BRC - British Retail Consortium

British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards specify what is required by organisations as well as help provide assurance to customers that products are safe, legal and of high quality.

The range of BRC standards are aimed at various sectors within the food and consumer products supply chain and all of the standards incorporate senior management commitment, risk assessment, hazard analysis, quality management and good manufacturing practices.

Control Union Certification provides certification in the following standards:

BRC 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).

BRC 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.

BRC 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.

BRC 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.