Retailers have an obligation to supply safe and legal products to consumers and must take all reasonable precautions and exercise all due diligence in the avoidance of failure, whether in the development, manufacture, distribution, advertising or sale of products.
With the increasing demand for retailer branded products, the standard will help to ensure that products meet consumer expectations with regard to quality and safety.
It is particularly suitable for manufacturers that supply consumer products to UK retailers, regardless of the product or country of origin. The standard is designed to cover manufactured products that come under the scope of the European Union General Products Safety Regulations (2005) and any additional product related legislation.
- Adoption of a hazard and risk management system and appropriate controls
- A documented and effective quality management system
- Effective control of the site environment, product, process and personnel