BRCGS Global Standards

BRCGS Global Standards

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BSI Global Standards
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BRCGS Global Standards

Certifying to BRCGS food standards not only helps with customer requirements and legal obligations, the resulting systems, practices and procedures also improve your resilience against risk; safeguarding your business, your brand, your customers and consumers. And, implementing the standards can also help organizations realize other business efficiencies. For example, the process can identify waste reduction opportunities which, in turn, can have a positive effect on profitability and help manage environmental impact.  

Using the experience and diligence that earned us our British Retail Consortium (BRCGS) accreditation, BSI has helped organizations around the world achieve the benefits of BRCGS standards:

  • Robust systems demonstrating due diligence in operations and retrospective proof of compliance 
  • Reduced product recalls, complaints and rejections
  • Reduced audit burden (BRCGS certification is recognized by many retailers around the world, so a BRCGS-certified system may meet the needs of many of your customers)
  • Increased customer confidence, opening new market opportunities

The BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 8)

The BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety specifies the food safety, quality and operational requirements for food manufacturers and foodservice organizations to meet current industry expectations legal/compliance obligations and protect consumers.

Having certified an extensive range of food manufacturing and foodservice operations of all sizes and types, BSI has actively helped organizations protect their integrity and reputation in a competitive global food supply chain.

> Learn more about the BRCGS food safety standard

The BRCGS Global Standard for Storage and Distribution (Issue 4)

The BRCGS Global Standard for Storage and Distribution covers the activities of organizations that store and distribute food, packaging and consumer goods. This standard has a specific focus on the storage and distribution activities that may affect the safety, quality and legality of products to proactively and effectively manage the risks unique to this industry sector.

Having certified a range of warehousing operations, BSI has the expertise and insight to understand your business needs and how the implementation of this BRCGS standard can help you achieve the next step towards industry best practice. 


The BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials (Issue 5)

The BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging and Packing Materials provides criteria for the production of safe and suitable packaging materials for food and consumer products. This standard provides specific guidance for high hygiene packaging materials intended for direct contact with food or other hygiene-sensitive products. It addresses  basic hygiene requirements for packaging intended for consumer products as well as secondary and tertiary packaging for other applications.

With our long-standing experience in allied food industries, BSI is the right partner of choice to help differentiate your organization in the marketplace through certification to this standard.

> Learn more about the BRCGS packaging and packaging materials standard

The BRCGS Global Standard for Agents and Brokers (Issue 1)

The BRCGS Global Standard for Agents and Brokers promotes product safety, quality and legality for businesses that buy, sell or facilitate the trade of food and packaging products. This industry sector has come under increasing scrutiny in the global food supply chain and this standard provides a clear and concise framework to demonstrate effective chain of traceability and due diligence.

Our extensive experience in supply chain risk mitigation and resilience means we can add value to your business through certification to this standard. 

The BRCGS Global Standard for Gluten-free Certification (Issue 3)

Formerly known as the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), BRCGS Gluten-free certification provides food manufacturers with independent recognition for allergen food safety compliance. Endorsed by various Celiac related organizations, this program aims to meet specific consumer expectations for ‘gluten-free’ product claims that are essential for consumer confidence and trust.  

This programme exclusively applies to:

  • Manufactures who are also brand owners producing products in their own facility/facilities
  • Brand owners whose products are co-manufactured by contracted facilities
  • Contracted facilities co-manufacturing private label products