BRCGS (Brand Reputation through Compliance)
BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety (Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standards) is a standard created by British retailers in order to create a framework that covers internationally accepted food safety standards and to help improve food safety.
After two years of work, it was published in October 1998 under the name of BRC-Global Standard-Food.
Certification to global standards in food safety has been a core requirement for many leading food retailers. The BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety was developed by the British Retailers Association to assess the ability of food handlers and to observe that they are taking due care for food safety.
The main objectives of the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety are;
- Creating an inclusive framework of internationally accepted food safety standards
- Helping improve food security.
- Ensuring the standardization of food safety criteria and follow-up procedures
- Compliance with supplier demands,
- Acceptance of Food Safety by suppliers,
- Reduction in the number of supplier audits,
- Improvement in product safety and quality,
- It provides development and competitive market structuring in efficient working.
Key Elements of the BRCGS Global Standards for Food Safety
- Raw materials, packaging materials, additives, and other inputs
- Process conditions (From Input – To Shipment)
- Basic environmental activities
- Basic personnel related activities and rules.
- Hazard and risk analysis
- Crisis management
- Activities related to suppliers and visitors.
- allergens, genetically modified products,
- Traceability (from field to fork)
- Responsibility of management and activities related to quality and food safety management system (Senior Management Review, internal audits, etc.)
- Physical conditions