The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety was developed to specify the safety, quality and operational criteria required to be in place within a manufacturing organization of food to meet its obligations to legal compliance and customer protection. The format and content of the standard is designed to allow an assessment of local, systems and operational procedures of a company by a competent third party – the certification body – with the requirements of the standard.
BRC ISSUE 7 Certification for food safety was published in January 2015, with a continuous focus on management commitment, risk analysis and a critical control point program for Safety of quality management based foods and system support. The aim was to direct the focus of the implementation of good manufacturing practices in the production areas with more emphasis on areas that have traditionally led to recalls and withdrawals.
What is the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety?
The global standard for food safety sets out requirements for the manufacture of processed foods and the preparation of primary products supplied as products to branded retailers, branded food and food or ingredients for use by food service companies, catering companies and food manufacturers. BRC ISSUE 7 Certification will relate only to products that have been manufactured or produced at the place where the check has taken place and will include storage facilities that are under the direct control of the production management of the site.
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is a global tool based on the latest safety standards and made food day and methodologies. The requirements of the standard are related to the quality management system and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) system, supported by detailed prerequisite programs.
WHY BRC ISSUE 7 Certification is important to any Organization
Most UK retailers, and many European and global brand owners and food processors, only include suppliers certified to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety in their supply chain.
The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety enables your organization to:
- Provide evidence of commitment
- In the case of a food safety incident, ensure legal protection under the concept of due diligence.
- construct and operate a management system capable of helping Organization to better meet quality / safety requirements and food meet legal compliance, with specific reference to the legislation applicable in the countries where the finished product is consumed
- Provide a tool for improving food safety performance and the means to monitor and measure the performance of food security effectively
- Facilitate the reduction of waste products, product redesign, and product recall
- Have management of efficient supply chain by reducing second party audits and increase overall reliability of your supply chains.