The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a benchmarking organization that provides thought leadership and guidance on food safety management system controls necessary to assure the safety of the food supply chain. Through GFSI’s benchmarking process, the organization recognizes different food safety management schemes when it meets internationally recognized minimum food safety requirements. GFSI is not a scheme in itself and it does not carry out any accreditation or certification activities.
Gold Coast Ingredients is certified with a GFSI recognized scheme through International Featured Standards (IFS) Food, a world recognized standard of third-party auditors. IFS Food is equivalent to other GFSI recognized auditors including Safe Quality Food (SQF) and BRC Global Standards. This audit sets strict requirements on internal areas including Senior Management Responsibility, Quality and Food Safety Management Systems, Resource Management, Production Processes, Measurements, Analysis, Improvements and Food Defense.
Certified Organic means that a non-profit, state or private certification organization, accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has verified that products labeled as organic meet strictly defined organic standards. At Gold Coast Ingredients our products are certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI). QAI is an ECOCERT equivalent and meets international (IFOAM) standards of organic accreditation. This assures that our clients are receiving traceable, reliable products from origin to plate.
Gold Coast Ingredients is Halal certified by the Islamic Services of America because we are dedicated to providing consumers with high quality Halal products that are guaranteed to meet Shariah standards. Islamic Services of America is an internationally recognized certifier and is the only recognized Halal certifier for all categories of consumables. With this certification, GCI is able to deliver superior tasting flavors to Halal markets and consumers worldwide.
Gold Coast is kosher certified by the world’s largest and most recognized kosher certifier, the Orthodox Union. Being OU kosher certified means that GCI products are produced to the highest worldwide standards.