BRC Global Standard

  • The BRCGS Global Standards are a set of following Technical Standards:
  • • BRCGS Global standard For Food
  • • BRCGS Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Material
  • • BRCGS Global standard for consumer product
  • • BRCGS Global Standard for Storage & Distribution
  • • BRCGS Global Standard for Agent & Broker
  • Additional modules Benefits
  • • Sites can be audited against this module as part of their annual audit.
  • • Successful audits help to demonstrate the site’s commitment to sustainable practices in the management and control of plastic pellet, granules, flakes, powders, dust and offcuts loss.
  • • Sites can display a certificate to confirm that they meet the requirements of the module.
  • • Certification helps to demonstrate a commitment to the many sustainability initiatives within the industry to reduce pellet loss.
  • • Additional Module 13 - Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is specifically designed to assist sites in understanding, meeting and providing verification to customers that those prescriptive elements within the Preventive Controls portion of FSMA are detailed in the audit and report. This preparedness assessment is essential for any site currently, or interested in, doing business with US-based customers.
  • • The BRCGS (British Retail Consortium Global Standards) are specifications developed by the British Retail Consortium in response to the needs of UK members of the consortium. The British Retail Consortium (BRCGS) is the trade association of a range of independent retailers, large multiples and department stores, selling a wide range of products. BRCGS Global Standards are used by suppliers and global retailers. BRCGS standards specify requirements for standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria, and manufacturers’ fulfilment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.
  • • The BRCGS is a food safety certification and the standard is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which aims to harmonize international food safety standards with the help of the world’s top retailers and food manufacturers.
  • • The BRCGS Global Standards are a group of four industry-leading Technical Standards that specify requirements to be met by an organization to enable the production, packaging, storage and distribution of safe food and consumer products. BRCGS training is required to implement the same at any organization.
  • • The Global Standard for Food Safety is based on two key components: senior management commitment and HACCP.
  • • A Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety plan.
  • • Management commitment to provide sufficient resources.
  • • A quality management system that details the organizational and managerial policies.
  • • A series of pre-requisite programs for environmental and operational conditions needed for the production of food and controlling the food safety hazards.
  • The BRCGS – Food safety standard documentation shall include:
  • • Food safety policy and related objectives,
  • • Food safety manual & HACCP Plan,
  • • Pre-requisite programs,
  • • Documented procedures & work instructions,
  • • Documents and records needed for the effective implementation of processes.


Widely accepted and specified by many retailers, manufacturers, ingredients companies, food service organisations and raw material processors worldwide as part of their supplier approval process.

Compliance with a standard that is in line with GFSI 2020 requirements, and covered by recognised IAF accreditation

Address consumer assurance demands and demonstrate industry best practice by encouraging the development of a product safety culture

Demonstrate regulatory compliance. Reduced costs of failure

Improved business improvement through continual improvement by enhancing root cause analysis and internal audit requirements, as well as access to BRCGS Service Package

BRC food standard Issue 9 was launched on 01 August 2022. Certificated sites can access a free copy via BRCGS Participate or alternatively

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