BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution (Issue 2)

The BRC Global Standard for Food and Distribution covers all activities that can affect the safety, quality, and legality of products in storage and the process of distribution as well activities provided by contracted storage and distribution services. 

Why choose the BRC food storage and distribution standard?

The five main reasons to choose the BRC Food Safety Standard are:

1. Benefits

  • 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

2. Achievable

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

3. 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.

4. Appropriate

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.

5. 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.

The journey to certification

Whether you’re  more concerned about meeting the requirements of your customers or protecting consumers, certifying to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety can drive meaningful change in your organization. From information to certification, no matter how far along you are, BSI can support your journey.

Want to know more about the requirements of the standard, the steps to certification or how BSI is here to help? Contact our Food experts today on +27 12 004 0273 or email us at

> Download the BRC Global Standards Directory Hand-out

Why certify with BSI?

BSI believes the world should be supplied safe, quality food and we offer a broad range of Food Safety certification and risk management services.

We're Australia's leading food safety certification provider, with extensive auditing capacity and 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 solutions - providing you and your customers assurance and enabling you to manage risk more effectively.