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BRC Global Standards

The BRC publish globally recognised Standards for best practice in product safety for Food, Packaging, Consumer Products, Storage & Distribution and Non-Genetically Modified Food. These Standards are the market leaders and provide a framework upon which many retailers, global brand owners and manufacturers use for their supplier assessment programme and due diligence defence support.

BRC Standards ensure best practice standards are developed, implemented and maintained.

Food Safety

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety: Issue 6: Print (English Edition)

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has been extensively revised in consultation with senior representatives from major retailers and food service companies, ensuring that it continues to meet the requirements of manufacturers and retailers....more

BRC Best Practice Guideline Allergen Management In Food Manufacturing Sites: Print

This guideline has been designed to provide further explanation of the allergen management requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. ...more

BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers: Issue 1: Print

This publication sets out the requirements to achieve certification for the new BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers. The Standard has been developed to provide a framework to manage product safety, quality and legality for businesses in the food and food packaging industries which buy, sell or facilitate the trade of products. ...more

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety - Guideline for Fresh Produce: Print (English Edition)

This is the latest guidance on the interpretation of the requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety - Issue 6 for fresh produce packers of fruit, vegetables and nuts. Concentrating on areas of particular issue within the fresh produce industry, this will help companies, auditors and customers understand ...more

BRC Guidelines for Food Safety

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety - Interpretation Guideline: Issue 6 : Print (English)

This Guideline will help food producers to obtain certification to Issue 6 of the Standard. The Guideline discusses the principles behind each of the requirements of the Standard clause by clause, assisting companies to effective implementation across all industry sectors....more

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety: Issue 6: Print (North American Edition)

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has been extensively revised in consultation with senior representatives from major retailers and food service companies, ensuring that it continues to meet the requirements of manufacturers and retailers....more

Packaging and Packaging Materials

BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials: Issue 4 : Print (English Edition)

In September 2012 the ‘Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials: Issue 4’ became the first packaging Standard to complete the process of benchmarking by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), this represents increased recognition for the more than 2000 sites around the world ...more

BRC Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Materials - Interpretation Guideline: Issue 4: Print (English Edition)

This Interpretation Guideline is designed to help producers of packaging and packaging materials to obtain certification to Issue 4 of the Standard. In September 2012 the ‘Global Standard for Packaging and ...more

Storage and Distribution

BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution: Issue 2: Print (English Edition)

The new, updated Global Standard for Storage and Distribution: Issue 2 will replace Storage and Distribution: Issue 1 for all audits from March 2011. The Standard provides certification for the section of the supply chain between BRC Standards for the manufacture of food, packaging and ...more

Consumer Products

BRC Global Standard for Consumer Products: Issue 3: Print (English Edition)

The 'BRC Global Standard for Consumer Products: Issue 3' is a new BRC Global Standard, replacing Consumer Products Issues 2 and 2a. There are substantial revisions and updates to the content of Consumer Products ...more

BRC Global Standard for Consumer Products - Interpretation Guideline: Issue 3: Print (English Edition)

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has produced guidance for the understanding of how to obtain certification to Issue 3 of the Global Standard for Consumer Products and the implementation of individual requirements across all industry sectors. The guideline discusses the principles behind each of the requirements ...more

Global Standard Translations

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 6) Translations in PDF and Print Formats

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 6) has been translated into Chinese (simplified), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Mexcian) and Swedish. The translated editions are available in protected downloadable PDF format, which can be printed on one occasion, and as a printed edition.The benchmark for food safety management, the Food Safety Standard establishes a standard for the supply of food products and is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence....more

BRC / IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials (Issue 4) Translations in PDF and Print Formats

'BRC / IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials (Issue 4)' has been translated into French, German, and Italian. The translated editions are available in a downloadable PDF format, which can be printed on one occasion, and as a printed edition. The Packaging Standard is the benchmark for best practice across the packaging industry for the packaging of food and other non-food products....more