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BRC Food Standards

Safety and quality for food producers / suppliers

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).

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 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 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 provide assurance to 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 provides the assurance 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 indepth experience in food testing, inspection, auditing and certification, TÜV SÜD is globally recognised as a trusted brand throughout the food industry value chain.

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