What is the BRC Food Safety Certification Standard? 

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) first introduced its Global Standard for Food Safety, a GFSI benchmarked standard, in 1998. Today, in 2016, latest BRC reports suggest that there are over 18,531 BRC Food Safety certified sites in over 100 countries. 

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is regarded as the benchmark for compliance to best practice in food industry standards; and is an internationally recognised mark of food safety, quality and responsibility. BRC rate third party certification bodies on their performance and efficiency in customer service. Cert ID Europe are a 5 star third party Auditing and Certification Body, accredited to deliver BRC certification.   

Who needs BRC Food Safety Certification? 

Many UK, North American and European retailers will only consider business with suppliers who have passed audit and gained certification to the appropriate BRC certification standard. BRC Food Safety Certification may be beneficial for: 

What does the BRC Food Safety Certification Standard cover and what are the requirements to achieve BRC Certification?

The scope of individual audits and requirements to achieve certification will be unique to individual facilities.The key areas which the BRC Food Safety Standard (Version 7) covers are: