BRC - British Retail Consortium

BRCGS specify what is required by organisations as well as help provide assurance to customers that products are safe, legal and of high quality.

BRCGS is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used in over 130 countries. BRCGS' Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. Certification to BRCGS' Standards is often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

The BRCGS’ Standards apply to various sectors within the food and consumer products supply chain and incorporate senior management commitment, risk assessment, hazard analysis, quality management and good manufacturing practices.

Control Union Certification B.V. provides certification in the following standards:

Green BRC Food Safety Logo
Global Standard for Food Safety
This standard specifies the food safety, quality and operational criteria required within a food manufacturing organisation. The standard doesn't apply to food products which do not undergo any process at the site audited or to activities relating to wholesale, importation, distribution or storage outside the direct control of the company. This standard is recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Orange BRC Storage and Distribution Label
Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
This standard applies to companies providing storage, wholesale and distribution of food and non-food products and is also GFSI recognised.

Blue BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials Label
Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials
This relates to manufacturers of packaging and packaging materials used in food packaging and filling operations and for cosmetics, toiletries and other consumer products and materials. This standard is GFSI recognised.

Red BRC Agents and Brokers Label
Global Standard for Agents and Brokers
This applies to companies in the food and/or food packaging supply chain that provide services for the purchase, importation or distribution of products. These companies include traders, brokers, importers and exporters.

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