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 BRC Food Safety as part of their supplier approval process.

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 Food Safety 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).


    Gain a competitive edge over other businesses within the industry.
    Comply with Supplier Approval Processes with a third party food safety standard.
    Why Choose BRC Food Safety?
    Developed by Industry Professionals
    Expand your business with a globally recognised food safety standard.
    Protect your brand reputation by implementing 'best practice' systems for food quality and safety.


    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.


    Gap Analysis

    To start the route to certification, one of our highly qualified consultants will conduct an on-site gap analysis to assess the existing level of compliance.
    A Gap Analysis will assess:
    • what food safety systems are currently in place
    • how current systems compare to requirements of the standard
    • paperwork systems
    • fabrication
    • personnel requirements
    The results of a Gap Analysis will highlight any areas of weakness that may need improvement in order to achieve certification.
    Throughout the process to certification, we are always on hand to assist in any way possible to ensure a smooth transition to certification. Our highly qualified consultants are available across the UK.

    Gap Analysis

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

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      "We required a third party audit of our catering service and a general Health & Safety audit of our cleaning delivery. CFS worked very closely with TCFM and generated a purpose built audit programme to suit specific issues that we were interested in."

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      "We have used CFS to support us with our BRC Storage & Distribution accreditation for several years now. Their approach is always professional but at the same time straight forward and down to earth with an awareness and understanding of what is practical, achievable and compliant for our specific environment. I’ve always found working with them very easy as they are knowledgeable and informative, as well as being helpful and hands on if something needs to be done.
      Having successfully guided and supported us through several audits it was therefore a very easy decision to use CFS for their Health & Safety consultancy services too. Once again, the same approach and ethos is applied which is invaluable to small business such as ours.
      I’ve also used their online shop to buy both equipment and some e-learning courses. I couldn’t ask for a better service really!"

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      "We have been using CFS for the past year and have to say that we are very happy with the service that they have provided. CFS have helped us achieve our goal of becoming a BRC Storage and Distribution certificated business.

      Great support, simple and effective solutions, tailored to our needs. Very happy with the service CFS have provides to us and would highly recommend."


      "CFS are a very professional, reliable and dedicated company. We are currently in the process of obtaining BRC and could not have got this far without the help, support and guidance from this company. Any queries we have are answered, any problems we have are resolved and we feel confident that CFS will help us achieve our end goal of BRC and provide us with excellent aftercare. Thank you for your fantastic help so far!"

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      "We have used CFS for a number of years and find them to be extremely professional whilst also becoming almost like a member of our own staff.
      Our business is undoubtedly safer due to the top level of advice and service they provide."

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      "We’ve worked with the guys at CFS for many years now, both in large businesses and now in a small start-up. The CFS team are an extension of our full-time staff. They understand what’s possible and what isn’t and ensure that the solutions & proposals are tailored accordingly. We’ve just had our first audit and I’m pleased to say that we obtained an A with just one minor – which was a faulty temperature probe on the day of the audit.

      Matt ensured that the systems in place are suitable for our business and as such they are completed as part of our day to day operation. Forms and processes were drawn up from scratch. Their web based system makes it easy to see who needs a kick and what items are falling behind as the audit was looming."

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      "Great professional service. Massively helpful with a lot of time for the customer. A fountain of knowledge for all things health and safety and food hygiene."

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      "CFS is an outstanding company, Rob and Matt make my life so much easier regarding BRC. They are always on hand to answer any questions I might have. Totally professional with a friendly response."

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      "CFS provide a great service, always on hand to help with any issues. Great to work with, I would highly recommend!"

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      "Great service. Would strongly recomend to anyone looking to achieve BRC Storage and Distribution certification."

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