BRCGS Food Safety
The BRCGS Food Safety Standard is for food manufacturing businesses and provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality, authenticity, quality and the operational controls for these criteria in the food & food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry.
This standard cannot be applied to activities relating to manufacture of packaging or to wholesale, importation, distribution or storage outside the direct control of the company.
BRCGS frequently (typically every 3 years) updates the standards in line with newly emerging developments and GFSI requirements.
The current BRCGS Food Safety Standard is in Issue 8.
Be aware that BRCGS may publish several position statements and guidance documents during the life cycle of the standard. These additional statements and guidance documents may be binding to the certification audit process.
Additional Vulnerary Modules (AVM) have been designed allow a business site to demonstrate compliance to specific sets of requirements to meet market or consumer requirements. The voluntary modules can be added to any of the full certification audits. Here are some examples of AVMs: Traded Goods, FSMA Preventive Controls Preparedness Module, Meat Supply Chain Assurance etc.
There are several aspects to consider when implementing and/or maintaining a BRCGS standard. Professional and correct advise is crucial. Do not hesitate to contact Ulrich today.