All Iceland own label products are sourced from approved suppliers at approved sites. All our suppliers must be certified to the current British Retail Consortium Global Standards (BRCGS) Standard for Food Safety, or an equivalent Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). They are regularly audited by independent inspectors under the unannounced scheme against these standards and are required to achieve BRCGS Grade AA+, A+, and B+ or an equivalent rating if audited under an equivalent GFSI standard.
All of our manufacturing sites undergo a risk-based Iceland approval process which is operated by our Iceland Technical Team and independently accredited laboratories. Manufacturing sites are also visited by independent technical representative to monitor first production runs, where a risk assessment or product complexity deems this to be needed.
Additionally, Iceland has a set of supplier technical policies with which all our own label suppliers must comply.