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 primary objective of developing the Standard was to support retailers in meeting their legal obligations and protecting consumers by creating a uniform audit framework for suppliers of retailer-branded food products. The UK Food Safety Act’s implementation led to the adoption of the retailer’s responsibilities as a benchmark throughout much of the supply chain, compelling manufacturers to integrate the Standard’s principles into their due diligence systems as a vital component.
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 BRCGS Global Standard – Food’s objective is to specify the safety, quality, and operational criteria that a manufacturing organization must meet to supply food products to UK retailers, their suppliers, or Standard users. The Standard’s format, content, and BRCGS training allow a competent third party to assess a company’s premises, operational systems, and procedures against 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: