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BRCGS Storage & Distribution

The BRCGS Storage & Distribution Standard is specifically designed for logistics operations dealing with food, packaging, and consumer products. It is flexible as business can implement the full standard or a scope relevant to their operation e.g. storage only or distribution only.

This standard cannot be applied to activities relating to manufacture of packaging or food or sole agent & broker activities.

BRCGS frequently (typically every 3 years) updates the standards in line with newly emerging developments and GFSI requirements.

The current BRCGS Storage & Distribution is in Issue 3.

Note: Issue 4 of the standard has been published and will come into effect in 2021.

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.

Contracted Service Modules

These have been designed allow a business site to demonstrate compliance to specific sets of requirements to meet market or consumer requirements. The contracted service modules can be added to any of the full certification audits and include e.g. contract -packaging, -chilling, -inspections or – assembly.


Get Help

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.


Ulrich of QSD has been instrumental in Irish Bakels achieving BRC AA for the last 6 audits and provided the necessary and comprehensive training and updates on the standard were required. We have no hesitation in recommending Ulrich/QSD as we continue to use this excellent service going forward.

David Kinney
Managing Director – Irish Bakels, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath


BRCGS consultants are up-to-date with the Global Standards and are able to consult with professionalism, integrity and competence. Availing of the advice of QSD can be a huge benefit on your journey towards gaining or maintaining certification.