BRCGS (Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standards) is a leading provider of global supply chain assurance programmes recognised by thousands of customers worldwide. BRCGS was formed in 1996 as a division of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to harmonize food safety standards. Since then, BRCGS has developed a range of global standards for food safety, environmental management, social responsibility, and other areas.
The BRCGS certification is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which works towards the harmonization of international food safety standards through collaboration with major food manufacturers and retailers. The BRCGS standard specifically focuses on food safety.
The BRCGS Global Standards consist of four Technical Standards that outline the necessary requirements for organizations to produce, package, store, and distribute safe food and consumer products. Implementation of these standards requires BRCGS training.
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The development of the Standard aimed to assist retailers in fulfilling their legal obligations and safeguarding consumers by establishing a common audit basis for suppliers of retailer-branded food products. The introduction of the UK Food Safety Act resulted in the adoption of the retailer’s obligations as best practice across much of the supply chain, prompting manufacturers to incorporate the Standard’s principles as an essential component of their due diligence systems.
The BRCGS Global Standard for Food is developed based on the fundamental principles of retailers’ standards and is constantly updated to meet the needs of retailers and their suppliers.
The Standard requires:
The aim of the BRCGS Global Standard – Food is to define the safety, quality, and operational standards that must be met by a manufacturing organization in order to provide food products to UK retailers, their suppliers, or Standard users. The Standard’s structure, information, and BRCGS training enable a qualified third party to evaluate a company’s facilities and operating systems and procedures in line with the Standard’s requirements.
In developing all of its Technical Standards, the BRCGS has acknowledged the significance of accreditation and collaborated closely with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ensure compliance with all product certification requirements.
The principles of the BRCGS Global Standard Food are: