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Kroger Supplier Food Safety

Kroger is one of the world’s largest retailers. Kroger requires vendors that produce or manufacture Kroger private label items to have GFSI benchmarked certification & Kroger has all other new vendors complete a facility audit prior to doing business with them. 

Key Food Safety Audit Requirements for Kroger Suppliers:

Kroger requires that all Vendors that manufacture/produce Kroger private label (Our Brands) ingredients and food contact items be certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (“GFSI”) benchmarked audit scheme for each manufacturing plant producing such ingredients and food contact items. 

For New Kroger Vendors:

 “All facilities used to manufacture Product must pass a facility audit conducted by a Kroger representative or a Kroger approved outside agent. Facilities must comply with all applicable laws, regulatory requirements, Kroger specifications and for food Products, FDA/USDA Good Manufacturing Practices”

Kellerman Consulting is not affiliated with Kroger.  View the Kroger vendor food safety expectations for more detail. 

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Additional Kroger Supplier Food Safety Requirements

In addition to Kroger’s’ food safety audit requirements, Kroger vendors should be prepared for  to provide additional information based on the type of product and/or service you provide, such as: 

  • HACCP Plans and/or GFSI recognized Certificate
  • Compliance with the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)
  • Direct Ship to Home Addendum
  • Fred Meyer Addendum
  • Social Compliance Audit

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