Published: 7 Jan 2015
Author: The British Retail Consortium
Publisher: The British Retail Consortium
A key feature of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 is the format and content of the audit that assesses compliance with the requirements of the Standard. The audit is designed to be a complete assessment of the site’s compliance and is challenging and fair, and consistent across all manufacturing sites.
Audits against the BRC Food Standard include specific elements and auditing techniques to fully assess the company’s food safety systems. These include:
• Production staff interviews
• Product changeover assessment
• Line start check review
• In depth hygiene checks of equipment
• Traceability exercise
• Vertical audit
This publication highlights and explains some of the auditing techniques which are incorporated in the audit and aids awareness of the expectations in terms of content and structure.