BRC Food Safety Ensuring consumer confidence in food safety

Developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), a UK trade organization that represents the interests of UK retailers, the BRC's Global Standard for Food Safety  was created to establish a standard for due diligence and supplier approval.

What is BRC Food Safety

The standard has been adopted by food manufacturers throughout the world, especially by those organizations supplying British retailers. Third-party certification to the standard helps manufacturers, brand owners and retailers fulfil their legal obligations and safeguard consumers. The standard covers a comprehensive scope of product safety areas, as well as the legal and due diligence responsibilities of both the supplier and the retailer.

It is particularly suitable for companies supplying food products to UK retailers, regardless of the product or country of origin. In most cases certification to this standard is a precondition for supplying to UK retailers. It has been adopted by organizations throughout the world. 

The principal requirements of the standard are the adoption and implementation of a HACCP system, a documented and effective quality management system and a control of factory environmental standards, products, processes and personnel.

What are the benefits?

  • Improve your food safety management systems
  • Demonstrate your commitment to food safety standards
  • Increase confidence in the quality and safety of your products
  • Make sure your suppliers also follow good hygiene practices
  • Monitor your system to achieve continuous improvement 

Why choose BSI?

BSI is not just another certification body. By packaging assessment, training, and our management system software tool — Entropy Software™, BSI provides a solutions toolkit that combines it all in a comprehensive service offering and allows us to provide your organization with an integrated approach to meet your needs and embed excellence across your business. We present a one-stop value proposition from the decision to improve systems through to registration and continual improvement. From start to finish, the BSI Solutions Package helps turn complexity into simplicity.