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Other Solutions

Hygiene Monitored Approval Scheme, Marine Stewardship Council , HARPS, HACCP, ESA, PrimeSafe, Food Act Victoria and NSWFA 

SGS appointed Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE) certifier

What is Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE)?

The Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE) Program is a compliance requirement for suppliers supplying Own Brand and Fresh Food products, guaranteeing brand integrity and customers' safety.

The program ensures the global network of suppliers meets safety and quality requirements. Therefore, customers and end-consumers can be confident in product quality and consistency.

Suppliers need to maintain each level of Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program, and be audited to GFSI or Woolworths Base Standard, relevant codes of practices (COP), product specifications and industry standards. As a supplier, you are required to comply with Woolworths Supplier Excellence requirements to ensure high food safety and quality standards are always maintained.

Who does it apply to?

The Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program applies to businesses that the Woolworths Business Teams have nominated for supply safe and quality consumer goods.

  • All Manufactured foods 
  • Fresh fruit/vegetables 
  • Meat, Poultry & Seafood
  • Dairy Products
  • Liquor

How often?

Woolworths will determine the Woolworths Supplier Excellence (WSE) audit frequency based on your product's audit and quality performance and risk.

How can SGS help?

SGS, as an approved body certifier, can assist you to:

  • Ensure that your processes and operations meet and exceed Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program requirements
  • Manage risk and do better business
  • Quality and safety throughout diverse supply chains


Why choose SGS?

  • We are the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company, offering a comprehensive range of end-to-end services to help you comply with Woolworths Supplier Excellence requirements.
  • Our comprehensive range of specialist services helps you meet increasingly stringent demands around safety, quality, sustainability, authenticity and efficacy.
  • Customised approach

Food Inspection

We help you meet complex regulatory requirements.

Our highly qualified professionals, utilising the latest technologies, work with you at the market speed to meet the complex regulatory requirements of health and safety providing better and safer products to consumers. 

With over 140 years’  experience, our inspection services help you reduce the risk of product recalls or other issues that could damage/affect your profits as well as your long-term brand integrity. 

Our Solutions

Regular inspections confirm that products are produced to the highest possible standards. This ensures that organisations maintain excellence at all times throughout the supply chain.

We provide a range of customised inspection services - from farm to fork - encompassing product quality and safety, claim inspections, and food sampling inspections.

We help you meet throughout the supply chain:

  • Qualitative and quantitative needs
  • Reduce risk
  • Maintain standards

Discover our services across your industry.

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