Published: 03 Feb 2014
Author: The British Retail Consortium
Publisher: The British Retail Consortium
The BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers Issue 1 was developed to provide a framework to manage product safety, quality and legality for businesses in the food and food packaging industries which buy, sell or facilitate the trade of products.
The Standard is intended to assist companies and their customers in meeting the legislative requirements for food safety and is designed to support compliance with expected regulatory requirements being proposed in the Food Safety Modernisation Act in the US and EU legislative requirements. It also sets out requirements based on HACCP, good manufacturing practice and supporting quality management systems.
The Standard has a scope which covers certification for food, pet food and food packaging materials. It does not cover consumer products or livestock, nor does it cover other activities such as environmental, ethical or financial arrangements.
It is a requirement that all suppliers undergoing a BRC audit to the BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers Issue 1 have access to an official copy of this Standard.