The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standards are specification developed by British Retail Consortium in response to the needs of UK members of the consortium. The BRC Global Standards are used by suppliers and global retailers. BRC standards specify requirements for standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfillment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.
The BRC standard is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which aims to harmonize international food safety standards with the help of the world’s top retailers and food manufacturers. The BRC Global Standards are a group of four industry-leading Technical Standards that specify requirements to be met by an organization to enable the production, packaging, storage and distribution of safe food and consumer products.
Every organization involved in food packaging materials – including packaging manufacturers, retailers and packer/fillers – has a legal obligation to comply with the BRC IOP food packaging standard.
The Standard is designed to help packaging manufacturers and converters to implement good manufacturing practices and quality management systems to develop and manufacture safe, legal packaging materials meeting their customer’s quality requirements.
The Standard requires: