BRC Certification

BRC Certification: Global Standard for Food Safety

Are you looking for a way to break into the big retailers market with your produce or food product?
BRC certification could be your route to success!
Let us help you gain BRC Accreditation for your food business

Have your packhouse or food production business certified under the BRC Global Standards to give you the confidence to market your food products to leading retailers in the UK and further afield.

Work with the first food safety management standard to be benchmarked by the GFSI, in 1998. This alone makes it the leading food safety and quality assurance scheme; which has now been used in more than 20,000 supplier certifications in over 120 countries! (as of November 2016)

ML3 Technical can guide you through this food safety audit process with the minimum of pain.

BRC certification to the prescribed standard is a guarantee that the quality and safety of your operational criteria fulfil all of your legal obligations and protect consumers.

In recent years, BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard for Food Safety has become a basic requirement for access to the market with leading retailers.

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Getting Your Foot in the Retail Door with BRC Accreditation

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is an excellent tool for food processing operations where food is openly handled, processed and packed. The standard applies to all categories of food production from slaughterhouses and packhouses to ready meal factories and the ready to eat market.

The goal of the BRC Food Safety Standard is to establish excellence in food manufacturing safety practices so food products are safe, legal and of a quality that customers will appreciate.

How BRC Standards Address Food Safety:

The BRC Food Safety Standard is a seven-part scheme:

  • • Senior Management Commitment and Continual Improvement
  • • Food Safety Plan HACCP - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point programme
  • • Food Safety and Quality Management System
  • • Site Standards and expectations for the production environment
  • • Product Control, inspection and testing
  • • Process Control ensuring that documented HACCP plans are actually used
  • • Personnel standards for staff training, protective clothing and personal hygiene

The whole programme is designed as a support framework for retailers and brand owners to ensure they can honestly show 'due diligence' under EU and UK law in the event of an incident and potential prosecution.

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How BRC Certification Benefits Your Business Now

The benefits of going through BRC accreditation for your food safety management scheme boils down to three main areas:

The BRC standards – supported by their adherence to the GFSI benchmarks will give retailers and customers alike, confidence in your internal food safety programme and your management of your supply chain. Improving food safety practises within your business also helps to reduce recalls, rejected products, waste and complaints. Your businesses listing will appear on BRC’s Directory delivering a very useful confidence boost and citation for your SEO marketing efforts.

The Standard has been developed by food industry experts to be both professionally rigorous, but easily understood. The comprehensive, detailed support package sets out a risk assessment approach. The clear step-by-step path helps a business to achieve certification with the least disruption or stress to get you started. Additionally you will not be surprised by hidden costs. If your business has followed ML3 Technical’s advice, you will be well prepared and should be confident about any food safety audit’s cost implications.

ML3’s Technical Team can provide a cost effective audit service or support for companies from a check of your current system to implementing a complete package. Many of the deviations and non-conformities that may show up under audit can be avoided by working closely with ML3 Technical to get all aspects of your manufacturing processes compliant before the audit team arrive. Whilst ML3 Technical specialises in working with vegetable pack houses and processors we also have experience in working with, sauce/chutney makers, ice cream makers, bakeries and other product areas. Please contact us for more details.

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Attaining Certification in the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety audit demonstrates your company’s food safety professionalism in a single, widely recognised food safety management system. Preparation and subsequent audit demonstrate competence in HACCP, workplace hygiene, food safety and quality control systems. The accreditation is fully in tune with the vision of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), ensuring your food safety standards are in keeping with the expectations of many of the world’s major retail outlets and food manufacturers.

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