Food Safety Essential Guide:
British Retail Consortium

What is BRC?

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a trade association for the UK food retail industry created in 1992. The BRC has published standards for best practices for the food and manufacturing industries for two decades, and also publishes the On-Pack recycling standards for the UK. The BRC Global Food standard has been in existence since 1998, and in 2000 was the first food safety standard to be recognized by the GFSI organization, which means the standard meets their “benchmark” criteria for acceptance. The standard is designed as a “total quality management” program, and includes both food safety requirements and quality requirements which food manufacturers must meet in order to be certified.

BRC Issue 8

With rapidly growing expectations from regulators, consumers, and retail outlets, companies must be more proactive in their approach to food safety practices. Food safety is of critical importance when working at any stage of the food supply chain to protect consumers, meet customer requirements, and to safeguard your brand. What sets Safe Food Alliance apart from other companies is our 100 years’ experience, our dedication to food safety and quality, and personalized service to every customer.
These courses are taught by experienced BRC auditors who will share practical experiences and real life examples of how to meet the requirements in an effective way, and give an explanation of what auditors are looking for during the certification audit.

BRC Certification

Safe Food Certifications is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and licensed by the British Retail Consortium to provide certification audits against the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Issue 7. We maintain a 5-star BRC KPI rating and are dedicated to providing you with outstanding customer service.

Safe Food Certifications is a 5-star rated Certification Body

BRC Training

BRC HARPC Training

This two-day course will cover the similarities and differences between requirements of the BRC Food Standard and FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule. BRC HARPC is not a substitute for FDA’s Preventive Controls course. HARPC encompasses far more in the way of food safety assessment and control, than a traditional HACCP plan.

BRC Global Standard For Food Safety Issue 8: Issue 7 To 8 Conversion Course



This course provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of the revisions to the Standard requirements for Issue 8. It is designed to equip attendees with the skills and knowledge to successfully implement the changes to the Standard in their food safety programs.

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety: Implementing the Standard



This two-day course will give attendees the working knowledge to help implement the global Standard for Food Safety issue 8 at their facility. This course is taught by experienced BRC auditors who will share practical examples of how to meet the requirements in an effective way, and give an explanation of what auditors are looking for during the certification audit. Attend this course to better meet customer requirements, prepare for your next audit, to help drive continuous improvement in your operation, and to meet your company’s strategic objectives!

08 November 2018 By admin in BRC

BRC Webinar Recap

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Key Changes to the New BRC Issue 8

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