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Albertsons Food Safety

Albertsons is one of the largest food retailers in the United States operating in 35 states. 

Albertsons requires GFSI certification for most food and food-contact packaging suppliers.

Key Food Safety Audit Requirements for Albertsons Suppliers:

  • According to Albertsons, “All food and food-contact packaging manufacturing facilities must have an annual third-party audit confirming certification to any of the food safety schemes recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)”.
  • Albertsons prefers that all Alcoholic Beverage Facilities be certified to a GFSI benchmarked scheme with a minimum cGMP Audit required. 
  • All growers/ fields/ farms/ ranches/ greenhouses for Produce must have an annual third-party Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificate. 
  • All packing houses, coolers and processing facilities for Produce must have an annual third-party audit confirming certification to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.

Kellerman Consulting is not affiliated with Albertsons. For more detail about supplier requirements visit Albertsons’ website.

Additional Albertsons Supplier Food Safety Requirements

In addition to Albertsons’ requirements and preference for GFSI Certification, suppliers should be prepared for the following:

Social Accountability Audits

All international suppliers to Albertsons, except those on the Exempt Countries list, are required to have an annual third-party Social Accountability audit.

Additional Produce Requirements

In addition to GFSI certification, Albertsons requires extra food safety measures for Sprouts, Leafy Greens, and Handlers and shippers located outside of CA or AZ. 

Animal Welfare Requirements

Albertsons requires animal welfare audits for Meat and Poultry Operations and for Shell Eggs that are not from caged operations. 

FDA Dietary Supplements, Medical Devices, Over-the-Counter Drugs, Cosmetics

Albertsons states, “All products as defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, in addition items that come in contact with food or skin, must have an annual third-party facility cGMP audit”.


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