Your Assurance of Safe Food to the European market
BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard for Food Safety The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard has been created to establish a standard for the supply of food products and to act as a key piece of evidence for retailers, and the brand owners to demonstrate 'due diligence' in the face of potential prosecution by the enforcement authorities.
Developed by British Retail Consortium a trade association of UK retailers, to enable the food manufacturers for supermarkets and independent brand owners to comply with the legislative requirements of the EU General Product Safety Directive & UK Food Safety Act. The emphasis is on to enhance the due diligence defense systems of the food manufacturers and also used as a basis for supplier assessment and approval. BRC Food & IOP are a comprehensive set of specifications covering the whole spectrum of product safety areas with thorough focus on Pre Requisite Programs such as Personal & Plant Hygiene and Sanitation and the standards are benchmarked by GFSI. The certification of BRC is much applicable to the food exporters to UK & Europe.
The standard covers the following topics:
- Senior Management Commitment and Continual Improvement
- Food Safety Plan - HACCP
- Food Safety and Quality Management System-IQA/Traceability/CAPA
- Site Standards- Hygiene/Allergens
- Product Control
- Process Control
- Personnel- Training