The British Retail Consortium has created the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. The standard is created to help the food industry to meet European and British legislative food safety requirements, in particular those outlined in the EU General Product Safety Directive and the UK Food Safety Act.
While BRC certification is in nearly all cases required for a company to sell food to UK retailers, the standard has been adopted as a pre-condition for sales to a number of other organizations around the world. BRC certification is also useful to mount a "due diligence" legal defense should there arise a question of liability, meaning that positive actions were taken to protect public health.
There are currently more than 17,000 BRC certified suppliers in 90 countries throughout the world. A company wishing to pursue certification will contract with an accredited and BRC-certified Certification Body to conduct an audit of their production operations. If a company meets the requirements it become BRC certified, and maintains its certification by being audited again every three years.
Here is a summary of the benefits of BRC certification:
We assist in completing the steps involved in BRC certification:
FSS Food Safety is familiar with the requirements of running a BRC-compliant food production facility. We will help you design a complete program of disinfectants, practices and sanitation chemicals to help you achieve and maintain certification. Our industry is dedicated to the manufacture of high quality, clean, wholesome, and safe food products.