BRCGS was formerly known as BRC (British Retail Consortium). BRCGS (Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards) is a leading brand and consumer protection organization, used by over 29,000 certificated suppliers in over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRCGS’ Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety, and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. Certification to BRCGS’ Standards is now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.
The standard requirements address the key elements that organization’s need to have in place to ensure safe product production. BRC Standards are approved by GFSI, the Global Food Safety Initiative, which is an essential factor when considering a certification scheme.
More than 16,000 establishments worldwide are certified to the BRCGS Global Standards for Food Safety. To get your organization or facilities on the list, you’ll need to create a management system that addresses all standard requirements, work with a Certification Body to be audited, and passes the audit to be certified. Your organization will then need to maintain your standards and have regular audits by the certified body in order to maintain your certification.