BRC Food Safety Ensuring consumer confidence in food safety

Developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), a UK trade organisation 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 Sfaety

The standard has been adopted by food manufacturers throughout the world, especially by organisations 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 pre-condition for supplying to UK retailers. It has been adopted by organisations 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?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we are the market leader. We help over 65,000 organisations to stand out from their competitors, ranging from top global brands to ambitious SMEs in 150 countries. As one of the few organisations with a thorough understanding of standards, we do not only assess how well you meet the standards, but also create new standards and offer global training to your teams in using them to enhance performance. Our knowledge can transform your organisation.