Agriculture & Food

The global food and agricultural industries are expanding and changing rapidly. Eating habits in fast-growing countries continue to evolve as consumers become wealthier, and people everywhere become more aware of food quality and safety issues. In response, governments have put in place strict regulations and businesses along the food supply chain have developed various standards and control plans to prevent food safety issues.


Companies involved in the production, packaging, handling transportation and sale of food and food products, or in the agricultural commodities industry, must comply with these regulations to access valuable consumer markets. They may also choose to enforce strict control plans to safeguard reputation, or increase their attractiveness to consumers.


Ensure the safety and quality of your food and agricultural products 


Bureau Veritas offers a wide range of testing, inspection and certification programs for the food and agricultural industries. 


We work with the agricultural industry to inspect and certify the quantity and quality of production and shipment. We also carry out Verification of Conformity (VoC) on behalf of national governments. This inspection and testing service protects consumers by confirming that imported food and agricultural products, including insecticides and pesticides, meet agreed national and international standards.


We offer food safety and quality testing for food products against most international standards. These testing services help food processing companies and retailers mitigate risks, preserve reputation, and gain access to international markets. Specific services include supplier audits and analysis of raw materials, process quality assurance, quality control checks and final product analysis.


Some markets such as the European Union impose specific restrictions on, for example, the use of GMOs in production, acceptable levels of residues or pesticides in meat and fish, or traceability. We test for compliance with these regulations, and offer specialized certification programs.



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