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Benefits of the BRC Food Safety Standard

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 was published in January 2015 and replaced Issue 6 from July 1, 2015. Issue 7 has been developed to specify the food safety, quality and operational criteria required to be in place within a food manufacturing organisation to fulfil obligations with regard to legal compliance and protection of the consumer. The format and content of the Standard is designed to allow an assessment of a company’s premises, operational systems and procedures by a competent third party, the certification body, against the requirements of the Standard. The latest issue of this BRC Global Standard focuses on:

  • ensuring consistency of the audit process
  • providing a Standard that is flexible enough to allow extra voluntary modules to reduce the audit burden
  • encouraging systems to reduce exposure to fraud
  • promoting greater transparency and traceability in the supply chain
  • encouraging adoption of the Standard in small sites and facilities where processes are still in development

BRC Standard registration, along with a demonstrated commitment to producing safe food, can help your company achieve:

  • Certification to a standard recognized by the GFSI and the world’s leading food retailers
  • Clear definition of risk-based requirements
  • Assurance of all aspects of your food safety processes
  • Assurance that you are addressing due diligence requirements of both suppliers and retailers
  • Support of continuous improvement ideals through ongoing surveillance and corrective actions
  • A reduced requirement for food supplier audits
  • Easy combination with additional certifications such as ISO 9001 and HACCP
  • Improved credentials to supply retailers and food service companies
  • Increased customer confidence in your product’s safety and quality

For more information, view our free on-demand Webinar to learn about BRC Global Food Standard Issue 7 or read the Whitepaper.

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