BRC Storage and Distribution (Issue 3) Certification with BSI

BRC Storage and Distribution

What is the BRC Storage and Distribution Certification Standard?

The BRC (commonly referred to as the British Retail Consortium)  Global Standard for Storage and Distribution covers all activities that can affect the safety, quality, and legality of food, packaging and consumer products in storage and the process of distribution; as well as activities provided by contracted storage and distribution services. 

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is licenced to provide BRC Global Standards certification schemes, and as such are an approved BRC Storage and Distribution Certification body.

Why choose the BRC food storage and distribution standard?

Many retailers, major manufacturers and food service companies around the world support the use of the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution, and accept it as part of their supplier approval process.

The BRC Storage and Distribution Certification Standard is:

  • Globally recognized and GFSI benchmarked
  • Recognized by retailers around the world, reducing the burden of multiple audits
  • Aimed at reducing product recalls, complaints and rejected products
  • Set to increase customer confidence, opening new market opportunities
  • Based on clearly defined risk-based requirements

What is the scope of a BRC Storage and Distribution Audit and what are the requirements to achieve BRC Certification?

The primary scope of a BRC Storage and Distribution audit is usually packed food products, although the BRC Standard also covers packaging and consumer products. 

 The requirements to achieve a BRC Food Safety Certificate are contained in the clauses of the BRC Food Safety Standard. The key areas that the BRC Food Safety Standard (Version 7) covers are:

  • Management commitment
  • Hazard and risk analysis
  • Quality Management System
  • Site and building Standards
  • Vehicle operating Standards
  • Facility Management
  • Good Operating Practices
  • Personnel Training

The scope of the BRC Storage and Distribution audit can be extended with AVM’s (additional voluntary modules) to include: 

  • Product Inspection
  • Contract Packing
  • Quantity Control Checks
  • Waste Recovery
  • Recycling