Food Safety

Providing safe, high-quality foods 

When it comes to food, nothing is more important to Kellogg than quality and food safety. Our Kellogg 7 CORE program directs our global, comprehensive approach to uniform quality and food safety standards for our internal plants. Our Risk Based Manufacturing Standard for both co-manufacturing and suppliers is based on the 7 CORE program. In addition, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certifies all manufacturing facilities, as well as ingredient suppliers and co-manufacturers, and we continue to invest to continuously improve our food safety systems and processes.

As part of our K Values, our commitment is that every employee at Kellogg owns food safety. This commitment includes a companywide food quality and safety training initiative that is mandatory for every employee and all new hires, while employees in our manufacturing facilities also undergo food quality and safety training annually. We know that people expect our foods to deliver consistent high-quality experiences and these processes ensure that our high food safety standards are met. 

Our comprehensive, global food quality and safety standards are clearly articulated in our Kellogg Quality Management System and manufacturing standards for external partners.

We began unannounced audits of our Kellogg-owned facilities in 2016 and contract manufacturers globally in 2019, making this our standard practice in 2019. We also conduct regular audits of ingredient suppliers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we transitioned to announced audits and plan to move back to unannounced audits by 2024.

2022 Food Quality and Safety Audits
Kellogg facilities 37
Contract manufacturers 81
Suppliers 495