Overview of Brc Global Standards For Food Safety

by:Nanxin Print & Packaging     2020-07-12
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) The Global Standard for Food Safety was the first standard to be approved by the GFSI as part of their process for mutual recognition of food safety standards and continues to be the most widely used of the GFSI standards with over 10,000 certificated sites worldwide. Under the global standard entire food and related industry is divided in 4 parts and standards are published by BRC as below. The Global Standard for Food The global standard for food issue 6 was released by BRC in 2011. The Global Standard for Food Safety was first developed in 1998 by the food service industry to enable suppliers to be audited by third party Certification Bodies against a single consistent standard, reducing duplication of effort and enabling the retail industry to focus activities on areas of competitive advantage. Built on the principles of clear risk based requirements, informative report format and auditor competence, the Standard has continued to develop and evolve with input from a wider base of international stakeholders including retailers, caterers, food manufacturers and Certification Bodies. The Standard is closely managed by the BRC who license the use of the Standard to Certification Bodies who must be both accredited by their national Accreditation Body and abide by strict BRC requirements for auditor competency, reporting and performance. The latest edition features a number of innovations, including: The Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Originally created to establish a Standard for the suppliers of packaging and packaging materials for the food industry, this Standard is now a leading global Standard adopted by major retailers, manufacturers and packaging businesses around the world and is equally applicable to non-food packaging producers. Certification to the Standard verifies technical performance, aids manufacturers' fulfillment of legal obligations and helps provide protection to the consumer. The latest edition features a number of innovations, including: The Global Standard for Consumer Products Meeting the requirements of the 'BRC Global Standard - Consumer Products: Issue 2' ensures best practice standards are developed, implemented and maintained for manufacturers and assembly packers of consumer products. Manufacturing and assembly packing companies can be certified against this Standard to demonstrate their competence in maintaining product safety, legality and integrity. The requirements in the Standard are designed to: The Standard is applicable to the manufacture of a great many non-food products including greetings cards, DIY products (e.g. paints, power tools, nails and hammers), home wares, white goods, and non-prescription pharmaceuticals. The Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Meeting the requirements of the BRC Storage and Distribution Standard ensures best practice standards are developed, implemented and maintained for any organization involved in the storage and/or distribution of goods. Storage and distributor companies can be certified against this Standard to demonstrate their competence in maintaining product safety and integrity. The Standard is equally relevant to companies storing and/or distributing food, consumer goods and packaging. This Standard is applicable to all forms of transportation. Storage and distribution is the link between all stages of the product supply chain and retail. The introduction and the implementation of this Standard represent the efforts made to ensure product safety and integrity through the supply chain. The Standard contains separate modules for the different sectors within the supply chain, namely storage, distribution, wholesaling and contracted specialist services offered by storage companies such as: EU Regulations (No. 178/2002, No. 852/2004) legally oblige food storage and distribution companies to ensure systems are in place to supply safe and legal products.
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