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Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) Certification

At EQAS Certification, we offer Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) certification to help businesses in various industries ensure the safety and quality of their products and services.  


GHP refers to the fundamental measures and conditions applied at any step within the food chain to provide safe and suitable food, as developed the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) which is the international food standards-setting body. These GHP requirements are outlined in Chapter One of Codex CXC 1-1969 (2020) – General principles of food hygiene. 


GHP certification is therefore recognised globally and can help you meet regulatory requirements, reduce risks, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

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What is GHP Certification?

GHP certification is a process that evaluates and verifies a company's adherence to Good Hygienic Practices, which are essential for maintaining clean and safe environments for food production, storage, and handling. This certification is ideal for businesses in the food and beverage industry, hospitality industry, healthcare industry, and other industries where hygiene and sanitation are critical.

Why Choose EQAS Certification?

We have a team of experienced auditors around Australia who are trained to evaluate and verify your company's compliance with GHP requirements. Our certification process is straightforward, efficient, and cost-effective, and we offer ongoing support to help you maintain compliance.

Benefits of GHP Certification

Compliance with the Law

GHP is a component of both local and international regulatory requirements. For example, Food Standards Code, ISO 22000 certification, and HACCP standards.

Improved Hygiene and Sanitation

GHP certification ensures that your company follows good hygienic practices, which can prevent the spread of infectious diseases and improve the overall health and safety of your employees and customers.

Competitive Advantage

GHP certification can give you a competitive edge in the market by demonstrating your commitment to food quality and safety.

Reduced Risks

GHP certification can help you identify and mitigate risks associated with poor hygiene and sanitation practices, which can lead to product recalls, legal liabilities, and reputational damage.

Our GHP Certification Process

At EQAS Certification the GHP certification process is simple and straightforward, and it includes the following steps:

Application and review: Submit an enquiry and we can ensure that you meet the basic eligibility requirements for GHP certification.

1. On-site Audit: We send an auditor to your facility to evaluate your company's compliance with GHP requirements. The audit includes a review of your facility, processes, procedures and documentation.

2. Certification Decision: We review the audit report and make a certification decision based on the findings. If you meet the requirements, we organise the issue of a GHP certificate that is valid for three (3) years, subject to on-going requirements.

3. Surveillance audits: We conduct periodic surveillance audits to ensure that you continue to meet GHP requirements and maintain compliance.


Contact EQAS Certification today to learn more about our GHP certification services and how we can help you ensure the safety and quality of your products and services.

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