Global Markets Programme: Certification for Food Safety

Start your pathway to food safety with the Global Markets Programme

The Global Markets Programme is a stepwise pathway towards GFSI-recognised certification for companies that lack or wish to improve their food safety systems. Companies that leverage this program develop effective food safety management systems through a systematic continuous improvement process.

Objectives of the Global Markets Programme:

  • Provide a route for companies who lack or have underdeveloped food safety systems to achieve accredited certification.
  • Support capacity-building efforts and improve market access opportunities.

Who Does Global Markets Programme Benefit?:


  • Pathway towards certification
  • Access to new markets
  • Enable local, regional and international trade

Retailers, Brand Manufacturers, Food Service

  • Effective shared risk management tools
  • Convergence saves money, improves market linkages, and enables simpler buying

Governments and Regulators

  • Compliance with legislation
  • Regulatory efficiencies
  • Opportunity to align both public and private approaches
  • Total supply chain food safety management system

What Global Markets Programme Covers:

The Global Markets Programme has so far been developed to cover the scopes of manufacturing and primary production as follows:


  • Current scope: Manufacturing of processed foods
  • Planned scope: Preparation of primary products

Primary Production:

  • Current scope: Farming of Plants
  • Planned scope: Farming of grains, animals, fish, and production of feed

Why Choose QIMA/WQS for the Global Markets Programme?

  • A team with over 30 years of experience in the food industry supply chain, ready to deliver end-to-end solutions to your business.   
  • Specialized in the food industry, with a structure designed to facilitate and expedite the complex certification process and support you every step of the way.  
  • QIMA/WQS counts with local experienced food auditors approved for multiple schemes specializing in all food safety quality areas.
  • More than 9,000 satisfied clients at every stage of the food supply chain.