BRC Food Certification in India - BRC Global Standard for Food industry

BRC Global Standard Certification for the Food Industry

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Agents and Brokers

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Packaging and Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Agents and Brokers

BRC Food Certification - BRC Global Standard for Food industry

Safety of food products

The safety of food products is one of the top priorities for consumers and governments worldwide. The food supply chain must therefore ensure that products comply with regulations by testing and certifying them appropriately, while also dealing with commercial pressures to control costs and reduce time to market. Consequently, increasing numbers of retailers and food Service providers are mandating that their suppliers are certified against a scheme approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).


BRC food certification in the food industry refers to a globally recognized certification scheme known as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety. It sets stringent criteria and guidelines for food manufacturers and processors, ensuring that they meet rigorous standards of quality, safety, and hygiene throughout their operations. Obtaining BRC certification is a testament to a company's commitment to delivering safe and high-quality food products to consumers.

What are the BRC global standards?

Originally developed and published in 1998, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards specify safety, quality and operational criteria for food producers and suppliers. Used worldwide, the BRC food certification standards are recognised by the GFSI, which aims to reduce the need for multiple supplier audits by harmonising international food safety standards.

BRC standards are accepted by many of the world’s largest retail groups, manufacturers, and food service organisations - providing an international mark of excellence for the certificate holder.


BRC Global Standards for food safety deliver confidence across the entire supply chain by guaranteeing the standardisation of quality, safety, and operational principles. By setting the benchmark for excellent manufacturing practice, they assure customers that products are safe, legal and of high quality.

How can we help you?

TÜV SÜD is a BRC accredited certification Body. Our auditor services include:

  • BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
  • BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials
  • BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
  • BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers

Why choose TÜV SÜD?

TÜV SÜD has more than 15 years’ experience in food and feed management system certification, and was one of the first certification bodies acting in this field. Licensed by the BRC as an approved Certification Body (CB) to audit against the relevant BRC Global Standards, TÜV SÜD consistently achieves a five-star rating - the highest possible.

TÜV SÜD’s global network of auditors assures that a formalised and structured approach to attaining certification is applied without bias, ensuring that audit approaches are consistent, regardless of the product or country of production. With in-depth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and BRC food safety certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognised as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is difference between BRC and BRCGS?

    The main difference between BRC and BRCGS is the rebranding of the BRC standards. BRC (British Retail Consortium) initially developed food safety and quality standards but later rebranded these standards as BRCGS (BRC Global Standards) to reflect their global applicability beyond just the retail sector. So, BRCGS is essentially the updated name for the same set of standards.

  • How do I get a BRCGS certificate?

    To obtain a BRCGS (BRC Global Standards) certificate, follow these key steps: Choose an accredited Certification Body, assess your facility's readiness, contact the chosen Certification Body for an audit, prepare your facility for the BRC certification process, and schedule the audit. During the audit, the Certification Body will assess compliance. Address any non-conformities promptly, and upon approval, receive your BRCGS certificate. Be aware that requirements may vary, so maintain communication with the Certification Body and expect regular surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance for BRC global standard certification.

  • What does the BRC stand for?

    BRC stands for "British Retail Consortium." The BRC certification process involves meeting stringent standards for food safety and quality, with benefits including enhanced product quality, safety, and market access. BRC certification requirements encompass various criteria that ensure compliance with industry best practices and regulatory standards, providing confidence to consumers and retailers alike.


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