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BRCGS Food Safety

BRCGS’ Global Standard for Food Safety is the number one global market-leading Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme and a fundamental requirement for many leading retailers, manufacturers, and food service organisations

The Standard is accepted as a benchmark for food safety worldwide and is often a core requirement of the supplier approval process for food retail and manufacturing.

Key Benefits

Increased Customer Confidence

Demonstrate your level of competence in HACCP, hygiene, food safety and quality systems and commitment to consumer safety and stakeholder relations for new market opportunities.

Reduced Costs

Global recognition reduces the need for duplicate audits and being certified to the Food Safety Standard will reduce waste, complaints, recalls and rejected products.

Brand Protection

Certification to BRCGS Food Safety gives your brand an internationally recognised mark of food quality, safety and responsibility.

We Can Help You On Your Journey To BRCGS Certification

SAI Global is a 5-Star Rated BRCGS Certification Body which means our customers receive the best guidance and support – whatever stage in their journey.

What is BRCGS Food Safety?

BRCGS Food Safety is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 suppliers in 123 countries.

BRCGS Food Safety is accepted as a benchmark for food safety worldwide and is often a core requirement of the supplier approval process for food retail and manufacturing.
Overview

The Standard provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls for these criteria in the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry.

The Standard aims to:

  • encourage development of product safety culture
  • expand the requirements for environmental monitoring to reflect the increasing importance of this technique
  • encourage sites to further develop systems for security and food defence
  • add clarity to the requirements for high-risk, high-care and ambient high-care production risk zones
  • provide greater clarity for sites manufacturing pet food
  • ensure global applicability and bench-marking to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Requirements

Issue 8 of the Standard is divided into nine sections:

  1. Senior Management Commitment
  2. The Food Safety Plan – HACCP
  3. Food Safety and Quality Management System
  4. Site Standards
  5. Product Control
  6. Process Control
  7. Personnel
  8. High-Risk, High-Care and Ambient High-Care Production Risk Zones
  9. Requirements for Traded Products

Whitepaper: Food Safety Culture – A Holistic Approach

Successful food businesses don’t stand still, they evolve, adapt and respond to new challenges. A well developed food safety culture is integral to that success, no matter what size of business or where they are in the supply chain.

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