The British Retail Consortium has issued a Technical Standard (BRC Food) for companies which produce private label products (PL products), export products or produce products which are intended to supply Super Markets. This standard was developed in 1998 by the British Retail Consortium to help retailers comply with their legal obligations and ensure a high level of consumer’s protection.
The main objective of BRC:
The main significant goal of a BRC Standard is the continuous assessment of all food companies which supply or intend to supply the aforementioned supermarkets with branded products in order to meet the standards has been set by the BRC Global Standard.
Great importance and attention has been given to be more thorough in monitoring of natural hazards and allergens. There is also a possibility of combining the implementation of a BRC System with other Quality Management Standards and Food Safety Systems such as ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 22000: 2005 etc.
What are the benefits of BRC System:
Some of the advantages and benefits which can be obtained after the certification of a BRC System, according to the requirements of this standard, are listed below:
- New partnerships with supermarkets who have the requirement for their suppliers to be certified with IFS System
- New posibilities for the marketplace (exports)
- Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
- Integrated management of food quality system