The BRC Global Standard – Food Safety has been updated and version 5 will be available in the new year. The TSO is offering pre-publication discounts on the standard – for more information follow the link to the TSO
What is new about the BRC? The standard is adopted by over 8000 food businesses around the world.
Greater emphasis on senior management commitment to achieving an effective quality management system.
Greater clarity and definition of the HACCP section as the cornerstone of a food safety management system.
Expanded section on issues of major industry importance, such as allergens and site security.
A more rigorous grading system linked to more frequent audits for poorly performing sites.
Revision of product categories that focus on technology of food production to clarify competence requirements of auditors. (Source: TSO)
As with the previous version the BRC will not recognise certification against the revised Standard for six months after it is formally published.