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BRCGS Food Safety Certification

GFSI-level Standard for Food Safety

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Manage your risk and build confidence in your products with certification to the British Retail Consortium (BRCGS) Global Standard for Food Safety. BRCGS certification meets the GFSI compliance requirements for suppliers to major retailers, brand owners and manufacturers, and is especially suited for companies exporting to Europe.

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SCS Global Services conducts audits in sixteen BRCGS certification categories. We have three decades of food safety and HACCP expertise and our worldwide network of highly skilled auditors is known for thoroughness, timeliness and professionalism, with rapid turnaround for most audits.

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The BRCGS standard describes three levels of involvement:

  • Enrollment program

    For factories where food safety is still developing. This program allows recognition of improvements in food safety by providing a scored audit for sites that are not ready for certification. The audit reports and scores can be shared with customers and are intended to enable sites to develop within a framework that will eventually enable full certification.

  • Announced audit program

    For existing certificated sites. This is the same audit process used for sites within the enrollment program. Successful sites are awarded a certificate with the grade A, B or C, depending on the number and type of non-conformities identified.

  • Voluntary unannounced program

    This voluntary program provides added confidence in certification to customers and creates marketing benefits when the top BRCGS grade of A+ is achieved. Available to factories with mature food safety systems that are currently awarded a certification Grade A+, A, B+ or B. Two options are available for an unannounced program. Option 1 involves a facility walk-through and verification of good manufacturing practices (GMPs). Option 2 requires two separate on-site audits: Part 1 involves a walk-through and verification of GMPs, while Part 2 involves review of documented systems, procedures and records.

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