BRC Standards

Grow your business with a BRC Certification.

BRC Global Standards are used by over 30,000 certificated suppliers in over 130 countries.

These standards aim to guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria to ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

Leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations will often include BRC as a requirement as part of their supplier approval process.

We can assist with a range of BRC standards including:

BRC Food Safety
BRC Storage and Distribution
BRC Packaging
BRC Agents and Brokers

BRCGS Consultancy Services

Our team of consultants specialises in working with small, growing businesses looking to achieve BRC certification. We credit our 100% success rate to our ability to apply a pragmatic approach to each project.

“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.

– First Choice, Wholesale Gourmet Food Suppliers

By focusing on providing tailored advice, we are able to develop optimised solutions that accommodate each client’s needsThis can be crucial for small companies looking to achieve certification on a budget.

Here are some of our most recent success stories:

  • Hillfox Produce – Grade: AA – Agents and Brokers Standard
  • Siva Group – Grade: AA – Packaging Materials Standard
  • Food Republic – Grade: AA – Storage and Distribution Standard
  • Labelnet – Grade: A – Packaging Materials Standard
  • Kent Dairy – Grade: AA – Storage and Distribution Standard

BRC Certification Process

These are the key steps on our BRCGS certification process:

  1. Free telephone consultation
  2. Gap analysis of existing systems
  3. Full report on key issues
  4. Proposal to achieve certification
  5. Create food safety management system
  6. Site visits to provide training and assist with system implementation
  7. Carry out auditing of systems
  8. Schedule ongoing auditing

BRC Gap Analysis

To start the route to certification, one of our consultants will typically 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

“CFS are a very professional, reliable and dedicated company.”

– Kent Dairy Company, Wholesale Delivery Company

The results of a gap analysis will highlight any areas of weakness and expose what will need to be improved or introduced in order to achieve certification. 

Throughout the process of achieving certification, we are always on hand to assist in any way possible to ensure a smooth transition. Our highly qualified consultants are available across the UK.

BRC Audits

For companies already in the process of certification, we offer a pre-audit service to examine a premise before the official audit day.

With the majority of BRC standards operating on a grading system, it is now more important than ever that businesses achieve top grades on audit day.

Our pre-audit service offers the expertise of a BRC qualified auditor to come out to your site and conduct a full audit. This allows businesses to expose any non-conformities that may result in a low grading before audit day.

“5* Service provided at all times. Highly recommended.”

– Woods Foodservice

A pre-audit exercise provides businesses with invaluable insight and additional time to correct any areas in need of improvement and ensure top grades on audit day. Find out more about our range of auditing services.

Get in Touch

For further information on the process of BRC certification, enter an enquiry below or contact us on 08450 267 745.

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    Quality Management Template Pack

    For small businesses looking for a cost-effective route to certification, our consultants have put together a tried and tested QMS template pack for the Storage and Distribution standard.

    Find out more about our BRC Storage & Distribution Template Pack.

    Certification Benefits

    There are many great benefits to achieving a widely recognised BRC certification. Whether you’re a food manufacturer or wholesaler, having a certification can open lots of doors for your business.

    Here is a summary of some of the key benefits: 

    • Widely accepted certification – international recognition
    • Used as a part of many supplier approval processes for potential clients
    • Demonstrates your business is upholding the highest safety standards
    • Demonstrates regulatory compliance
    • Allows for continuous improvement of processes
    • Can help create new business opportunities
    • Improves customer confidence in your business
    • Helps protect your brand reputation

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

    Still unsure whether this is the right certification for your business? Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your options. Contact us: support@cfscompliance.co.uk