BRC Standards
Grow your business with a BRC certification
BRC Standards
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Genuinely simple safety solutions for growing businesses
"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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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.

BRC Global Standards are used by over 30,000 certificated suppliers 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

Our team of consultants specialise 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 client.

By focusing on provide tailored advice for our clients, 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 client success stories of 2020-2021:

  • Hillfox Produce – Grade: AA – BRCGS Agents & Brokers
  • Siva Group – Grade: AA – BRCGS Packaging Materials
  • Food Republic – Grade: AA – BRCGS Storage and Distribution
  • Labelnet – Grade: A – BRCGS Packaging Materials
  • Drink Three Dots – Grade: A – BRCGS Agents & Brokers

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

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

BRCGS 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 BRC 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 Audit

For companies already in the process of BRC 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 for BRC 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.

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.

BRC Storage and Distribution – 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 Storage and Distribution template pack.

Our Clients Say…

Woods FoodService

"5* Service provided at all times. Highly recommended."


"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."

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"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!"

Kent Dairy
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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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Smith and Brock
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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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Sheringhams Fine Foods
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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."

Sheringhams Fine Foods
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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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Premier Fruits Catering
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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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Covent Garden Supply
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"Excellent advice and support, would definitely recommend."

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County Supplies London
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"100% recomend these guys, nothing too small or too big a problem its resolved would never look for a replacement company - they have become part of our team at CSL."

County Supplies London
Oui Chef
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"Great service. Would strongly recomend to anyone looking to achieve BRC Storage and Distribution certification."

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