The BRCGS provide a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality, quality, and the operational controls in the food, food ingredient, manufacturing, processing and packaging industries.
What is in the BRCGS Food Safety?
Embedding Food Safety Culture
An effective food safety management system requires a commitment by senior management from its inception, to implementation and beyond to optimize continuous improvement all of which is underpinned by a culture of food safety which must be leader-led.
Ensure your company’s policies and procedures – which form the basis for the product and process controls necessary to produce safe products – meet customer expectations, and make sure staff are trained to continue a consistent production. These elements include, but are not limited to, product specifications, supplier approval, traceability, and the management of incidents, food fraud, food defense and product recalls.
The expectations for the building/construction, production environment, the layout and their maintenance, must be suitable to assure hygienic conditions throughout the food production and handling areas. These need to be supported by the pre-requisite programs such as cleaning, pest control, waste management and foreign body controls.
Product design and development processes assure that proper allergen management, safeguarding product and ingredient provenance, appropriate product packaging and effective/conclusive product inspection and testing.
The establishment and maintenance of safe process controls, weight/volume control and equipment calibration, and ensures the documented HACCP plan is put into practice.
This section of the Standard deals with products are at risk of pathogenic contamination. Additional controls are required for these products to ensure safety.
Organizations are required to ensure that all personnel performing work that affects product safety, legality and quality are demonstrably competent to carry out their activity, through training, personal hygiene standards and suitable site issued protective clothing.
BRCGS Storage and Distribution V4 – What Are the Changes?
Learn more about the changes and review the Transition Information FAQ.
BRCGS for Packaging Materials
BRCGS for Storage and Distribution
Gluten Free Certification Program (GFCP)
Benefits of a gluten-free management system The long-term outcome of the GFCP Global Standard is to promote a systems approach to prevent failures that could harm the public. Correctly applied, a site’s gluten-free management system (GFMS) will provide a very strong level of protection from failure, and if failure does occur, it will enable the rapid identification and management of risks and deviations. Increasing the availability of gluten-free products that conform to regulatory requirements will enable market expansion and should, at the same time, reduce the burden on government enforcement. Consumers will benefit by having increased confidence in their purchases, wider availability, and variety of choice.