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Eurogroup is dedicated to a high quality standard for our partners in the food business. Our service level for quality is in close cooperation with our partners.

Factory pre Audits, Shipping Inspections, Lab Tests are carried out carefully according to customer specific standards or International Standards like BRC or IFS.

Furthermore, Eurogroup is dedicated to source and develop sustainable food products like MSC or ASC certified Maritim products, as well Organic and Fairtrade Products for our customers in Europe.

Compliance Requirements

British Retail Consortium Global Standards (BRC)

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program for food products, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies. The Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria for food production and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

BRC Global Standards are used by over 21,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries.
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International Featured Standard (IFS)

International Featured Standards are the common internationally accepted food quality and safety standards, introduced by the associated members of the German retail federation – Hauptverband des Deutschen Einzelhandels (HDE) – and of its French counterpart – Fédération des Entreprises du Commerce et de la Distribution (FCD). IFS standards aim to ensure that IFS-certified companies can deliver products or services which are in line with the defined specifications of their customers, in order to improve continuously food and non-food product safety and quality for the consumers.

Over 11,000 companies are applying IFS standards.

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Marine Stewardship Council Standards (MSC)

The MSC is a global program, setting standards for certified sustainable seafood. It aims to define requirements for fisheries to be certified as sustainable and for businesses to trade in certified seafood.

MSC-labelled seafood is traceable through the whole supply chain. When a product is sold with the MSC ecolabel, each business in the chain must have a Chain of Custody certificate, proving they have demonstrated to independent auditors that MSC certified fish comes from a certified supplier.

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Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Founded in 2010 by WWF and IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a global certification and labelling program for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC works with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and consumers, in order to set and manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues.

There are around 100 ASC certified seafood farms and over 1,200 products in 40 countries.

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Bio – Suisse

Bio – Suisse is an association of Swiss organic farmers established in 1981. It aims to provide a common standard for agriculture and processing of organic food products. Each Bud-labelled product bears the name of the licensee and the certification body. This guarantees that all Bud-labelled products are from inspected sources, and that the rigorous quality requirements are met. Independent inspection services, such as bio.inspecta AG in Frick, monitor compliance with the Bud label regulations by carrying out regular inspections of farms and trade and processing companies.

Organic products carrying the “Bud” (German: Knospe) label has a market share of about 60% in Switzerland. More than 800 processing and trade companies have a license contract with Bio Suisse to use the label.

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FLO Fairtrade

Fair trade is an approach to conventional trade based on a partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers. It aims to connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives. It contributes to sustainable development by offering trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially on developing countries.

FLOCERT is the independent certifier for Fairtrade. It audits producers, traders and companies to ensure compliance with the Fairtrade Standards. There are more than 1200 Fairtrade producer organizations covering more than 1.4 million farmers and workers in 74 countries.

There are over 30,000 Fairtrade products on sale in more than 120 countries. When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards which are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional trade.

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