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BRC Standard

SAI Global are the leading provider of supplier evaluations in the world to the BRC standard, currently completing more evaluations than any other certification body. The standard is applicable for any supplier, regardless of produce or country of origin, and sets the standard for food manufacturing plants.

What the standard covers

In 1998 the British Retail Consortium (BRC), responding to industry needs, developed and introduced the BRC Food Technical Standard to be used to evaluate manufacturers of retailers own brand food products.
The main requirements of this standard are the adoption of HACCP, a documented quality management system and control of factory environmental standards, process and personnel.
In a short space of time, this Standard has become invaluable to other organisations across the sector. It was, and still is, regarded as the benchmark for best practice in the food industry. This and its use outside the UK has seen it evolve into a Global Standard used not just to assess retailer suppliers, but as a framework upon which many companies have based their supplier assessment programmes and manufacture of some branded products.

Benefits of the standard

It is designed to be used as a pillar to help retailers and brand owners with their 'due diligence' defence, should they be subject to a prosecution by the enforcement authorities. Under EU food Law, retailers and brand owners have a legal responsibility for their brands.

Your BRC audit can be seamlessly combined with an IFS Audit

  • SAI Global are able to offer cost a effective service through a single audit using a combined checklist
  • Allows management to schedule a single audit for multiple standards and reduces audit time compared with standalone audits
  • Addresses ‘deviations and non-conformities’ in a coordinated manner through your BRC/IFS Certification Team
  • Makes it possible to issue separate reports and certificates simultaneously against each standard through just one audit.  

The Standard

SAI Global can also perform audits to the BRC Standard for Storage and Distribution.
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