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BRC Global Standards


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From Food Safety in the 21st Century Marketplace: Best Practices Throughout the Supply Chain,

Published in: Health & Medicine, Business

BRC Global Standards

  1. 1. Dr Geoff Spriegel Director of BRC Global Standards
  2. 2. Member Services BRC Trading Ltd Certification Scheme Publications Training Events Government Lobbying Policy Media Representatives The leading Trade Association for retailers
  3. 3. BRC Global Standards Team
  4. 4. Managing the Standards All governed by agreed terms of reference Governance & Strategy Committee BRC members and international representatives Define policy & oversee progress <ul><li>Technical Advisory Committees </li></ul><ul><li>One for each Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Retailers and other stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Production & review of Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretation issues </li></ul><ul><li>Review training materials </li></ul>Certification Body Co-operation groups BRC Executive Global Standards Team User Feedback
  5. 5. N American TAC Committee Retailers: Sobeys Wal-Mart Loblaw Restaurants: NRA Mcdonalds US Food Service Producers: Unilever Conagra Kraft United Fresh Food Land O Lakes Delmonte The Coca-Cola Company Maple Leaf American Meat Institute Associations: Seafood Products Association Certification Bodies: NSF AIB QMI/SAI Global
  6. 6. Managing each Step of the Accredited Certification Process Standard owner BRC Accreditation body Certification Body Manufacturer Examples: Example: QMI ISA CERT
  7. 7. The Suite of BRC Global Standards Consumer Products Food Packaging Storage & Distribution
  8. 8. Why BRC Standards? <ul><li>Requested by manufacturing chain to: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce number of audits </li></ul><ul><li>Cover their needs – brand protection </li></ul><ul><li>Remove competitive element from product safety </li></ul><ul><li>Base Practice & Continual Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>All aspects of supply chain </li></ul>
  9. 9. Heritage of the BRC Global Standards <ul><li>Issue 5 BRC Global Standard for Food Safety published </li></ul>Before 1996 1998 2000 2008 BRC becomes the first standard approved by GFSI Brand owners join to create a common standard for food – BRC Brand owners inspect their own suppliers
  10. 10. BRC Global Standard for Food Current Global Position
  11. 11. Countries – Top 10 United Kingdom – 37.1% Italy – 13.4% Netherlands – 10.2% Spain – 8.3% France – 8.5% Germany – 6.1% China – 5.4% Belgium – 5.1% Ireland – 3.1% Poland 2.8% Country Volume United Kingdom 3790 Italy 1364 Netherlands 1045 France 872 Spain 850 Germany 622 China 547 Belgium 516 Ireland 318 Poland 291
  12. 12. Standard Contents <ul><li>Product Safety, Quality and Legality </li></ul><ul><li>Risk and hazard based </li></ul><ul><li>Does not cover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental management systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social accountability or fair trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Health & Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-farm gate </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Providing a chain of Certification <ul><li>. </li></ul>Managing Food safety risks on the farm and at harvest - Pesticide residues - Pathogens Setting best Agricultural practice Managing food safety and quality at the Pack House Ensuring traceability Preserving product integrity Ensuring product quality and safety during storage and Distribution BRC GLOBAL STANDARD FOR FOOD SAFETY BRC GLOBAL STANDARD STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION
  14. 14. Food Standard Structure <ul><li>Senior Management Commitment and Continual Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>The Food Safety Plan – HACCP </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety and Quality Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Site Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Product Control </li></ul><ul><li>Process Control </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Covered by 326 individual requirements </li></ul>
  15. 15. How the Scheme Operates <ul><li>10 ‘fundamental’ requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Management Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>HACCP </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Corrective Action </li></ul><ul><li>Traceability </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Allergens </li></ul><ul><li>Control of Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Optional Unannounced Audits </li></ul>
  16. 16. Certification Process
  17. 17. Successful Audit <ul><li>Standardised report format </li></ul><ul><li>BRC recognised certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion on Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Logo </li></ul>
  18. 18. Consistency Certification Bodies <ul><li>Clear rules for the operation of the Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Surveillance Monitoring of Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Complaints Investigation </li></ul>
  19. 19. Consistency Auditors <ul><li>Auditor Requirements tightened - minimum numbers of audits </li></ul><ul><li>Auditor Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Standardisation of Training </li></ul>
  20. 20. Supporting the Standards <ul><li>Customer Service Hotline </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Perry answering </li></ul><ul><li>telephone & email queries </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Local Links </li></ul><ul><li>Training Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>13 Translations </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ and information on website </li></ul>
  21. 21. Training Courses Suite of training courses to help global suppliers implement the requirements of the Global Standards
  22. 22. BRC training courses will: <ul><li>Ensure companies are informed about how to implement the Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for their audit </li></ul><ul><li>Help them achieve and maintain certification </li></ul><ul><li>Provide in-depth guidance on implementing up to date best practice on technical issues </li></ul>
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  24. 24. Directory Developments
  25. 25. <ul><li>To be the Standard of Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Most appropriate to market requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Certification process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>User friendly – prompt communication and issue resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management of Certification Bodies and auditors </li></ul></ul></ul>Future Objectives
  26. 26. THANK YOU For Information please visit: