What is the BRCGS Food Safety Standard?
The BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety is regarded as a benchmark for compliance to good practice in food industry standards and is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) recognised Standard.
The BRCGS Food Safety Standard (often shortened to BRC Food Safety) is the leading GFSI certification scheme in the UK, with many UK retailers preferring their tier 1 suppliers to hold a BRCGS Food Safety certificate. The British Standards Institution (BSI) is an approved certification body for BRCGS Global Standards certification schemes, and provides audits and training against the BRCGS Food Safety Standard.
The BRCGS are commonly referred to as the British Retail Consortium, due to old information and previous ownership. BRCGS now stands for Brand Reputation Compliance.
Currently in Issue 9 of the standard.