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Selling Foods under the Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) program

Amazon limits the addition of new sellers in certain categories to ensure a high level of quality so that customers are able to buy with confidence from all sellers on Amazon. In order to sell foods under the Seller Fulfilled Prime program, you will have to meet the requirements listed below. While our site-wide selling guidelines still apply, please note the additional requirements for this program.

Seller requirements

  • You must provide acceptable documentation (for example, valid invoices) and other information we request about the products you intend to sell.
  • Your business must be physically present in EU.
  • Your products must be shipped to the customer from within the EU.

Missing, incorrect, or incomplete information may lead to suspension of your listings or account.

“GFSI” Certificates

What do we name “GFSI certificates”?

GFSI stands for “Global Food Safety Initiative“, for more information please see: https://www.mygfsi.com/about-us/about-gfsi/what-is-gfsi.html. On this page, “GFSI Certificates” means any certificates recognized by the GFSI; this includes but is not limited to BRC (“British Retail Consortium”) and IFS (“International Featured Standard”) food certifications.

On top of “GFSI certificates”, Amazon also accepts proof of compliance with the “IFS Global Markets Food” and “BRC Global Markets” standards, that target more specifically small food businesses and constitutes a step towards the IFS and BRC Food standards respectively.

My business is not certified according to one of the standards mentioned above. Can I become certified?

All food businesses have at least one standard that can apply to them, including but not limited to producers, manufacturers, distributors, and traders.

What are the requirements to become certified?

If someone in your business is qualified in food safety/quality, you may want to include them in your decision making. Each standard under the GFSI has its own requirements, that may be specific to certain business operations. The detail of the requirements are available on the individual standards websites, which you can access clicking here.

I'm not sure what standard to select, and I have more questions about requirements, cost, and time to become certified. Who can I contact?

While Amazon cannot advise you which standard or control body you should work with, we have compiled a non-exhaustive list of control bodies operating in France, who you should contact if you have any questions about certification. See below.

Control Body Standards they can advise and certify about For more information, inc. contact
Bureau Veritas IFS Food

IFS Logistics

IFS Wholesale/ Cash & Carry

IFS Broker

IFS Global Markets Food

https://www.bureauveritas.fr/besoin/certification-ifs-et-brc
Eurofins BRC Food

BRC Global Markets

IFS Broker

IFS Food

IFS HPC/DPH

IFS Global Markets Food

https://www.eurofins.fr/certification/r%C3%A9f%C3%A9rentiels-certifi%C3%A9s/
SGS BRC Global pour agents et négociants

BRC Global Food

BRC Global pour stockage et distribution

FSSC 22000

IFS Food

IFS Logistics

SQF

https://www.sgsgroup.fr/fr-fr/agriculture-food/food/gfsi-certification

Certificate requirements

  • The name of the business on the certificate must be the same you have registered with on Amazon. If the name is different, you must provide a valid explanation (for example, the certificate is in the name of your brand instead of your business name) together with any elements supporting this explanation.
  • The business address on the certificate must be the same as the one you are registered on Amazon with. The address must be an EU address.
  • The scope of products or product types listed on your certificate must match.
  • The name and address of the control body who certified your business must appear.
  • The certificate must not be expired.
  • After the initial un-gating, and before your certificate expires, you must submit your new certificate to Amazon.

Certificate Exemptions

There are no exemptions to being certified to a GFSI standard or being engaged under the IFS/BRC Global Market standards for this program.

Request Approval

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, request approval by sending your certificate via email to sfp-foodapproval@amazon.fr. In your request, please provide the link to your own Storefront; your company name; and, if known, your Seller ID. By submitting your request, you confirm you have reviewed and understood the requirements listed above and you want to apply to sell organic foods. We may contact you to request additional information after you submit your request. Once approved, we'll share the next steps with you.

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