BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution (Issue 3)

The BRC Global Standard for Food 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. 

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Why choose the BRC food storage and distribution standard?


  • Globally recognized and GFSI benchmarked
  • Recognized by retailers around the world, reducing the burden of multiple audits
  • Reduced product recalls, complaints and rejected products
  • Increases customer confidence, opening new market opportunities
  • Clearly defined risk-based requirements


The BRC standard for storage and distribution takes a common sense, risk-based approach, providing companies with a clear path towards achieving certification.

Supported by customers

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.


Developed by industry experts, the standard incorporates quality management systems and internationally accepted best practices to ensure the safety and quality of products. It also features optional modules supporting flexibility for your business.

Cost effective

Widely accepted certification reduces the need and expense of duplicate audits. Audits are completed by local BRC trained and approved auditors to enable an internationally accepted Standard to be audited at local rates.

Why BSI?

BSI believes the world should be supplied safe, high-quality food. We offer a broad range of food safety certification and risk management services.

We’re a leading food safety and certification provider with extensive auditing capacity and the capability to conduct integrated audits for a wide range of food safety standards across the entire food and beverage supply chain – including GFSI-recognized standards.

Our service solution for food safety includes certification, training, assessment and supply chain software, providing you and your customers assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.