The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is an internationally recognized, consensus standard for food safety. BRC standards are currently used in over 180 countries and by over 80% of the leading food manufacturers worldwide. The British Retail Consortium is well known for its work in the food industry, specifically with regard to food safety, consumer product testing, and packaging materials.
The BRC standard incorporates a risk-based approach to assessing the food safety hazards of each product and provides requirements for proper sanitation, safe raw materials and production methods, labeling, packaging, distribution, and transportation.
The guidelines specify the following:
– A production risk zone for a product is an area of production, packaging or transport where there is a high probability that critical hazards will be present.
– The criteria for defining production risk zones are as follows:
– There are no critical hazards without control measures;
– IHAs have been implemented with sufficient and appropriate controls.
– All products in a production risk zone must meet the same requirements.
– The process for defining and implementing a production risk zone has been well planned and documented in supply chain documentation.
Requirements of BRC standard :
All of these requirements are commonly placed on food businesses, so their importance is not to be underestimated. You will have to ensure you have a senior management commitment and control system, a HACCP and Food Safety & Quality Management System to ensure food safety. You’ll also need a Site standard and Product Control process that must be in place for every batch that leaves your company. There’s also plenty of documentation required for personnel with regards to the different procedures that should be followed during the production process.
In order to be certified by the British Retail Consortium, companies must have documented processes and procedures that demonstrate best practice in the areas of Food Safety, HACCP, Food Safety & Quality Management System, Site Standards and Product Control.
This standard focuses on hazard prevention, but also has three requirements: HACCP, Food Safety & Quality Management System, and Site Standards. The BRC standard includes 23 Annexes with a total of 1,059 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that are all part of the “Good Practice Guidance for Human Food Safety.”
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