The BRC International Standard was established by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) in 1998 to evaluate producers who supply privately labeled products to retail market, producers who export their products, or products that are supplied to Super Market chains. The purpose of the standard is to comply with the legal obligations and to protect the consumers by providing safe products. It presupposes a detailed control of the production processes, food safety and good practices. In other words, for the implementation of the standard, it is required a quality management system, a HACCP plan, production and hygiene control as well as environmental management.
The BRC standard is addressed to:
This standard can be applied and then certified to all categories of companies, regardless of their size, that are related to the food supply chain, have export activities, and want to implement systems that constantly provide safe products.
Benefits of applying the standard:
- Ensures the quality of the final product
- Increases customer satisfaction and trust
- Improves the image of the company to all members (staff, customers)
- Reduces operating costs and saves resources
- It is a competitive advantage and a tool for an opening to new markets