The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organizations to ensure it is rigorous and detailed, yet easy to understand.
First published in 1998, the Standard is now in its seventh issue and is well-established globally. It has evolved with input from many leading global specifiers.
It provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls for these criteria in the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry.
The BRC Global Standard focuses on:
The importance of management commitment.
Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) based food safety programmes.
Quality management systems.
Auditing good manufacturing processes – it's not just a paperwork audit.
Auditing areas which often have the highest rate of product recalls and withdrawals, such as labelling and packing.
Developing systems to reduce exposure to food fraud.
Ensuring consistency of the audit process.
Providing a BRC Global Standard that is portable enough to allow Additional Modules to be added to reduce audit burden.
Promoting greater resilience, transparency and traceability in the supply chain.
Why Choose The Brc Global Standard For Food Safety? The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is the number one global market leading GFSI scheme and if you are a specifier, brand and consumer protection will be your number one priority. Supply chain resilience and transparency can be achieved using the Food Safety Standard and reported on the BRC Global Standards Directory. Built by experts and delivered by highly qualified auditors who have undergone the most rigorous training and examinations of all of the food safety schemes, to ensure the scheme is the "gold Standard".
Protects your brand and consumer
Ensure your customers maintain confidence in your food safety programme and supply chain management
Accepted and specified by many retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organizations and raw material processors worldwide as part of their supplier approval process
First Standard to be GFSI benchmarked
First Standard to define food fraud
The only Standard to offer a food safety culture assessment
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Achievable And Cost-Effective
Written by experts and now in its seventh issue
Designed to reflect best practice and provide a common sense, risk-based approach to product safety and certification
Offers audit options including announced or unannounced audits
There is a straightforward certification process which means there are no hidden costs. If your business is prepared and confident about food safety, the only cost will be that of the audit, which is charged at a local rate
Reduce waste, complaints, recalls and rejected products
Global recognition of the Standard by customers and the portable nature of the product with additional modules reduce audit burden