BRC Food Safety

The BRC Food Safety certification has been designed to implement best practice for food safety and quality. The standard looks at the measurement, review and assessment of any factors that influence food safety.

As the BRC Food Safety standard is recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), the certification provides businesses with global recognition for food safety.

Many retailers, manufacturers, and food service companies will require a third-party food safety certification such as BRCGS as part of their supplier approval process.

Issue 9 of the BRCGS Food Safety Standard will be published in August 2022. Certification audits against the new issue will start in February 2023. If you need help navigating through the upcoming changes, we’ve got you covered.

Is the BRC Food Safety Standard Appropriate for my Business?

As a general rule, if you are handling an open product – washing, cutting manufacturing etc., then your operation is best suited to the BRC Food Safety certification. For example:

• Food Manufacturers

• Raw material and ingredient suppliers

• Packers for retail

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    What Are The Benefits of BRC Food Safety Certification?

    If you are looking to grow your business or retain existing contracts, the majority of manufacturing businesses are required to have a third party safety certification such as BRC, as part of a supplier approval process. Many major retailers, wholesalers, agents, brokers and food service chains require their suppliers to have BRC certification as a minimum to ensure the product is produced in a safe and hygienic environment.

    Additionally, the cost of product recalls typically aren’t just limited to loss of stock, as consumer awareness of food safety continues to grow and damage to reputation can incur huge costs. By implementing the procedures involved in the BRC standard, you are following best practice for food safety and reducing the risk of costly product recalls and damage to reputation.

    Businesses with top grades for BRC can demonstrate to new and existing clients that the level of food safety within their operation is of a very high standard. The cost of a BRC accreditation audit will depend on the certification body you choose to conduct the audit and the number of days it takes to carry out the audit (typically one day).

    BRC Food Safety Consultancy Services: How Can We Help?

    Our BRC Food Safety consultants are available across the UK to assist food businesses with passing their BRC audit. We have a 100% success rate in guiding our clients to BRC certification. We credit this success to our ability to apply a pragmatic approach to each client.

    By ensuring we implement systems that are proportionate to each business, we remove the risk of unnecessary spend. Take a look at some of BRC Food Safety case studies.

    To get an idea of the cost of BRC certification and your options, request a free consultation in the form below, or call us directly on 08450 267 745.

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      Please note that BRC is now called BRCGS – Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standards. We are currently in the process of updating our website to reflect this change.