BRC (British Retail Consortium)

BRC in brief

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program, used by over 22,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies.

The Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers.

BRC Benefits

  • Certification to a standard recognized by the GFSI and the world’s leading food retailers
  • Assurance of all aspects of your food safety processes
  • Assurance that you are addressing due diligence requirements of both suppliers and retailers
  • Support of continuous improvement ideals through ongoing surveillance and corrective actions
  • A reduced requirement for food supplier audits
  • Easy combination with additional certifications such as ISO 9001 and HACCP
  • Improved credentials to supply retailers and food service companies
  • Increased customer confidence in your product’s safety and quality

Certification will help to satisfy customer expectations by demonstrating the plans, programs and systems that the standard demands:

  • A Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety plan to manage risks by following a step-by-step approach following CODEX Alimentarius guidelines
  • Senior management commitment to provide sufficient resources for achieving the standard
  • A quality management system that details the organizational and managerial policies needed to provide a framework for achieving the standard
  • A series of pre-requisite programs dealing with the basic environmental and operational conditions needed for the production of safe food and controlling the generic hazards covered by good manufacturing and good hygiene practices